Territory’s municipal leaders to gather in Iqaluit next month

Nunavut Association of Municipalities hosting annual conference from Nov. 8 to 10

The theme of this year’s Nunavut Association of Municipalities conference is “together towards tomorrow” and is to include discussions about policy priorities and moving municipalities forward in a post-COVID-19 world. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

By Meral Jamal

Moving municipalities forward in a post-COVID-19 world is one of the issues expected to be on the agenda when the Nunavut Association of Municipalities hosts its 55th annual conference next month.

The theme of the gathering, to be held Nov. 8 to 10 at the Aqsarniit Hotel and Conference Centre in Iqaluit, is “together towards tomorrow.” Municipalities’ policy priorities are also expected to be discussed.

The NAM is a non-governmental organization that represents all municipal governments in Nunavut.

Keynote speakers this year include Paul Quassa, a former Nunavut premier and current Iqaluit city councillor, and Leena Evic, executive director of the Pirurvik Centre.

Delegates will hear from Premier P.J. Akeeagok, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Aluki Kotierk and Nunavut MP Lori Idlout.

“At our conference, delegates will be working with members of NTI and the Regional Inuit Organizations on the strategy for community consultation on the critical issue of housing,” NAM executive director Marla Limousin said in a news release.

“Building a stronger Nunavut will require unprecedented partnership among all orders of government and Inuit Organizations, and as the government closest to people’s daily lives, we’re here to say: we’re ready.”

 

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(5) Comments:

  1. Posted by Consistency on

    I wonder if there is any chance our Municiple leaders that are going to this will either do any community meetings before they go to know what the community wants, or a community meeting to report back what was discussed and how our community will benefit.

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  2. Posted by lets get ready to rumble on

    Ding ding ding. In the red corner wearing blue jeans and a polo shirt weighing in @ 120KG Iqaluit’s undisputed feather weight champion with a record of one stanky leg to his opponent and zero knockouts. He is very well know on twitter and facebook. Let’s get ready to rumble. Ding

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    • Posted by metric check on

      120KG? 120Lbs is more like it.

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  3. Posted by Gravy Train on

    Haven’t we heard enough from Paul Quassa? Nunatsiaq, I think you forgot to mention that as well as being former Premier and a current city councillor, Quassa is also Baffinland CEO Brian Penney’s personal puppet. I think we already know what he’s going to say.

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    • Posted by Nelson Muntz on

      …is Paul Quassas’ limousine ready?

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