Territory’s municipal leaders to gather in Iqaluit next month
Nunavut Association of Municipalities hosting annual conference from Nov. 8 to 10
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.”