Students at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School (JASS) in Baker Lake recently revelled in looking through items stashed away a decade ago.
The youth opened a 10-year-old time capsule that was created during the JASS graduation ceremony in 2009. Students who were in Grade 2 in 2009 took part in opening the time capsule in the school gym on April 10, and the community was invited to observe.
Among the items in the box were rubber boots, a CD full of pictures and a grad’s graduation jacket. There were also class pictures and student memoirs.
“After everything was taken out, we laid them out on tables in the school atrium for display. The community will be able to go see them until the end of April,” said Kimberly Aqigaaq, a member of the JASS student council.
Principal Chris Snow told the audience that it’s important to reflect on Nunavut’s 20 years as a territory and where Nunavummiut are going in the future.
JASS students and staff are hoping to refill the time capsule and put it back in its spot in the school’s main office for another 10 years.