Nunavut residents invited to advise on new territorial parks

Applications to planning committees now being accepted

Residents of Sanikiluaq are invited to apply to join the joint planning and management committee for the proposed Kinngaaluk Territorial Park, seen here. (Image courtesy of Nvision Insight Group Inc.)

By Nunatsiaq News

If you are interested in how Nunavut’s territorial parks are set up and run, you may wish to apply to join a joint planning and management committee.

These committees, according to a news release issued by Nunavut’s Department of Environment on June 12, “provide advice and recommendations to the Government of Nunavut on all aspects related to the planning, establishment, operation and management of territorial parks.”

The Department of Environment is currently accepting applications from individuals living in the communities of Sanikiluaq, Clyde River and Grise Fiord who have knowledge and experience of parks, Inuit culture, heritage and tourism and wish to make a contribution to their community by being part of one of these committees for the following new territorial parks:

The department is also inviting Kugluktuk residents to apply to join the joint planning and management committee for Kugluk Territorial Park near the community.

Application forms can be found on the Department of Environment’s website.

For more information, contact Geneva Noble with the joint planning and management committee secretariat at 867-975-7753 or

The deadline for applications is Friday, June 28, at 5 p.m. EST.

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