Tessa Lochhead

Tessa and Karen are the co-founders and directors of Piruvik Preschool in Pond Inlet, Nunavut. Pirurvik means “a place to grow” in Inuktitut, which reflects the preschool’s commitment to blending traditional Montessori principles with Inuit traditional knowledge. Karen and Tessa have succeeded in providing a culturally-relevant experience for the young children in the community, and were recognized with a $1 million Arctic Inspiration prize awarded to groups taking action on the causes rather than symptoms of issues facing the North.

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