Baffinland supports Igloolik’s Ataguttaaluk Elementary School food program
As part of Baffinland’s commitment to supporting education and healthy living in Nunavut, the company donated more than $65,000 last year to help the Ataguttaaluk Elementary School in Igloolik run a school food program. The daily meals provide the school’s Kindergarten to Grade 7 students with healthy choices, as well as allowing some of them to learn new skills. In total, roughly 40,000 meals were served to students, until the COVD-19 pandemic interrupted the 2019-20 school year, according to Len March, Vice-Principal of Ataguttaaluk Elementary School.
Ataguttaaluk Elementary School students began each day with a nutritious breakfast that could include cereal with milk, yogurt, cheese, fresh fruits and meats. In the afternoon, students were served granola bars, fresh vegetables, crackers and juice, with soup offered twice weekly.
Country foods were also part of the school food program when they were available from the local Hunters and Trappers Organization. Delicious servings of char, caribou and narwhal were very much appreciated by students. Funds have also gone toward the purchase of reusable cups, bowls, and plates, as well as toasters and blenders to support the program.
Members of the school’s staff volunteered to offer an after-school food preparation class for older students. This extracurricular activity gave students the opportunity to learn about nutrition, cooking and food sanitation. Students worked with teachers and school administration to prepare and distribute the meals, as well as clean up afterwards.
For years, Baffinland has supported young Nunavummiut. The company has funded lunch programs in other Nunavut schools, including Pond Inlet’s Nassivik High School. Baffinland has also purchased laptops for high school graduates and provided scholarships for students pursuing post-secondary education, as part of our ongoing commitment to creating prosperity and opportunities for Nunavummiut.
ᑐᓴᐅᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ (ᑕᑭᔪᖅ) - ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᐃᕗᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥ ᐊᑕᒎᑦᑖᓗᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥᒃ ᓱᕈᓯᓛᓄᑦᓂᕿᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ
ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᓂᖓᑦᑕ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᕆᓪᓗᓂᐅᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓂᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᖏᑦᑎᐊᖁᔨᓂᕐᒧᓪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑕᓂᒃ, ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ $65,000 ᐅᖓᑖᓂ ᐊᑕᒍᑦᑖᓗᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒥᒃ ᒥᑭᔫᑕᐅᓂᖅᓴᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓂᕆᔭᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᖃᐅᑕᒫᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓕᓵᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᓕᖕᓄᑦ 7ᒧᑦ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᓂᒃ ᓂᕆᑎᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐃᓚᖏᓪᓗ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᑲᑎᖦᖢᒋᑦ, ᖃᓂᒋᔮᓂ 40,000ᓂᒃ ᓂᕆᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓄᕙᖕᓇᕐᔪᐊᖅ - 19 ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ 2019 - 2020 ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᓕᐊᓐ ᒫᔾ ᐅᖃᖅᑐᖅ, ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓᑕ ᑐᒡᓕᖓ ᐊᑕᒍᑦᑖᓗᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ.
ᐊᑕᒍᑦᑖᓗᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐅᓪᓛᑕᒫᑦ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᓂᒃ ᓂᕆᑎᑦᑎᖃᖅᑕᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ, ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑐᒐᖅ ᐃᒻᒧᖃᖅᖢᓂ, ᔫᑯᑦ ᑭᓂᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᒻᒨᔭᖅ, ᓰᓰ, ᐱᕈᖅᑐᑦᑎᐊᕙᑦ ᓂᕿᓪᓗ. ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᒃ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓂᕆᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕆᕗᑦ ᐊᕿᑦᑐᔮᓕᒃ ᓯᕙᑯᑖᒃ ᐃᓚᖃᐅᕈᓘᔭᖅᖢᓂ, ᐱᕈᖅᑐᕕᓃᑦ, ᓯᕙᓛᑦ ᐃᒥᒐᒃᓴᕐᓗ, ᖃᔪᖅᑐᖅᑎᑕᐅᕙᒃᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᐃᓕᐊᓂ ᒪᕐᕈᐃᖅᓱᖅᖢᒍ.
ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓂᕿᖏᑦ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓲᖑᒋᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᑕᖃᕌᖓᑕ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᓂᒃ. ᒪᒪᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᓂᕆᑎᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃ, ᑐᒃᑐ, ᒪᒃᑖᓪᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᖁᔭᓕᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ. ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕈᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᕐᖑᓯᕐᓂᒃ, ᖃᔪᖅᑑᑎᓂᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᓯᕋᔭᒃᑐᓕᐅᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᓯᖃᓪᓕᔾᔪᑎᓂᒡᓗ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᓕᕆᓂᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᑦᑎᐊᖁᓪᓗᒍ.
ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑏᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᖏᖦᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓇᐅᔪᓐᓃᕌᖓᑦ ᓂᕿᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑯᖅᑐᓂᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓇᐅᖏᒃᑲᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᖕᒪᑦ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᓂᕿᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᓂᖀᓪᓗ ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᖏᑦᑎᑦᑕᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐅᓪᓗ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑎᖏᓐᓂᒥᐅᑦ ᓂᕿᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᓂᕆᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓪᓗ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᕙᒃᖢᑎᒃ, ᐱᔭᕇᕌᖓᑕᓗ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᐃᕙᒃᑭᓪᓗᑎᒃ.
ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᖕᓄᑦ, ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᕈᒻᒥᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓃᑦᑐᓂᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓇᔅᓯᕕᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑯᖅᑐᓂᖅᓴᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ. ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᓪᓗ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᐸᒃᑭᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᕆᓴᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᔪᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᓪᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᐃᕙᒃᑭᓪᓗᑎᒃ, ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᒃᓱᕉᑎᒋᒐᑦᑎᒍᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᖁᔨᒧᑦ ᐱᖃᖃᑕᐅᖁᔨᒧᓪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂᒃ.