Throughout my career I have focussed on the people I serve. While working in the territories, the people I served were distinct in many ways. They did not want non-Inuit people in their communities but realized that they needed more experience in dealing with the issues in their communities.
That being said, in each of the communities I worked in, I went out of my way to meet the members in the communities who wanted change for their people. Although it was sometimes met with conflict, the people were receptive to change.
In Igloolik, I managed to open a safe house for women and their children in the community. As expected there are few resources so finding people to help was certainly a challenge, and it took over a year to complete, but ultimately it was put together.
Finding rewards is always important and seeing change in these communities was a positive outcome.
Seeing positive changes in what appears hopeless
Lack of resources