Inez Shiwak

 

 


 

Inez Shiwak

Research Associate

 

Director
‘My Word’: Storytelling and Digital Media Lab
Rigolet, Labrador

  

Inez Shiwak was born and raised in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, Labrador. Proud of her Inuit heritage, Inez has worked in a number of positions in her community that promote connection to and preservation of culture and heritage, including as a member of the Heritage Committee. Inez currently leads the ‘My Word’: Storytelling and Digital Media Lab in Rigolet, where she leads community-based participatory processes to conduct research on a variety of research topics including climate change, cultural preservation, youth mentorship and resilience, food and water security, and contaminants. She is a regular presenter at national and international conferences and is known across the North as an Inuit research leader.