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Shirley Tagalik

Research Associate - Inukpaujaq Consulting

Shirley Tagalik is a retired educator living in Arviat, Nunavut. She is an active researcher in the areas of education, child development, language development, youth engagement, youth suicide prevention, determinants of health, healing, climate change, food security, and cultural revitalization. For the past 20 years, she has been actively working with Inuit Elders to document their cultural knowledge, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.

Shirley serves as a volunteer director on the Aqqiumavvik Society, a community group dedicated to addressing concerns through community-driven research and innovative programming. She is a Research Associate with the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, a director for the Nunavut Network Environment in Indigenous Health Research, and an advisory board member with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health.