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 programs - 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
May 16: I DID IT !!! Lindsay Qanguq of Pond Inlet looks joyous after receiving her Certificate at the Nunavut Sivuniksavut graduation ceremonies in Ottawa on May 15th. Lindsey was one of 22 graduates of the 1st Year program. Fifteen graduates of the 2nd Year program were also honoured.
Meet this year's students!
Augatnaaq Eccles from Rankin Inlet
Nadine Okalik from Ottawa
Grad profile of the month
Tamara Takpannie (/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…"
2017 Alumni Survey
The 2017 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.