|Inuit leadership session at Piliriqatigiinniq Teachers’ Conference, Iqaluit, NU.|
Inuit Leadership and Governance in Nunavut and Nunavik: Life Stories, Analytical Perspectives and Training is a five-year Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and led by Dr. Frédéric Laugrand, Université Laval. Research partners include the Nunavut Department of Education and the Kativik School Board.
One aspect of this research focuses on Inuit educational leadership and is led by Dr. Fiona Walton, Associate Professor at UPEI’s Faculty of Education. Additional researchers include Dr. Darlene O’Leary, Postdoctoral Research Fellow,, along with several graduates of the UPEI Master of Education (MEd) Nunavut program, who act as collaborating Inuit researchers and participants: Naullaq Arnaquq, Jukeepa Hainnu, Nunia Qanatsiaq, Millie Kuliktana, Nancy Uluadluak, and Leesie Akulukjuk. A workshop on Inuit Leadership was held February 15, 2012 in Iqaluit. Researchers had an opportunity to present findings from this project at the Inuit Studies Conference held in October 2012 at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., as well as at the CIERA conference at Université Laval in April 2013.