National Conversations on Gender Equality with Young Canadians

Gender equality has always been a part of the Inuit way of life, shown to us through Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles. The importance of developmental skills, knowledge, leadership, advocacy, and confidence is genderless. These principles form the foundation of the Katinngak project, ensuring that Inuit youth in Canada can positively and proactively address colonial gender-equality issues in their communities.

By engaging with Inuit youth through the National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC), we co-developed a nationwide dialogue and action plan on gender equality that supports inclusivity and the acceptance of shifting gender norms. To encourage ongoing conversation, this campaign video was created and filmed in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, to capture what gender equality means to Inuit communities in Canada.

In addition, Pauktuutit is creating a wall calendar to amplify youth-led dialogue about gender inequality and ways to support action for long-term positive change. Watch for it, coming soon.

Pauktuutit received funding through Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) as part of the National Conversations on Gender Equality with Young Canadians project.