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Nutshimiu Atusseun: Opening Paradigms for Education in the North (OPEN)
  • General public
  • Students - in general
Nutshimiu Atusseun: Opening Paradigms for Education in the North (OPEN) is a collaboration with the Innu of Labrador to develop educational programs through the continued development of the Innu Environmental Guardians Program (IEGP) and country-based learning programs. Central to the IEGP is the opportunity for dialogue between Innu Elders and other knowledge holders, and Western scientists at culturally significant sites within Nitassinan, their ancestral land. With IPY funding these modules have focucused on climate change issues and challenges facing Nitassinan. Since 2006, we have involved at-risk Innu youth in this program, while also training them in professional video production, giving them concrete skills and a positive avenue of expression.
  • Book
  • Field Course
  • Conference / workshop - general
  • Poster - conference or institutional
  • Film - feature or documentary
Dr. Trudy Sable
Saint Mary's University
Saint Mary's University, Innu Nation Environment Office ( Labrador), Memorial University of Newfoundland, Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History Arctic Studies Cenre, the Tshikapisk Foundation, University of Alaska, University of the Arctic
April 2008 to March 2011
Yes, all of it
IPY Final chapter report, Online survey

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