Inuvialuit living outside settlement region feel like ‘2nd-class citizens’ – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201896 Views

‘You know, there is always supposed to be a sense of belonging somewhere,’ says Pauline Gordon

Nov 08, 2018

Pauline Gordon says it was reading the latest edition of Tusaayaksat, a magazine produced by the Inuvialuit Communications Society, that lit a spark in her to use her voice.

Dalee Samba Dorough, the new chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), was quoted in the magazine, saying, “Every Inuk is wanted by ICC, every Inuk is welcomed by ICC, and every Inuk is valued by ICC.”

Gordon, who is Inuvialuit and lives in Fort Smith, N.W.T., says those words spoke to her because she hasn’t had the sense of belonging for a while.

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