Guidance inspiration from our Inuit ancestors to help cope with isolation
A social campaign in support of all those in Nunavik confined in their homes living with intergenerational trauma.
To protect ourselves and our loved ones, we must avoid visiting other people or receiving them into our own homes as much as possible. It’s important to respect our health organizations’ regulations and advice. They’re in the best position to know how to keep us protected during this outbreak.
Now, living in an overcrowded home within an already isolated region can certainly cause a lot of stress and anxiety. It’s important to take care of our physical and mental health during this time of crisis.
At Isuarsivik, our team is experienced and trained. We can help people in needs to better manage the current situation with minimal consequences. Since we know that Nunavimmiut are at home and connected to social media, we decided to make the most of the relationship with our new friend, Inutsiaq and our Facebook community. Indeed, we put together a series of messages aimed at sharing compassion and nurturing good faith for the difficult weeks to come.
“Inuit ancestors have paved the way with resiliency; setting their mind and soul right in order to overcome uncertain days, weeks and sometimes months. They learned to ground themselves with their values and traditions to survive the harshest of circumstances, and it’s imperative to relate to them in order to find strength and cope during difficult and stressful times”, shared Paul Robertson, Isuarsivik’s Program Manager.
All messages are created with the great support of our recovery team composed of Paul Robertson, Ealasie Simigak, Maria Robertson, Shawn Morin, and Rebecca Kasudluak.