By Jeff Pelletier Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Children in Nunavut are going to school hungry due to the high cost of food, according to a Pond Inlet educator who testified Wednesday before a Canadian Senate committee. Dina Koonoo Arreak, a 28-year-old early childhood program manager at Pirurvik Preschool, was one of five youth representatives selected to speak to the Senate Committee on Indigenous Peoples in a hearing on education barriers in Inuit, First Nations and Metis communities. Brian Francis, a Mi’kmaw senator from Prince Edward Island, directly asked Koonoo Arreak if children show up to school without breakfast. Her answer: yes. “I’ve seen many families that aren’t able to afford food that can last them to another pay,” Koonoo Arreak told senators. “From my work, we sometimes distribute food for
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