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"Aboriginal issues, specifically Arctic and Inuit issues did not get much attention in the long federal election campaign. Few voters live here, but several issues in Nunavut—one fifth of Canada—are of national importance. But all is not right in the Arctic. If Nunavut is to flourish it is urgent that the Government of Canada work closely with us to solve deep seated, long-standing and debilitating social and economic issues that are holding us... read more.
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) today announced the upcoming release of a number of reports associated with the Qikiqtani Truth Commission. These reports include community histories for each of the 13 communities in the Qikiqtaaluk Region; two special studies: Analysis of the RCMP and the Inuit Sled Dogs (2006) Report and The Official Mind of Canadian Colonialism: Government Authorities and the Qikiqtani Region 1950 to 1975; and seven... read more.
Iqaluit, Nunavut – Qikiqtani Inuit Association commends the Quebec Government for issuing an apology for the dog slaughter that took place in Nunavik by police and government in the 1950s and 1960s. The Quebec Premier, honorable Jean Charest issued the apology in Kangiqsualujjuaq.
“This is an important step towards building a more meaningful relationship based on trust between Inuit communities and Government in Nunavik,” said QIA President... read more.
(March 19, 2008 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Commissioner James Igloliorte of the Qikiqtani Truth Commission and RCMP Commissioner William J.S. Elliott recently met in Ottawa. “This is a historic opportunity for Inuit and the RCMP to shed light on historic events and their repercussions, which are felt even today,” stated retired Inuk judge, Mr. Igloliorte.
During the meeting, Commissioner Igloliorte provided an update of the Commission’s work.... read more.
December 5, 2006 – Pita Aatami, President of the Makivik Corporation and Thomasie Alikatuktuk, President of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association are disappointed but not surprised that the RCMP self-investigation into the slaughter of sled dogs from 1950 to 1970 does not reflect the truth. The RCMP report submitted to Parliament on November 29, 2006 is biased, flawed and incomplete.
“How can the RCMP legitimately investigate themselves? The RCMP... read more.