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In February a joint team from Pinnguaq, Canada Learning Code and Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre came to Arviat to sit down with Aqqiumavvik to discuss culturally based curriculum building from a community standpoint. Shirley Tagalik and Joe Karetak, with additional contributions from Louis Angalik and Sue Ball, led workshops on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and their experiences developing school and community based curriculums.

During the team's time in Arviat, Jason Curley, Danny Curley, and Aupaa Irkok - staff from the research projects and Young Hunters Program at Aqqiumavvik - took the team out to Arvia'juaq and to the hinaa (floe edge) to talk about the local environmental conditions, technology and ice (Smart Ice), and to give an idea of IQ teachings and Aqqiumavvik programs in action.

Pinnguaq also ran some coding workshops, te(a)ch, in the high school for students with the support of previous code club participant Paulie Jr - who is now continuing the after school program out of the library on behalf of Pinnguaq and Aqqiumavvik!

Pinnguaq te(a)ch session in Arviat high school
Te(a)ch session in Arviat

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