Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Inuit Youth Project in Canada's Nunavut

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association will soon receive $86,000 in funds to help launch a two year project at the Pangnirtung Youth Centre in Canada's Nunavut. The project will offer Canadian Inuit youth opportunities to improve their skills, knowledge, and leadership abilities.

"It is important that we help Aboriginal young people reach their full potential," said Minister Chuck Strahl. "Projects like these allow them to engage in their community, and become active participants in shaping their future."

This is great news especially given that Nunavut in general has a very high percentage of youth compared to the rest of Canada. Perhaps Inuit art will be part of this exciting program which will help budding Inuit artists get a start in an artistic career.

See Free Spirit Gallery for lots of information and images on Inuit art.

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