Sanikiluaq research centre gets $300,000 for new garage, workshop

Arctic Eider Society dedicated to Inuit-led stewardship of Belcher Islands ecosystem

The federal government is giving $300,000 to the Arctic Eider Society research centre in Sanikiluaq. (Photo courtesy of Joel Heath)

By Nunatsiaq News

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.

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  1. Posted by Northerner on

    Awesome! Congrats Sanikiluaq

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