PHOTO ESSAY

Pat Kane

Northwest Territories’ Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy with members of the Indigenous Health and Community Wellness division, who championed the Pan-Territorial On-the-Land Summit, at the Summit Gala on March 15, 2017. Photo Credit: Pat Kane

 

Participants were given the option of arriving at the Summit in style by dog team. Photo Credit: Pat Kane

 

Husband and wife, Daniel and Denise Cockney, share their experience attending land-based counselling services as part of the Inuvialuit Regional Corp.’s Project Jewel. Photo Credit: Pat Kane

 

From left, Elisapi Aningmiuq and Nash Sagiatook of the Iqaluit Tukisigiarvik Society, Bernadette Dean of the Kivalliq Inuit Association, Maxine Carroll of Nunavut Youth LEAP, and Moosa Akavak of Qajaqtuaq present on a variety of land-based healing and cultural programs during the Nunavut Showcase. Photo Credit: Pat Kane

 

One of the afternoon breakout sessions included being able to venture out by snowmobile onto Great Slave Lake to check fish nets. Photo Credit: Pat Kane

 

Participants head out across Great Slave Lake by snowmobile on an afternoon land-based breakout session. Photo Credit: Pat Kane

 

Walter Bezha of Délįne shares during one of the breakout sessions hosted in outdoor wall tents throughout the Summit. Photo Credit: Pat Kane

 

Bertha Koweluk and Colleen Reynolds present on the Inupiaq Kawerak land-based wellness programs in Nome, Alaska, which include camps, gatherings, storytelling, community safety patrols, suicide prevention, and youth leadership workshops. Photo Credit: Pat Kane

 

Dancers from Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Northern British Columbia join together for a multicultural drum dance during the Summit Gala. Photo Credit: Pat Kane

 

Summit goers break up the afternoon with a spirited animal calling contest. Photo Credit: Pat Kane

 


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