Free podcasting workshop on May 19, 2018

The Iqaluit Action Lab is hosting a free podcasting workshop in Iqaluit on Saturday May 19, 2018 from 1pm-4pm. The workshop is limited to 10 participants. Names will be drawn by lottery. Everyone is welcome to submit their name for the draw by emailing iqaluitactionlab@gmail.com or texting 222-0442. Participants must bring a smartphone to the workshop. This will be an interactive …

Survival Training Indoors and Outdoors

The Iqaluit Action Lab hosted two survival training activities in November 2017. These training activities provided information about how to survive on the land and ice, and were taught by local hunters and Elders. First, on Sunday November 12 from 1-4pm, there was an outdoor training session for igloo and fire-starting led by Solomon Awa and Simon Nattaq. Pre-registration was …

Survival on Land and Ice

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 …

Elder and Youth Boating

August 2017 The Iqaluit Action Lab teamed up with Polar Outfitting and Solomon Awa to organize two Elder and Youth boating trips in August 2017. Working with Iqaluit’s Elders (and almost-Elders) Elisapi Aningmuiq, Simon Nattaq, Jacobie Atamie, Ben Kovic, Rosie Naulaq, and Solomon Awa, they shared stories and skills. There was a public callout for up to six Iqaluit youth (13-18 …

Qulliq Making Workshop on CBC Nunavut

From CBC Nunavut: Iqaluit Action Lab is sponsoring a qulliq making workshop at Nunavut Arctic College’s Jewellery Studio this week. Interest in the program was high, so a lottery to select students was held. The lucky 15 are being tutored by Looty Pijamini, an instructor at the college, and Greg Morgan, an expert carver. Have a look at the process …

Tool-making Workshops

April 2017 The Iqaluit Action Lab is hosting two traditional tool-making workshops in April. These workshops are offered for free for adults over 19 years, and participation will be determined by lottery. Matthew Alainga will lead an ulu-making workshop on Saturday April 22, 2017 held from 10am-6pm. Twelve people will make their own stainless steel ulus. Looty Pijamini will lead a qulliq-making workshop during …

Midwinter Concerts

Free! Three concerts in three days. Inuksuk High School. February 3-5, 2017 – (details below) On February 3rd, 4th and 5th 2017, the Iqaluit Action Lab will present three concerts in three days at Inuksuk High School. Featuring all local talent, these concerts will warm the hearts of Iqaluit residents and celebrate midwinter in Iqaluit. The concerts are free, and everyone …

New Year’s Eve a collective success!

On December 31, 2016, Iqaluit showed the true nature of its community spirit. The Iqaluit Canada150 New Year’s Eve celebration drew more than 700 people to enjoy activities presented at Inuksuk High School on December 31 from 11am to 4:30pm. Hundreds more gathered around town to watch the professional fireworks show launched from the breakwater at 8:17pm. This was a …