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Several youths from across Nunavut have travelled to Ottawa to participate in a week-long national program called Encounters with Canada, designed to introduce high school students to their peers from across Canada and to their nation’s capital. They tour Parliament and the museums, hear presentations related to the week’s theme, and sometimes go to a Sens game. Each week has a different theme: health & medicine, sports & fitness, arts & culture, first responders, science & tech, etc. so that students can also choose something that may interest them as a career.

Marlene Kippomee and Faith Aglak, 16, from Pond Inlet
Marlene Kippomee (left) and Faith Aglak, 16, from Pond Inlet at the EwC “Health & Medicine” week.

Watch this short video of Candace Hiqiniq and Sheridan Kamookak, from Gjoa Haven, talking about their experience at EwC.

Kids from from Taloyoak attend Sports & Fitness program
(l to r) Howard Panigayak, Melissa Alookee, Darren Alookee, all from Taloyoak, attended the Sports & Fitness program.
Nathaniel Anaittuq and Michael Aqilriaq from Gjoa Haven
Nathaniel Anaittuq (left) and Michael Aqilriaq, both from Gjoa Haven.

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