Relocated Labrador Inuit get delayed apology

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Nunatsiavut land claim was signed without a hitch in Nain, Labrador on Saturday, after weather delayed flights for Friday’s planned ceremony.

Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams used the occasion to make a formal apology to two relocated Inuit communities, Canadian Press reported.

In the 1950s, residents of Hebron and Nutak were forced to move to other northern communities after the government suspended services.

Williams pledged to help the Labrador Inuit Association to erect a monument to those relocated, inscribed with the apology, as a symbol of reconciliation.
Former residents from those communities wept during the apology.

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