NunatuKavut Community Council: Happy International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples!
09 August 2018
The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) celebrates and recognizes International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. It is a day to honour the rich culture, history and rights of Indigenous Peoples the world over. It also gives us, as Indigenous peoples, a time to reflect and tell our truth – our own story.
For Southern Inuit, our story is one of resilience, determination and belonging. While we have lived through generations of colonization, we have a deep and unbroken connection to the land, sea and ice of our traditional territory.
Together, with the tremendous support of our people, partners and supporters, NCC is making great progress. We have begun a process to renew our relationship with the Government of Canada based on the recognition of our Indigenous rights and self-determination. We are hopeful that, together, we will advance true reconciliation and nation building. It is about being respected, here at home, in our own place.
NCC is proud of the work we are doing, and will continue to do, in advancing the health and well-being of our people and communities today and everyday.