INAC eyes larger presence in the Kitikmeot
The federal government’s largest department in Nunavut will consider expanding its offices into the Kitikmeot, depending on future mining activity and exploration, a federal spokesperson said.
Stephen Traynor, the acting regional director-general for Indian and Northern Affairs, was answering concerns from members of the Kitikmeot Regional Inuit Association that his department was too focused on activities in Iqaluit.
“We have no plan currently to put something there,” Traynor said. “In the next six to nine months, there may be an opportunity to put something there.”