Press Release: Makivik and the KRG Oppose Uranium Development in Nunavik
Kangiqsualujjuaq, Québec, December 3, 2014 – At a public hearing organized by the Bureau d’audiences publiques de l’environnement (environmental public hearings committee, BAPE) and the Kativik Environmental Advisory Committee (KEAC) on the challenges and issues posed by uranium mining, Jobie Tukkiapik, President of the Makivik Corporation, and Maggie Emudluk, Chairperson of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), stated their opposition to uranium exploration, exploitation and waste management in Nunavik.
September Update: Nunivaat - Nunavik Statistics Program
RESEARCHES AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
Study on the Cost of Living in Nunavik – The KRG, the Makivik Corporation, Université Laval and the Québec government reached an agreement on the cost of living survey to be conducted in Nunavik. A pilot phase is planned in November in one community and will be followed by surveying in six communities in 2015. Under the Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik signed in December 2013, the Makivik Corporation, the KRG and the Québec government made a commitment to use the survey’s results to define effective and long-term solutions to the region’s high cost of living.>
Press Release: Makivik Corporation President and KRG Chairperson meet with Quebec 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.
Sun Transit Period - Fall 2014
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.>