Opinion | Inuit need a federal government willing to work with us – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201935 Views

Oct 17, 2019

Future Arctic policies must be Inuit-led and Inuit-driven, writes Qikiqtani Inuit Association president

P.J. Akeeagok is the president of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, a non-profit that represents about 15,500 Inuit in Nunavut’s Qikiqtani (​​​Baffin) region.

As election day approaches, we at the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) ask Canadians to elect a government that will continue to work with Inuit in the spirit of reconciliation to protect our land and waters while securing a future for our people.

Throughout the past year, we have been demonstrating what a successful Inuit to Crown relationship can look like and what is possible for Inuit Nunangat — the Inuit homeland in Canada — when the federal government breaks down the silos between departments and allows Inuit-led solutions to prevail.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/qia-inuit-federal-election-1.5321980

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