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Root & Stem Issue 2

Root & STEM Issue 2 Explores Technology and Health

January 18, 2021

Pinnguaq Association has published Root & STEM, Issue 2, the second issue in a new publishing initiative promoting equity and accessibility in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEAM) education and innovation. This new STEAM resource and complimentary lesson plans, prioritizing diverse voices, are available for K-12 educators across the country.

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Supporting Inuit Artists through Co-Design Initiative

January 14, 2021

A new initiative being launched by Pinnguaq and Nordicity focuses on celebrating, supporting and promoting Inuit artists and artist organizations while working with the community directly to find sustainable solutions for challenges in the Inuit arts ecosystem.

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Exploring Inuit Principles of Conservation

January 4, 2021

“Inuit say that the purpose in life is to live a good life,” writes author and former Nunavut educator Shirley Tagalik, who was kind enough to lend her expertise to the first issue of Root & STEM, Pinnguaq’s resource for educators.

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The Lucid Project: Medicinal Listening

December 31, 2020

Aaron Labbe was in his second year of studies at SUNY Fredonia’s School of Music when he suffered a mental breakdown so bad it caused a heart arrhythmia. He was rushed to hospital, where he spent three days in intensive care and nearly a week in the cardiac unit.

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Handprints

December 31, 2020

While fast, reliable access to prosthetic devices can be difficult to obtain in communities outside urban centres, the process becomes much easier when you have a 3D printer close at hand.

Delivering for Success: A Year of Growth

December 9, 2020

As we think back over the past year, we are awestruck by the many ways digital technology is increasingly shaping our lives. As a result of the pandemic, engaging with the digital world became critical in how we work, connect with our family and friends, and learn.

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Nunavut Learning At Home with Pinnguaq

December 1, 2020

As Nunavut continues endeavours to curb the rise of COVID-19 cases, many people are spending more time at home than they may be accustomed to, including students who would otherwise be in school classrooms.

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Making Videos for Kids Help Phone

November 4, 2020

In 2017, Kids Help Phone (KHP), a free resource that provides mental health support and counselling via telephone or the Internet, noticed that Indigenous youth were using the service in relatively small numbers.

Cheers to a Year at The Lindsay Makerspace!

October 7, 2020

It has been such a journey this past year! We started with an empty white walled room and transformed it into a space jam packed with excited community members who are exploring, making, creating, thinking, playing, sharing, learning, unlearning, hacking, discussing, and so much more. It’s hard to believe that a year ago, on October … Continued

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The Iqaluit Makerspace at September 2020

September 17, 2020

In March 2020 we, like the rest of the world, had to pause, pivot and innovate on the way we serve communities in light of the Covid-19 epidemic.  Our focus remained on developing S.T.E.A.M educational resources for rural and remote communities across Canada. Between April and June 2020 we saw over 8000 learners and educators … Continued

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Pinnguaq and DS4Y

July 30, 2020

In this post we talk about all the amazing things we have done as recipients of the DS4Y program from 2018 to 2020. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement coming soon!