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In June 2013, the launch of the NWT Aboriginal Cultural Awareness E Training was made, a training package Alappaa was contracted to create. Myrna spent a year compiling images, audio, video, and interviews to use to enhance the training. Myrna's intention was to ensure that the voices of the Inuvialuit, Metis, and Dene were evident and topics were addressed by aboriginal people of the past and today.

In collaboration with Ookpik Tours and Adventures, we wrote and developed a Cultural Awareness Training package.

Author of an article called: “The North is Like an Igloo”, written to express my views on sovereignty, from the perspective of an Inuvialuk.

Wrote a teacher guide and created an E learning course based on the Inuvialuit document “Taimani: At That Time”

Research and writing business proposals, marketing management and advertising. In addition to taking photographs and video of contracts and projects to use for marketing and business promotion. To view photos and graphic designing, click here. Link to website: www.nextreme.ca.

Culture Camp at the Yellowknife River

Myrna taught for YK1 at Mildred Hall School prior to being hired as the Aboriginal Education Coordinator. She worked with other Department leaders, district office personnel and school staff to incorporate and promote aboriginal education through two main curriculums: DeneKede and Inukatigiit. Her role was to support opportunities to develop and teach culturally relevant material to students and staff at YK1, enouraging culture based education within and outside the classroom for students and staff.

For over twenty years, Myrna has worked with Ookpik Tours and Adventures, operated out of Tuktoyaktuk, NT to do Community Tours of historical and community landmarks, as well as providing information about the Inuvialuit way of life today and in the past through a variety of teachings, including hands-on experience.

Assist Pokiak Guiding and Outfiting with Graphic Design and marketing needs. Production of a sales Video for clients of Big Game Hunts to promote Pokiak Guiding and Outfitting at Trade Shows.

Inuvialuit Pitqusiit Inuuniarutait: Inuvialuit Living History Website Lesson Plans. Myrna wrote lesson plans based on the MacFarlane Collection that is currently housed at the Smithsonian Institution of the North American Indian in Washington, DC. The MacFarlane collection is a variety of artefacts that were collected within the Anderson River area, an area Myrna's family has used as a trapping area. It is an area of great cultural importance for many Inuvialuit. The website showcases the Inuvialuit articafts and educates others on a piece of Inuvialuit history.

Wrote six lessons for two different levels about Inuvialuit and the relation to sod houses. http://www.inuvialuitsodhouse.ca/resources/

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