Nunavut Sivuniksavut students graduate with `a better sense of self’

 By Tom Taylor Local Journalism Initiative Reporter There were “a lot of different emotions” at this year’s Nunavut Sivuniksavut graduation ceremony, according to Nicole Hachey, the school’s second year coordinator. “You could tell some of the students were a little bit nervous, but also excited,” said Hachey, who was born in Baker Lake but now lives in Ottawa, where the post-secondary institution is based. “There were some students that were happy; they were crying on stage.” Nunavut Sivuniksavut offers one and two-year programs designed to empower Inuit youth. The curriculum covers everything from land claims and research methods to throat-singing and drum-making. This year’s graduation ceremony for 32 students occurred at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre on May 18. It featured speeches from students, faculty, representatives from Inuit organizations and the…

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