We are excited to be able to bring our Virtual Education Days back to teachers and students across Canada during the month of June, 2022. With the support of our partner BMO, we are able to bring the rich Indigenous culture to life for all students with interactive, educational and fun experiences that support the curriculum for all grades. For this year’s virtual Education Day series we will be providing participants with access to a password protected portal where they will be able to view pre-recorded and live videos and information packs for teachers. To gain access you will need to complete a different registration form which will be available soon.
Watch a series of videos by the Canadian Museum of Nature featuring their Qilalukkat! exhibition. Learn about beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) and their relationship with the Inuit people of the Western Arctic, the Inuvialuit. Explore the history and traditions of beluga harvesting, which continues to be a vital part of present-day Inuvialuit life. Experience a Tuktoyaktuk family’s journey, from preparing to storing the food provided by their annual beluga harvest. See ancient artefacts, modern tools and beluga-inspired arts and crafts. Discover how Inuvialuit and scientists work together for beluga conservation.
TUESDAY, JUNE 7th | 1PM
Pre-registered Students/Teachers from Across Canada are invited to this pre-recorded art workshop with Aalla. Inuit Games began in the harsh environment of the Arctic where agility, strength and endurance are necessary for survival. These games were born out of a need to maintain fitness, practice life skills and the need for social interaction. Aalla will talk about the history of the games, and explains the rules of some of his favourite games.