Donna Adams, Nancy Anilniliak, Okalik Eegeesiak, Leena Evic, Ann Meekitjuk Hanson, Rhoda Innuksuk, Nancy Karetak-Lindell, Madeleine Redfern, Joan Scottie, Elisapee Sheutiapik, Manitok Thompson, Sheila
Donna Adams, Nancy Anilniliak, Okalik Eegeesiak, Leena Evic, Ann Meekitjuk Hanson, Rhoda Innuksuk, Nancy Karetak-Lindell, Madeleine Redfern, Joan Scottie, Elisapee Sheutiapik, Manitok Thompson, Sheila Watt-Cloutier
This book gathers the reflections of twelve Inuit women who have taken the risk of leadership in Canada and beyond. Whether an advocate, policy maker, or cultural leader, each woman tells the story of her journey toward becoming a voice for her fellow Inuit. Solid cultural values and a strong sense of service are their common denominators, even if their missions and personal convictions vary. Some are leaders in cultural development and environmentalism; others thrived as members of territorial legislatures. Some are advocates in their home communities; others took their passion for public issues to national and international arenas. In every case, these women are driven by a desire to see Inuit society flourish through its language, traditions, and institutions.
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Arnait Nipingit was produced through a partnership between Nunavut Arctic College, Laval University's CIERA (Centre interuniversitaire d'études et de recherches autochtones), the Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council, and Nunavut's Department of Education. The book series entitled Inuit Leadership and Governance is part of a CIERA research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and its Community-University Research Alliance program.