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Research Projects

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Daughters of Mikak: Celebrating Inuit Women's Leadership in Nunatsiavut

Researcher: Andrea Procter
Contact email: andrea.procter@mun.ca
Links: www.facebook.com/DaughtersofMikak/

The project aims to document and celebrate Inuit women's roles in creating strong communities, both today and in the past.

Women lead not only by doing political work, but also by organizing, fostering, creating, striving to succeed, volunteering, and passing along wisdom and knowledge.

Andrea Procter and the Daughters of Mikak advisory group are working with Nunatsiavummiut to create media pieces that recognize the important roles that women play. This includes radio pieces, digital stories, a Them Days issue, and a coffee table book of tributes and stories about inspirational Inuit women.

The Daughters of Mikak project is guided by an advisory group of women from each community in Nunatsiavut: Ashley Dicker and Peggy Andersen from Nain, Bev Hunter from Hopedale, Joan Andersen from Makkovik, Tracy Ann Evans from NG's Status of Women office, Shirley Goudie from Postville, Charlotte Wolfrey from Rigolet, Shirley Flowers from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and Kim Campbell-McLean from North West River and AnânauKatiget Tumingit Regional Inuit Women's Association. The project is also working closely with schools in Nunatsiavut and the OKâlaKatiget Society radio station.