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Puttautiit mobilizes communities to address the complex issue of suicide, and proudly places Inuit expertise at the centre of the planning process and facilitation. The conference provides a safe and inclusive environment and strives to build participants’ capacity to survive and to prevent suicide.
Each year, Puttautiit takes place in a different community. A Local Puttautiit Organization committee determines the conference theme and activities. This is an occasion to mobilize members of the host community to work together in order to address the issue of suicide. The regional partners provide regular and ongoing support the local committee throughout the process.
The conference takes place over one week, and involves more than 100 people, including local and visiting participants, workshop facilitators, psycho-social supporters, and the organizing committee.
Each day during the conference, participants attend workshops on topics such as healing & grieving, cultural identity, training in suicide intervention, empowerment, and more. Evening activities are often open to the whole community. These have included healing circles, story-telling, arts & crafts, music, self-care activities, a community feast, and more. A team of Inuit psycho-social supporters is available 24/7 during the conference. Local and regional organizations present the services and opportunities that exist to strengthen the well-being of Nunavimmiut.
Access press releases related to Puttautiit published in the last few years;
OCTOBER 23th 2018 PUTTAUTIIT CONFERENCE 2018 GENERATIONS STANDING TOGETHER
SEPTEMBER 13th 2017 THE PUTTAUTIIT CONFERENCE 2017: A GATHERING TO OFFER SUPPORT, GRIEVING AND TOOLS FOR THOSE WHO ARE GOING THROUGH DIFFICULT MOMENTS
OCTOBER 13 2015 PUTTAUTIIT CONFERENCE UNITES NUNAVIMMIUT
JUNE 18 2015 PUTTAUTIIT CONFERENCE: THE FIRST REGIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION AND HEALING CONFERENCE IN NUNAVIK