About Anurratuq Inuit Nunangani

Anurratuq Inuit Nunangani, in Inuktitut « The wind rises on the land of Inuit » is a Canadian non-profit organisation that uses sports, to create new on the land opportunities for youth in northern communities. Programs developed aim to increase youth access to the land and reconnect with nature and their environment while creating new opportunities for themselves and for their community. 


About the Arctic Wind Riders program

The program provides youth and young adults expertise and ownership in kite skiing. A unique new way for everyone to harness wind power in winter & spring to travel over snowy tundra, frozen lakes, bay, fjords and coastal sea ice. A modern way to use wind power, to enjoy freedom on the land, or travel to fishing or hunting grounds. The program includes community initiation camp, instructor training, race, games, regional championship and local adventure-tourism initiatives. Since 2006, 23 communities of Nunavik and Nunavut have initiated local kite ski clubs. 

Arctic Wind Riders is an exciting and innovative youth program based on a new on the land activity perfectly suited for the North.  Developed with sustainability in mind, the program combines adrenaline-filled activities and leadership development opportunities for emerging leaders in northern communities.

Program objectives

To provide a new dynamic outdoor activity to northern youth.
To build expertise, leadership & ownership within youth groups and communities
To support the development of a new sport and new eco-tourism opportunities.