Research also finds elders are also working longer, supporting families
Nunavik elders make up a growing proportion of the region’s population, recent university research says. But Nunavik’s seniors are more likely to be supporting their families and living in run-down housing than their counterparts elsewhere in Quebec. A new report prepared by researchers at Laval University shows that the population of Inuit elders in the...
Family and friends of the Gadbois and Snowball families gather for ice fishing on Tasirlak Lake near Kuujjuaq on Nov. 15. “The day was enjoyed by all, from grandchildren, parents, grandparents, to friends and family pets,” said Malaya Qaunirq Chapman. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)
A work crew prepares a platform to set up a new tent outside of the Tulattavik health centre in Kuujjuaq on Friday, Nov. 13. The heated tents are being used by health care workers to give flu vaccinations and to administer COVID-19 tests. (Photo by Allen Gordon)