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Northern Futures: May 2012 Archives

Northern Futures: What the Plan Nord holds for young Inuit

CBC's Ainslie MacLellan dropped in on a class discussion on the Plan Nord. The group of Inuit college students talked about what they think the future holds for them.
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Northern Futures: Learning a trade

Eric Lemelin fits a pipe during his plumbing and heating exam in Inukjuak. (Ainslie MacLellan)With a growing population, and the Plan Nord on the horizon, Nunavik is expected to see more new construction in the coming years. But teacher shortages in specialized programs in the North can be a barrier to young Inuit wanting to learn a trade.

As part of our Northern Futures series, Ainslie MacLellan drops in on a plumbing course at the adult education centre in Inukjuak, to hear about both the challenges and the rewards of pursuing an education in the North.

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Northern Futures: Hip hop social work in Inukjuak

Kids in Inukjuak practice hip hop dance moves (photo: Ainslie MacLellan)Blueprint For Life uses hip hop music and dance to try to get young people to open up and to talk about everything, from depression, alcohol and drug abuse, bullying and even suicide. The CBC's Ainslie MacLellan stopped by one of the group's workshops in Inukjuak.
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