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Canadian Studies Center Workshops

The Canadian Studies Center is part of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. It joins with the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham to create a federally supported Pacific Northwest National Resource Center for the Study of Canada.

K-12 Workshop - A Journey to the Canadian Arctic: An Interactive and Interdisciplinary Curriculum for K-12 Educators
 Canadian Studies Center
 Joint Outreach
 Friday February 12, 2010
5:00 - 8:00 PM
University of Washington, Seattle
 John and Elizabeth Kilbourne
 Sponsored by the Canadian Studies Center
 For more information, please contact the Canadian Studies Center at (206) 221-6374 or

John KilbourneThis workshop will share a successful curriculum project for K-12 Educators on and about the Canadian Arctic. After a brief overview of the life-world of the Eastern Arctic of Canada, workshop leaders will share curriculum materials, guides and resources to assist participants in the development of interactive and interdisciplinary lesson plans for K-12 classroom settings.

John Kilbourne, PhD and Elizabeth Kilbourne are a husband and wife team who have dedicated much of their professional life to studying the Canadian Arctic. In 2001 they moved their family to Iqaluit, Nunavut to experience the Arctic world first hand. Presently they serve as professors at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.

Registration is $25 and includes 3 clock hours, dinner, and resources. Registration can be accepted as a check or money order, payable to "University of Washington," with "Arctic Workshop" in the memo line.

To register, please send your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, school, and subjects/grades taught to

Public Lecture - From Igloos to the Internet: The Inuit in the 21st Century

Canadian Studies Center

Wednesday February 10, 2010
7:30 PM
Kane Hall, Room 210

Pita Aatami, President of the Makivik Corporation, Nunavik Region, Canada

This lecture is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest National Resource Center for the Study of Canada (Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington (UW) and the Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington); UW American Indian Studies; and the UW Native America Law Center.

For more information, please visit or contact the Canadian Studies Center at (206) 221-6374 or

Pita Aatami In 2007, Pita Aatami, on behalf of the Inuit of Nunavik and the Québec and Canadian government, signed an agreement for the creation of the Nunavik Regional Government. Mr. Aatami, who has served as president of the Makivik Corporation for ten years, will describe how the Inuit of Nunavik have gone from igloos to the internet and self-governance in barely a generation.

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