Survival on Land and Ice: Training Day October 21, 2017
The Iqaluit Action Lab hosted a training day on Saturday October 21, 2017 from 10am-4pm focusing on survival on land and ice. The training was led by Solomon Awa, Simon Nattaq, and Jetaloo Kakkee, and was offered for free to the public at the Anglican Parish Hall in Iqaluit. The training provided information about how to survive on the land and ice, and included learning about cloud formations, snow conditions, landmarks, navigation using stars and snow, what to include in your survival kit, how to start a fire using a flint, and getting noticed when you are lost. “Have you ever considered learning survival skills on the land and ice? Here is your chance: we may think we know, but there is more to learn,” said Solomon Awa. This was an interactive training day that took place in Inuktitut and English with interpretation by Andrew Dialla. Training materials were supplied in Inuktitut, English and French. No registration was required.
These workshops were a part of Canada150 celebrations, thanks to funding from the Government of Canada.