Rural Youth Reconciliation Leaders of Kangirsuk

kangirsuk@canadianroots.ca

 

Minnie Annahatak

Minnie Annahatak

Bio coming soon…

Maude Desrosiers

Maude Desrosiers

My name is Maude Desrosiers. I was born in the province of Quebec near Joliette city. My mother’s family comes from Gaspésie and my father’s family from Joliette. I am a settler in the Nothern Village named Kangirsuk since last August. I am a secondary teacher at the school there. I am passionate about learning new things and literature, all kinds of literature. I decided to participate in the R-YRI program because I believe it is important to understand and collaborate with the community I am settling in. I would like to help the best I can to create safe spaces and opportunities for Qallunat and Inuit to share and understand each other. As a Qallunat settler on Inuit land, I think they have lots of things to teach us.

Hyungu Kang

Hyungu Kang

Hyungu Kang is an immigrant-settler from South Korea currently working and living on Inuit lands in Kangirsuk, Nunavik. As a public health practitioner and a recently admitted Master’s student of social work, Hyungu is dedicated to anti-racist and anti-colonial approaches to trauma-informed practices in community health and education.

He works within and between BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) communities and is committed to a solidarity work amongst young Korean-Canadians and other communities. He is a recent enthusiast of Korean calligraphy, kimchi-making and cross-country skiing as sources of his joy and loves sharing this experience with others.

As a past team member of the YRI in amiskwacîwâskahikan, known as Edmonton, his hope is to use the knowledge gained from his past and current relations to create and uphold spaces for each other in Kangirsuk, Nunavik.

Pasha Kaukai

Pasha Kaukai

Bio coming soon…

Sean Kudluk

Sean Kudluk

Hi, I’m Sean Kudluk from Kangirsuk, Québec. I am one of the youth in my community and I work at the school as a compassionate school coach. I am also a translator disciplinarian and a hunter. I love to work with children and the youth, also with the teachers. I am an Inuk, who speaks three languages, Inuktitut, English, French.

The reason I wanted to join CRE is that my friend told me about the National Youth Reconciliation Initiative which is for indigenous and non indigenous peoples working together to make a better future for the youth, meeting new people, and sharing ideas to understand the country of Canada. It is also about strengthening relationships through leadership programs.

Laurena Segura

Laurena Segura

Hello! My name is Laurena. I grew up in Montreal, on unceded Mohawk territory.

While pursuing a bachelors of music, I have worked with organizations such as La fondation Place Coco, teaching music to children with ASD, and Fusion Jeunesse, providing musical activities for the youth of Kangirsuk, Nunavik. I have also enjoyed volunteering with the Montreal Alzheimer’s Society and Westmount music therapy.

I look forward to working with the R-YRI to learn more about Kangirsuk, contribute to its vibrant cultural life, and find out what reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples can look like in Nunavik.