Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and 20 community leaders gathered at the Sanikiluaq Hamlet chambers on Jan. 27. They discussed ongoing projects related to the Tallurutiup Imanga and Tuvaijuittuq agreements including the Nauttiqsuqtiit Inuit Steward program.

Talk about investments associated with the Qikiqtani Truth Commission and opportunities available for Inuit through various QIA programs were also on the agenda.

To the left stands Eva Aariak, Chief Negotiator at Large, with QIA’s President, P.J. Akeeagok, at an open house at the community hall in Sanikiluaq, Jan. 27. photo courtesy of Qikiqtani Inuit Association

The meeting was followed by a gathering at the community hall. Community members were treated to a meal of country food and treats. Door prizes including sealskin, a laptop and books were awarded. QIA took the opportunity to present their past and future projects.

QIA wrapped up their presentations the next day during a workshop for students at Patsaali High School. They discussed programs like Scholarship and Q-STEP, which provide opportunities for youth to excel.

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