Qaujigiartiit and the Atii! Gameshow will be in Gjoa Haven and Cambridge Bay this week!

May 6, 2013

School-based Atii! Gameshow project begins pilots in Gjoa Haven Ma, NU May 7-17 2013

In January 2013, the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre received 2-year funding from the Public Health Agency for a research project entitled Atii! Let’s Do it! A comprehensive healthy-living intervention for children, youth and families in Inuit communities in Nunavut. One of the components of this program is to pilot a fun school-based activity for students and families created by Iqaluit’s Becky Kilabuk, called the Atii! Gameshow which focuses on promoting healthy family nutrition and physical activity in Inuktitut.

Pilots of Atii! Gameshow to take place in Arviat, Gjoa Haven, Cambridge Bay and Apex (Iqaluit), NU

Between April 23 and May 31, 2013, the Atii! Gameshow will be piloted in schools in Arviat, Gjoa Haven, Cambridge Bay and Apex (Iqaluit), NU with the support of the local DEAs and school administration teams. The purpose of the pilots is to better understand how children identify with the material and the game; engage families in the fun learning activity; promote health literacy in Inuktitut; and to promote connections between the schools and families. The intention is to make the evidence-based game materials available to schools throughout Nunavut who wish to offer it at the conclusion of the project.

Made by Nunavummiut for Nunavummiut

The Atii! Gameshow is a fun team-style game during which the students compete in trivia and game challenges for points. The game feature a ‘gameshow-style’ wheel, trivia cards and posters of Inuit games. The game is creative and innovative and is grounded in Inuit knowledge, foods, games and promotes health literacy in Inuktitut.

For More Information:
Gwen Healey, Executive Director, Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre,
987-B Qikiqtani Drive, Iqaluit, NU 867-975-2476 gwen.healey@qhrc.ca