Sharing in Nunavik
Website Theme Fall 2007
We are inviting you to think about sharing in Nunavik. What do Inuit of Nunavik share? The first thing that might come to your mind is food. Think of some of the different ways Inuit share food. Now, try to think of other things Inuit share. Think hard, there are many different ways that Inuit in Nunavik share. Which of these practices are unique to Inuit?
Now, ask yourself, how is sharing present in government? For example, is an exchange of ideas a kind of sharing? In what ways have Inuit traditionally shared opinions and ideas?Our Foundations of a New Government themes will invite you to join us while we ponder these thoughts.
Our present theme, “Sharing in Nunavik”
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Look forward to seeing more about “Sharing in Nunavik” as we continue to update the website this fall.
The inspiration for our current theme:
“We are thinking of the perpetual question “What is the foundation of this government”?
Our idea is to start having people think and talk about “values, customs and traditions” that keep our society’s identity strong. If we are to govern ourselves, we have to be proud of who we are and know how we have survived and we need to continue to survive as a whole even in the modern day based on who we are. Practices that are important to us: sharing food, names, customs such as Arnaqutik, Sanajik etc need to be understood by the younger generation to make them realize that they are an important part of being Inuk. ” (Minnie Grey)
September 17, 2007