Welcome to Nunavut Sivuniksavut!November 29, 2016
NS is a unique college program serving the needs of Inuit youth across Canada. We offer two Certificate program - Inuit Studies, and Advanced Inuit Studies - under the auspices of Algonquin College in Ottawa. Students come together to study Inuit history, land claims, Inuit organizations and issues, and Inuit culture and language; by living away from home for eight months, they also develop the life skills needed to prepare for entry into the workforce back home, and/or for further post-secondary studies.
Photo Of The Week
July 19: Adam Akpik of Iqaluit shares a traditional Māori greeting, called a hongi, with Dr. Terry Ryan of the Ngāi Tahu tribe in New Zealand. Adam and his 2nd Year classmates are on a 10-day trip to New Zealand to learn about Maori culture and history, and to share the story of Nunavut.
Meet this year's students!
Brendan Mannik from Baker Lake
Olaf Christensen from Grise Fiord
Grad profile of the month
Tamara Takpannie (2-year program/2016) is our grad of the month for July 2016
"NS was a very unexpected choice for me after completing my high school. I didn't know what to expect when I applied but I did know that I wanted to reconnect with my heritage. I'm an urban Inuk who never grew up with my culture/language and…"
2015 Alumni Survey
The alumni survey provides information on where students came from before they attended NS and what they did after completion of the program.
Browse our timeline to see how NS has grown from a small land claims training program back in the 1980's to today's multi-year college program available to Inuit youth from all over Canada.