Rehabilitation and Culture – Video Narration


Project Lead: Priscilla Ferrazzi
Script Writer: Peter Christie
Narrator: Karliin Aariak

Inuktitut language version


English language version

This workshop series was a collaborative, cross-cultural project of the University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Health Sciences Education and Research Commons, Library Services and the Arviat Wellness Centre in Nunavut–with the participation of the Law Society of Nunavut. The workshops, which were held in Arviat and Iqaluit this past spring, involved 35 participants including undergraduate and graduate students, Arctic-based Inuit research assistants, Nunavut high school students and students at the Arctic College. The training contributed to research capacity in Indigenous communities by encouraging culturally responsive Indigenous-Western research awareness with an emphasis on ethics and research methods. The workshops also trained research assistants to work on a large, two-year, interdisciplinary health-and-law research project relating to rehabilitation for justice-involved young Inuit men in Canada’s Arctic. The research project is led by Priscilla Ferrazzi and is funded by The Law Foundation of Ontario and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.