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Introduction to Inuit Culture
Presented by: Goota Desmarais
Friday, December 06, 2019 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Session Location:
St. Augustine Elementary School 5520 45 Ave Crescent, Ponoka, AB Gym
About the Session:

Inuit traditions and culture revolved around the land based resources of the North.  With the limited resources of the harsh arctic environment, the Inuit demonstrated resilience and innovation.  Goota passionately shares her culture through storytelling complemented by authentic Inuit artifacts. 

About the Presenter(s):
Goota Desmarais

Goota Desmarais grew up on the south shore of Baffin Island in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. Her early childhood was spent in a modern Inuit settlement during the winters and in a traditional camp during the summers. Goota is now an urban Inuk, living in Sherwood Park, Alberta for the past 30 years. She stays connected to her Inuit culture through frequent visits to Nunavut and her involvement on the board of the Edmonton Inuit Cultural Society and Edmontonmiut Inuit. Through her business, Inuit Connection, Goota has been educating people about Nunavut and Inuit culture for over 20 years. She shares personal stories of growing up in the North that illustrate the unique Inuit way of life.   Goota is currently working with Alberta Teacher’s Association in their Walking Together: Education for Reconciliation Project.

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. CARC also reserves the right to cancel an event within the 7 calendar days due to unforeseen circumstances such as facility closures, terrorist threats, natural disasters or extreme inclement weather (-35 C or colder). Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: November 29, 2019
Cost: $20.00
Focus(es): First Nations, M├ętis, and Inuit
Grade Level(s): K-12
Audience: Teachers