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In their own words

By Chelsea Nash      

Inuit youth discuss the hardships and pride they've experienced as a result of their culture, and where they fit in — or don't — in the Liberal government's indigenous policies.

Several of the Inuit youth who spoke to P&I at the Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre. From left, Kautuq Simonee, Rachel Kadloo, and Yavuz Sundu. P&I Photographs by Jean-Marc Carisse

Rachel Kadloo, 19, has lived in Ottawa for most of her life. Like many other young people, she’s unsure of her future. She’d like to go to college one day, though the place that tops her wish list is a little bit unconventional: she dreams of one day going to the Nunavut Arctic College in Iqaluit. Not for its prestige or its programs, but for the school’s connection to her community and to her roots.

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