Promises, promises, promises


Some of our elders in Arctic Bay always ask “what happened to all the promises that people made before we got Nunavut?” Thats been going around and around in my head too.

I always hear our political leaders saying that Nunavut is a work in progress. We heard that more than 10 years ago before Nunavut became a territory, when people saw prices going up on everything.

Before, people were told it was going to get easier after we get Nunavut and now that we have Nunavut, all I’ve been hearing is “It’s a work in progress.”

I hope the people who say that will eventually do something about it instead of just saying it.

Cargo rates went up on parcels, sealift rates went up fast in so little time and trying to get to a nearby community is almost impossible.

I know our own government charges these airline so much that the prices went up high, talk about changing for the better. And I also know that our MLA is given limited power and limited money to help us out.

I just hope the people that are higher up than our MLA aren’t just thinking about what they have in there wallets, because the elders are starting to get sick of waiting for those promises to be kept.

Jimmy Enoogoo
Arctic Bay

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