Sanikiluaq research centre gets $300,000 for new garage, workshop
Arctic Eider Society dedicated to Inuit-led stewardship of Belcher Islands ecosystem
A research centre in Sanikiluaq is getting a six-figure boost from the federal government to expand and upgrade its work.
The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency announced Thursday in a news release it will provide $300,000 to the Arctic Eider Society. The money will go toward a new workshop and garage, and expanded training and operational capacity.
The society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting Inuit-led stewardship for the Belcher Islands’ unique ecosystem.
“The garage is going to help a lot for making sure equipment is kept in good working order for community programs and a space for training youth,” said Lucassie Arragutainaq, the Arctic Eider Society’s director, in a statement.
The money comes from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, a federal post-COVID-19-pandemic infrastructure support program.
“Sanikiluaq’s Arctic Eider Society works hard to protect and promote the region’s ecosystem and its wildlife,” said Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, in the release.
Awesome! Congrats Sanikiluaq