MAKIVIK CORPORATION PRESIDENT AND KRG CHAIRPERSON
MEET WITH QUÉBEC PREMIER PHILIPPE COUILLARD
Kuujjuaq, Québec, October 8, 2014 ─ Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik and Kativik Regional Government (KRG) Chairperson Maggie Emudluk met today with Québec Premier Philippe Couillard. Also in attendance were the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan, Pierre Arcand, the Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, and the MNA for Ungava, Jean Boucher.
The meeting was the first between Nunavik leaders and the Premier since the election of the Liberal government last April. It was constructive and an opportunity for the participants to explore the current government’s commitment to the nation-to-nation relationship that has been fostered by Nunavik and Québec over the past 20 years.
October 8, 2014, Kuujjuaq, (Québec)- As many of you are probably aware, we are approaching the sun transit period for Fall 2014. This is the time of the year where for a short period in the afternoon, the sun, the satellite and our satellite dish will be in a straight line for a few minutes. During this time, radio emission from solar radiation will cause enough interference with the signal from the satellite to interrupt the Internet service. This year, the sun transit period will begin on October 8th and finish on October 17th. The interruption will begin at approximately 2:50 pm and finish at the latest at 3:05pm.
Kuujjuaq, Québec, October 3, 2014 – Adopting good fire safety habits can decrease the risks of fires and save lives. From October 5 to 11 across Nunavik, the Civil Security Section of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) will lead the Thank You for Being Fire Safe! awareness campaign.
Throughout Fire Prevention Week, fire chiefs will visit schools, daycares and youth centres in order to meet with youth, teachers and educators, deliver fire safety information and distribute thematic colouring books. Fire safety tips will also be broadcast over local radio stations to ensure all Nunavimmiut are well informed about stay-safe strategies in case of fire.
Captain Robert Piché marked Canadian aviation history in 2001 working as an Air Transat pilot. He saved 360 lives by landing his plane safely, after the aircraft experienced severe malfunction over the Atlantic Ocean.
He will be at the Kuujjuaq Airport Terminal Building from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Thursday, September 11, to speak about his experience, in a free event sponsored by the KRG and Air Inuit.
Kuujjuaq, Québec, September 10, 2014 – The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and the Makivik Corporation made an important announcement today concerning the Gasoline Program. Starting October 1, the Program will only apply to beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement (JBNQA), who will be required to present a new Beneficiary Discount Card when making their gasoline purchases.
Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the Kativik Regional Government
Kuujjuaq, Québec, July 10, 2014 – Limitless creativity, amazing experience and incredibly talented young artists are the appropriate words to describe the fifth annual Cirqiniq summer camp organized by the Recreation Department of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) in Puvirnituq from July 1 to 8, 2014. Over 25 youth from across Nunavik, aged between 13 and 17 years old, attended the training week and astonished the crowd with their acrobatics during the Final Show on July 7.
As of July 1, the following products are eligible for a discount under this cost of living program:
For a complete list of eligible products as well as information on all the cost of living measures, go to: List of subsidized items - July 1st, 2014
Kuujjuaq, Québec, June 9, 2014 – The Quebec Government has announced a series of vaccination clinics in the northern villages along Ungava Bay from June 10 to 19. Veterinarians will offer free vaccination against rabies and other canine viruses such as distemper, hepatitis and parvovirus to protect domestic animals.
RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
Nunivaat – Nunavik Statistical Bulletin – The latest issue of the Bulletin has been distributed to households in Nunavik. This issue provides a summary of the findings of the report Consumer Prices Monitoring in Nunavik 2011-2013. The research demonstrated among other things that, while the prices for fresh perishable products decreased in Nunavik during the study period, the prices for other food products increased.
Kuujjuaq, May 12, 2014 – The Youth Employment Services Nunavik of the Kativik Regional Government and the Association des francophones du Nunavut invite you to attend the five free red-carpet screenings of the Tournée du cinéma québécois that will take place from May 12 to 26. Many movies will be presented in Kuujjuaq and Inukjuak, such as Uvanga, Timuti, Urban Inuk and the First Nations People Cinema event.
Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 5, 2014 – Parents, take action! Students, create your future! Community, get involved! It is with these words that the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and the Nunavik Table on School Perseverance officially launched ESUMA: a new and exciting movement calling all Nunavimmiut to mobilize for the success of Nunavik’s youth.
CPAWS Québec and its partners, the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), the Fédération des Coopératives du Nouveau Québec (FCNQ), and First Air are pleased to announce today's launch of their “Northern Inspiration” contest, with a Grand Prize of a trip for two to Pingualuit National Park, valued at nearly $15,000.00!
Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the Kativik Regional Government
Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 24, 2014 – Between April 14 and 18, the Northern Village of Inukjuak in collaboration with the Recreation Department of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) hosted the third annual Nunavik Kite-Ski Championship. This year’s winner is Sandy Haukai from Kangirsuk, while Traugott Annnanack from Kangiqsualujjuaq and Audla Qaunaaluk from Ivujivik took second and third place respectively. Rookie of the Year award went to Paul Inukpuk from Inukjuak and Jobie Unatweenuk from Kangiqsualujjuaq received recognition for his sportsmanship qualities.
New Survey on Nunavimmiut Social Media habits, held by the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau (KMHB) in collaboration with the Kativik Regional Government (KRG)
We invite you to take part in a short survey on Internet and social media user habits in Nunavik. The questionnaire has only 10 questions, all multiple choice, and will take you only 3 minutes to complete.
Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 1, 2014 – The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and the Makivik Corporation announce improvements to regional cost-of-living measures. The improvements will lower the prices paid by Nunavimmiut for food, personal care and household products, gasoline, and the transportation of major harvesting equipment, household appliances and furniture. The improvements will also aim to increase the availability of country food in the communities and will increase the subsidy paid to elders to mitigate some of their socio-economic hardships. “The changes to the regional cost-of-living measures are being implemented to more accurately reflect the needs of Inuit families,” stated Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik. KRG Chairperson Maggie Emudluk for her part noted that “These measures represent another step towards addressing the very high cost of living Nunavimmiut face.”
Team Nunavik-Quebec brought 62 athletes and five cultural performers to the 2014 Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is the region's largest ever contingent and close to 200 athletes competed for a chance to make the team. Here is the second newsletter concerning the accomplishments of Team Nunavik-Quebec at this year's Arctic Winter Games.
Click on the following link to view the Newsletter: Full Summary Report - 2014 Arctic Winter Games
Nunavik, Québec, March 24, 2014 – Members of Team Nunavik–Québec (TNQ) represented their region well both on and off the field during the Arctic Winter Games (AWG) in Fairbanks, Alaska March 16-22. They returned to their home communities yesterday with new friends and stories to share.
Team Nunavik-Quebec athletes are performing at the 2014 Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska, from March 15th to March 22nd, 2014. Here is the first of two newsletters where you can find all the information about the athletes performances, the cultural contingent and the activities going on during this great international event!
Kuujjuaq, Québec, March 14, 2014 – Nunavimmiut from communities across the region, representatives from Nunavik’s organisations, sponsors, athletes, coaches and mission staff have gathered in Kuujjuaq today to celebrate the departure of Team Nunavik-Québec (TNQ) to the 2014 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) in Fairbanks Alaska.
March 3, 2014 Kuujjuaq, Quebec – The Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) is launching its very first Gun Safety Awareness Day with activities promoting safe handling and storing of firearms taking place in all 14 communities on March 3, 2014. KRPF officers, with the help of the cadets will distribute free gun locks along with promotional items while giving out prevention tips.
February 21, 2014, Kuujjuaq, (Québec) - The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) would like to remind Nunavimmiut that we are nearing the sun-transit period for the winter 2014. From February 21 to March 7, in the Eastern Time zone, short and periodic losses of service may be observed between 2:22 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on a daily basis.
Kuujjuaq, Québec, February 17, 2014 – The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) is proud to launch the Choose Your Head Contest which will take place from February 17 to March 14 as part of the Prevention and Awareness Campaign for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Safety in Nunavik.
ALL-ORGANIZATIONS MEETING, February 4, 5 and 6, 2014
Update – An Essential Step of the Parnasimautik Process
In September 2012, all regional organizations agreed on the need to conduct Parnasimautik consultations, based on Plan Nunavik and the other identified sectors, in order to identify the elements of a comprehensive vision of regional development according to Inuit culture, identity, language and traditional way of life so as to protect them now and enhance them for the future, and to protect the environment. In the fall of 2012, presentations were delivered to regional organizations and, over the course of 2013, three-day workshops were organized in every Nunavik community and sessions were held for Inuit living in Chisasibi and Montreal. An information session was also held in Kawawachikamach.
Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the Kativik Regional Government.
RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
Nunavik Price Monitoring Project – The report entitled Consumer Prices Monitoring in Nunavik, 2011-2013 was presented to the KRG Council in November. In brief, the report notes that, while the prices of fresh perishable food products have decreased since the implementation of Nutrition North Canada, the prices of other categories of subsidized products and products that used to be subsidized under the Food Mail Program have increased. The full report can be obtained at www.nunivaat.org under the heading Publications.
January 27 2014, Kuujjuaq, Québec - Kativik Regional Government (KRG) has received a proposal to create an Inuktitut Operating System for people to install on their computers. KRG has commissioned Nordicity – a leading ICT consultancy - to provide an assessment of the potential socio-cultural impacts of that proposal for Nunavik residents.
Québec, December 9, 2013 – The Makivik Corporation, the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and the Québec government have reached an agreement on increased funding to mitigate the effects of the high cost of living on Nunavik residents. “Over the next three years, these measures will direct more than $33 million towards reducing the cost-of-living inequities faced by Nunavimmiut”, declared Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik and KRG Chairperson Maggie Emudluk.
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