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Stories from Nunavut

Jaypeetee Arnakak, Ceporah Mearns and Dayna B. Griffiths

TIFA Kids

Stories from Nunavut

Jaypeetee Arnakak, Ceporah Mearns and Dayna B. Griffiths

11:30am

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Imagelab

30 mins

Stop by our massive map of Indigenous Canada and make your way to Nunavut where you’ll meet authors Jaypeetee Arnakak and Ceporah Mearns! Throughout the day, they’ll be sharing their new stories The Woman and Her Bear Cub & It’s Time for Berries!, two beautifully illustrated tales of tradition, family, friendship and Nunavut life.

Join illustrator Dayna B. Griffiths and learn how to draw your own bear cub and take some time to explore the larger-than-life map of Canada at this fun drop-in storytelling and illustration station.

Suitable for all ages.

Canadian Geographic Education’s vibrant and colourful Giant Floor Maps are unlike any other educational resource in the country. The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada offers an opportunity to discover and explore the diverse aspects of geography in a unique and interactive way. This map shows the locations of Indigenous communities, residential schools, reserves and more. Rather than showing political borders, Canada is broken up into Indigenous language groups.

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This event will be followed by a book signing.

Free
Outdoor Event
Reading
TIFA Kids

How to attend

This FREE event is open to the public.

Stop by our massive map of Indigenous Canada and make your way to Nunavut where you’ll meet authors Jaypeetee Arnakak and Ceporah Mearns! Throughout the day, they’ll be sharing their new stories The Woman and Her Bear Cub & It’s Time for Berries!, two beautifully illustrated tales of tradition, family, friendship and Nunavut life.

Join illustrator Dayna B. Griffiths and learn how to draw your own bear cub and take some time to explore the larger-than-life map of Canada at this fun drop-in storytelling and illustration station.

Suitable for all ages.

Canadian Geographic Education’s vibrant and colourful Giant Floor Maps are unlike any other educational resource in the country. The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada offers an opportunity to discover and explore the diverse aspects of geography in a unique and interactive way. This map shows the locations of Indigenous communities, residential schools, reserves and more. Rather than showing political borders, Canada is broken up into Indigenous language groups.

TIFA Kids Logo

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Free
Outdoor Event
Reading
TIFA Kids

Featured Authors

Jaypeetee Arnakak is a linguist, translator, and educator. He spent many years as a policy analyst specializing in Inuit culture, language and education issues. He is the editor of Unikkaaqtuat Qikiqtaninngaaqtut, a collection of thirty-three versions of traditional stories, transcribed and edited from oral recordings of ten Inuit elders from two High Arctic communities, Arctic Bay and Igloolik. He has also adapted several traditional Inuit stories into children's storybooks. 

Read more about Jaypeetee Arnakak

Ceporah Mearns lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, with her husband and their daughters Siasi and Siloah. Together, they love being on the land, reading, and eating yummy food that they harvest throughout the year. They hope that your favourite berry patch will be plentiful this season.

Read more about Ceporah Mearns

Dayna B. Griffiths is a multidisciplinary artist and designer with a passion for visual storytelling and problem-solving. She works primarily in the animation industry, on children’s programming, and finds joy in collaborating to develop imagery that supports a meaningful narrative. Dayna has spent her life creating in many mediums, but always feels most satisfied with a brush in hand, whether it's for ink or paint. She is based in Toronto, Ontario.

Read more about Dayna B. Griffiths

11:30am

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Imagelab

30 mins

How to attend

This FREE event is open to the public

What to read

It’s Time for Berries! by ,
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