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Inuk grad student heading back to Nunavut for CHARS job – NunatsiaqOnline

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201722 Views

March 31, 2017

“I hope to be a part of this renaissance”

For a woman who has pursued post-secondary education across North America over the last decade, Angela Nuliayok Rudolph remembers getting off to a rocky start.

As a student at Qiqirtaq School in Gjoa Haven, her home community, Rudolph had trouble connecting with her courses.

“I struggled with social studies because the curriculum wasn’t relevant,” she said. “I remember my Grade 12 exam. There were a lot of questions about the Cold War. It was really U.S.-focused.”

Then a poster in the school’s hallway caught Rudolph’s attention: a group of grinning Inuit students. The poster was promoting Nunavut Sivuniksavut, the Ottawa-based, college-level program designed for Nunavummiut youth.

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