Our organization is new but our projects aren’t.
You may have not heard of our newest venture but rest assured that we’ve been doing all sorts of projects across Nunavut as Aaliak. We decided to setup a new Society as we open transparency to our operations and projects. We believe in doing projects that no one else things of and we have some exciting plans for the future.
You have likely seen some of our projects and work, from setting up Nunavut’s only outdoor paintball park, treehouses for kids, we took the Covid-19 pandemic and transformed all programming to remote virtual activities including free community radio/facebook bingo (even including Nunavummiut that were sequestered to their hotel rooms out of territory in isolation. We build some cabins to better Annana’s Camp a community elders place of healing.
We started the Nunavut Gaming Society, a program to connect kids across the territory with gaming tournaments and connect kids from various communities doing something that they were already doing. However we are likely most well known for the transformation work on the Cambridge Bay Youth Center and what the community refers to as The Gaming Center, we refer to it as the Cambridge Bay Makerspace. A digital and hands on facility where kids can be kids and learn all things technology related.
Early 2022 saw us pivot into re-organizing ourselves and thus Inuit Nunangat Ipirauttaaq Society was conceived and ultimately came to life. Our main objectives are to focus on Homelessness, Food Insecurity and capacity building projects. The rest of this year will see us put some projects into place that will benefit Nunavummiut who are most affected by food insecurity and homelessness.
We look forward to working with stakeholders, funders and other organizations that want to build on community development and collaborations of all forms.