Moving Toward Saimaqatigiingniq
"In order for forgiveness to be given there must be truth and an acknowledgement of what happened"
The Commission heard many impassioned statements, not only about traumatic experiences and lasting impacts, but also about the need for healing and reconciliation. Many participants recommended reasonable steps that can and should be taken to allow Inuit to move forward into a more promising future of their own making.
The Qikiqtani Truth Commission Implementation Plan was developed in 2011, and lays out 25 recommendations which are grouped into four categories: to acknowledge and heal past wrongs; to strengthen Inuit governance; to strengthen Inuit culture; and to create healthy communities. Having prioritized recommendations, QIA will use the implementation plan as a guiding document in shaping the work related to social policy and social program delivery that is urgently required.
05 October 2017It was something of a fluke how Mary Nashook found her grandfather's grave. She was heading to Quebec City to work as an English-Inuktitut interpreter at a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association meeting almost 20 years ago. On the flight down, one of the delegates had a registry of Inuit who never came back from tuberculosis treatment, and... read more.