Jonathan Epoo talks about Saputiit's role in a project to add a new post-secondary program. He says that it is an especially good time for this project "while we are in the process of negotiating our own form of government".
Jonathan Epoo is the president of Saputiit Youth Association of Nunavik
Illasuk Pauyungie compares
the decision-making involved in putting in place a government to the constant care that needs to be given to a qamutik.
Illasuk Pauyungie is a resident of Salluit who has been wishing for Nunavik Government since the 70s.
Creating a new form of government for Nunavik is comparable to having a baby. That's what George Berthe told the IPSSAS students, according to Alexandre Germain during his presentation at the IPSSAS seminar in Kuujjuaq. Find out more by listening to the videoclips.
Alexandre Germain is a Masters student at McGill University
Carly McLafferty draws attention to similarities and differences between NWT and Nunavik while addressing the participants of the Nunavik government mock parliament in Kuujjuaq, Spring 2006. Select the videoclip to hear highlights of what she has to say.
Carly McLafferty is a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta.
While playing the role of the Minister of Education, during the mock parlimentary debate at the IPSSAS seminar in Kuujjuaq, Alacie Nalukturak challenged the acting Minister of Finance Elyasie Sallualuk to divulge his plan on how he would overcome accumulated deficits. Although his answer received a round of applause, followed by table slapping, it also brought a very anti-development response from one of the local elected representatives. To see a videoclip of the way that Elyasie Sallualuk handled the question select the appropriate link below:
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