ITK visits Nunavik

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami guided a group of senior civil servants through Nunavik earlier this month. The group visited Kuujjuaq, the Makivik Corporation annual general meeting in Kangirsuk, the Raglan Mine, Puvirnituq and Inuit organizations in Montreal, as part of ITK’s annual effort to build more awareness about the Inuit regions in Ottawa.

ITK president Jose Kusugak also came to Makivik’s meeting in Kangirsuk, where Kusugak updated delegates on his efforts to work on better health and housing agreements for Inuit.

Kusugak said he had recently met with Tony Clement, the new federal health minister, who seemed open and ready to act on Inuit calls for better services.

“He said, ‘Josie I don’t want to conduct another study,” Kusugak reported.

Kusugak said he believes “we can work with the new government” and said ITK is focusing on reaching long-term agreements in Ottawa.

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