A Question About the Conference

After the conference, A New Way of Governing: The Experience of the Inuit of Nunavik, this question was sent to the website:

"As a curious and a concerned citizen of Nunavik, l wanted to know why  the Nunavik Governors have not been invited to today's (Nov. 16 & 17, 2005) Nunavik Self-Government Consultation meetings in Montreal.

They, before anybody else should have been invited first with open arms by the Nunavik delegation."

Eliasie N.

A response is attached as a comment. Thankyou for your question.

  • November 24, 2005
  • Webmaster

Comments

The Makivik Executives were present at the conference on behalf of the Makivik Board of Directors and the Governors. The Governors were present at the last Board meeting and were in full agreement that the executives attend on behalf of the Board.

Every organization was represented by their presidents, chairs and by
some of their executives.

There was no intention of leaving anyone out. The purpose of this
conference was to give information to the southern public on the
experience of the Inuit of Nunavik on their journey to govern themselves.

Considering the expense and time taken to prepare a conference of such magnitude, we are extremely pleased that it was very well received and consider it a success.

  • November 24, 2005
  • Minnie Grey

What i think about Nunavik getting a government is that i don't think that there are still not enough people with good education to run the government and most of the Inuit still don't know how to live like white man. For example: finacial, insurance, etc..

Nakurmiik for ur time.

  • November 25, 2005
  • Taamusi Sivuaraapik Jr.

Tamusi,
Thank you for your comment, but as Inuit of Nunavik we don't have to live like the white man to run our own government. In the last 30 years we have been running our education, health and municipal organizations. We now have many Inuit trained in working with finances and other technical work.
Kativik Regional Government has taken over many programs from both levels of Government and is now managing a $l29,742,730 budget.
This is not to say that we don't need more educated Inuit. Education is key to success.

  • November 28, 2005
  • Minnie Grey

A Dream is finally coming true!! If you think about it, our Ancestors are living through us. Who would have thought that we have come this far? Dreamers we are? It's what you call holding on to our Identity and the showing of our appreciation of our being. The world is changing and we are too. Anything is possible, if we are all in Unison, might take a while but we can press on!! Be Proud of your accomplishments, they are something to people like me who virtualy missed growing up in the North!! Take a look around you, we have a beautiful place, with beautiful people, (even when they THINK they're not)our choices we make today are for the next generations of Inuit!! Personally, no matter how the negotiations are going, it is Finally happening!! Keep at it, we'll see our seeds produce when it's time to reap!!
Patience and endurance..

  • December 5, 2005
  • Allison Irqumia

Your positive attitude and encouraging words are very much appreciated Allison. Its through people like yourself that we can achieve what we desire. We need to nuture the positive instead of the negative so that we may pass it on to our children who will see the seeds produce and take over from us. Nakurmiik.

  • December 6, 2005
  • Minnie Grey

Iilaali!! :o).. Pass it on I say.. Positve encouragement equals a step to something.. Keep at it Guy's!! :o)

  • January 2, 2006
  • Allison Irqumia

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