Press Release: Nunavik leaders presented the Parnasimautik Consultation Report
Quebec City, Québec, August 19, 2015 – Nunavik leaders presented the Parnasimautik Consultation Report (We are Preparing) to the Plan Nord Ministerial Committee in Quebec City.
The report is the outcome of the most comprehensive community consultation ever carried out in the history of Nunavik. It presents a vision for the future of Nunavik Inuit, families and communities, as well as for the renewal of the relationship with regional organizations, the governments of Quebec and Canada, and industrial developers.>
Update, April‒June 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 – 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. Data collection work is currently taking place in six selected communities, specifically Kangiqsualujjuaq, Kuujjuaq, Tasiujaq, Salluit, Puvirnituq and Umiujaq. As of the end of June, 125 households had been surveyed and, by the end of September, an additional 100 households are expected to have been surveyed. The results of the study are expected to be ready for release in 2016.
Press Release: Nunavik Cost-of-Living Reduction Measures
Kuujjuaq, Québec, July 1, 2015 – The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and the Makivik Corporation today added camping fuel and snowmobile oil to the list of items covered under the Food and Other Essentials Program, one of the six Nunavik Cost-of-Living Reduction Measures. A 30% discount will be applied to these new items.>
Press Release: On the Water this Summer, Think Safety First!
Kuujjuaq, Québec, June 15, 2015 – Every summer, Nunavimmiut take to the region’s lakes, rivers and coastal areas for hunting and fishing activities. The region’s waterways are a part of the northern way of life. The Civil Security Section of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and the Nunavik Hunting Fishing and Trapping Association (Anguviaq) are proud to kick off the summer season with a boat safety campaign. This week, various initiatives are planned to raise awareness and promote safe behaviour on and around the water. Listen to your local and regional FM radio stations for safety tips and other information to be well-prepared for boating.>