Update, January‒March 2015: NUNIVAAT – NUNAVIK STATISTICS PROGRAM
Nunivaat was initiated by the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) in 2005 to
establish a permanent, public and independent statistics program on the
socioeconomic situation of Nunavik. Nunivaat is directed by Université Laval.
RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
Study on the Cost of Living in Nunavik – The main survey to collect raw data for this study is now being implemented. During the first quarter of 2015, 64 households were surveyed in Kuujjuaq, Tasiujaq, Salluit and Kangiqsualujjuaq. By the end of April, an additional 25 households are expected to have been surveyed and, in May and June, surveying is planned in Puvirnituq and Umiujaq. Under the Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik signed in 2013, the Makivik Corporation, the KRG and the Québec government made a commitment to use the results of this study to define effective and long-term solutions to the region’s high cost of living. The results of the study are expected to be ready for release by the middle of 2016.>
Press Release: Nunavik Kite-Ski Championship: Riding the Winds in Kangiqsujuaq!
Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 8, 2015 – Nunavik kite-skiers took over Kangiqsujuaq from April 29 to May 3 as the Recreation Department of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), in collaboration with the Northern Village of Kangiqsujuaq, hosted the fourth annual Nunavik Kite-Ski Championship. This year, Michael Petagumskum from Kuujjuaq won the title of Nunavik Kite-Ski champion. He was followed by Tommy Tuniq from Kangirsujuaq in second place and Quppa Pinguartuq from Salluit in third place.>
Press Release: Weekends in the Parks Pilot Project: Come Spend the Summer with Us!
Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 5, 2015 – The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and Nunavik Parks are inviting Nunavimmiut to participate in the Weekends in the Parks Pilot Project, taking place this summer in the region’s national parks! Nine affordable weekend packages are being offered at 500 $ or less, for trips to Parc national des Pingualuit, Parc national Kuururjuaq and Parc national Tursujuq.
The packages include transportation to the parks by air charter or boat, guides, lodging or camping and, in the case of Tursujuq, food as well.
Press Release: Firearms Safety Awareness Week: Are Your Firearms Safe?
Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 27, 2015 – The Prevention Team of the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) and staff of the Uumajuit Program and Inuit Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Support Program of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) are working together this week to promote firearms safety across Nunavik.
Press Release: Team Nunavik–Québec: Athletes Looking to Excel at Coastal Trials!
Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 24, 2015 – After months of hard training and countless hours of practice, athletes from all over Nunavik will have an opportunity to compete at one of two Team Nunavik–Québec (TNQ) coastal trials. The trials are part of the TNQ selection process for the 2016 Arctic Winter Games that will be held in Nuuk, Greenland.>