Natalie Baird

Pangnirtung Young Hunters Program

The Pangnirtung Young Hunters Program is a community organization facilitating land and cultural programming for climate adaptation and resilience. The program promotes Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (Inuit traditional knowledge and values) and intergenerational knowledge exchange through hunting and fishing mentorship. Hunters and Elders train youth to become keen observers of their environment and become adaptive providers for their community. The PYHP addresses Pangnirtung’s reality and pressing priorities relating to climate change such as navigating the land safely in changing ice conditions, changing weather and ocean conditions, and changing wildlife. The program runs in collaboration with not-for-profit organization ArctiConnexion, with the support of the Hamlet of Pangnirtung, Hamlet Council, and the Pangnirtung Hunters and Trappers Organization. 

Since 2018 Natalie has worked with members of the Young Hunters Program to facilitate arts and media workshops with youth and Elders. 

Sannirut summer camp (2019)

Ajjiliurlagiit? Portrait workshop (2021)