Kivalliq youth want next 20 years in Nunavut to be devoted to jobs – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 2019190 Views

April 1, 2019

Atuat Shouldice points out the usual attractions in his home community of ᑲᖏᕿᓂᖅ, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

This includes the Red Top convenience store, Victor’s playground and the defunct nickel mine ruins known as the “elephant graveyard.”

“Pretty well everyone my age, it was their playground when they were kids. If you remembered playing around there you had a pretty good childhood,” Shouldice said.

He wants the same childhood for his two sons.

“Rankin’s home. Nunavut’s home. I want to raise my boys here,” he said.

What he doesn’t want is the same resource extraction jobs paving their economic future.

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