Meet Leena: a remarkable Inuk business woman who has dedicated her career to language, culture and wellbeing. She is the President and Founder of The Pirurvik Centre: a beautiful school nestled in the heart of Nunavut’s capital, Iqaluit. Pirurvik is a social enterprise that serves Inuit students, and while it's now an internationally renowned place of learning, Leena will tell you that it started as a tiny seed in a galaxy far away. She has many gifts, and one of them is making the seemingly impossible possible.
In this episode, you’ll also meet three powerful women in Leena’s circle: Papatsi Anrango Kotierk and Bernice Clarke (entrepreneurs and Pirurvik students) and celebrated environmental advocate Siila Watt-Cloutier.
Follow Pirurvik: @pirurvik | www.pirurvik.ca
Featured songs: Ataataga by RIIT and Pisissima performed by Leena Evic
Venture Out's theme song is Fires Across the Tundra by Leela Gilday