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Press Release: Adding More Cheer to the Christmas Season

Kuujjuaq, QC, December 6th2016 – The S.2 M.2 (KRG) and the Makivik Corporation help make Christmas dinner a little more affordable in Nunavik communities. Until December 31st under the Food and Other Essentials Program, Nunavimmiut will be able to buy whole turkeys and hams (over 2.5 kg) sold at local grocery stores for half the regular price.

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Quarterly Update: November 2016

Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the S.2 M.2

 

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Update, July-September 2016: NUNIVAAT - NUNAVIK STATISTICS PROGRAM

 

Based on a long history of cooperation between the S.2 M.2 (KRG)
and Université Laval, Nunivaat was
established in 2005 as a permanent, public and independent statistics program on the socioeconomic situation of Nunavik. Nunivaat is
directed by Université Laval and funded by the KRG.

 

RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

Study on the Cost of Living in Nunavik – In December 2013, the KRG, the Makivik Corporation and the Québec government agreed to fund a study to generate hard data on the cost of living in Nunavik through in-depth analysis of the consumer patterns of Inuit households with a view to developing a comparative cost of living index.

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Press Release: For a Safe and Fun Halloween: Safety Tips for Trick or Treat

Kuujjuaq, Québec, October 28, 2016 – Halloween can be a time of both excitement and potential danger. The Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) encourages parents, guardians and children to read these simple Safety Tips to help keeping everyone safe:

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Sun Transit Period - Autumn 2016

As many of you are probably aware, with the arrival of autumn, we are approaching the sun transit period for autumn 2016.

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Press Release: Search for Missing Hunter in Inukjuak

Kuujjuaq, Québec, October 4, 2016 – Since Saturday September 24th, 2016 the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) is participating in a search and recovery operation with the local authorities in Inukjuak for community member Jobie Nungaq. He was reported missing during a hunting trip with three other persons on Frazier Island, southeast of Inukjuak, after the group’s canoe went adrift. In order to reach back the shore, the man made a makeshift raft out of plastic containers but it capsized while underway to his destination. The individuals accompanying Mr. Nungaq are safe and were returned to their families.

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Press Release: Nunavik Cost-of-Living Reduction Measures: New Adjustment to the Gasoline Program

Kuujjuaq, Québec, September 14, 2016 – Following an agreement from the S.2 M.2 (KRG) and Makivik Corporation, the 40¢ per litre fuel subsidy for Inuit beneficiaries of the JBNQA will remain the same for this year as of September 1st, 2016. Further, as the price of gas has dropped across Canada in the past year, the fuel price set for Kuujjuaq and all Nunavik communities has lowered as of September 1st.

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Press Release: Nunavik Inuit Optimistic on Housing Following Meeting with Québec Ministers

September 8, 2016 – Kuujjuaq, Québec – Nunavik Inuit leaders emerged hopeful for housing solutions following a meeting with Québec Ministers Martin Coiteux, Geoffrey Kelley and Ungava Member of the National Assembly Jean Boucher. The discussions took place on September 1, 2016 at the S.2 M.2 (KRG) boardroom with the key Inuit leaders representing organizations working on the housing file for all Nunavik Inuit – Jobie Tukkiapik, President of Makivik Corporation; Jennifer Munick, Chairperson of the S.2 M.2 (KRG); Lucy Kumarluk, KRG Vice-Chairperson;  and Daniel Oovaut, President of the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau (KMHB). Staff for the respective Inuit organizations, and Québec delegation also attended.

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Press Release: The Government takes action to improve detention and social reintegration conditions

Puvirnituq, September 2, 2016. – While visiting the Nord-du-Québec region, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Montréal region, Martin Coiteux, the Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, and the Member of the National Assembly for Ungava, Jean Boucher, met with different partners and emphasized several measures and initiatives taken by the Gouvernement du Québec on public security in Nunavik, with the aim of improving detention and social reintegration conditions in that region.

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Press Release: $100 million for improvement of municipal infrastructure in the northern villages

Kuujjuaq, September 1, 2016. – While visiting the Nord-du-Québec region, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Montréal region, Martin Coiteux, the Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, and the Member of the  National  Assembly  for  Ungava, Jean Boucher, took the opportunity to announce the agreement concerning the management of the Isurruutiit Program with the S.2 M.2 (KRG). This is the fourth phase of this program, which includes additional financial assistance of $100 million for the improvement of municipal infrastructure in northern villages.

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Quarterly Update: August 2016

Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the S.2 M.2

 

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Update, April-June 2016: NUNIVAAT - NUNAVIK STATISTICS PROGRAM

Based on a long history of cooperation between the S.2 M.2 (KRG)
and Université Laval, Nunivaat was established in 2005 as a permanent, public and independent statistics program on the socioeconomic situation of Nunavik. Nunivaat is
directed by Université Laval and funded by the KRG.

RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

Study on the Cost of Living in Nunavik – All the data collected under the study in Nunavik between late 2014 and February 2016 has been entered. A total of 450 households were surveyed in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Kuujjuaq, Tasiujaq, Salluit, Puvirnituq and Umiujaq. Data collection work is continuing in the Quebec City region, and data processing and analysis work is underway. A final report is expected in the late fall. Under the Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik signed in 2013, the Makivik Corporation, the KRG and the Québec government made a commitment to use the results of this study to define effective and long-term solutions to the region’s high cost of living.

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Press Release: Inauguration of new airport infrastructures in Tasiujaq

Tasiujaq, July 5, 2016 – On behalf of Jacques Daoust, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification, Luc Blanchette, Minister for Mines and Minister responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region and the Nord-du-Québec region today inaugurates new airport infrastructures in Tasiujaq, Nunavik. On that occasion, he is accompanied by Jean Boucher, Member for Ungava, and Jennifer Munick, Chairperson of the S.2 M.2 (KRG). The ceremony marks the completion of a series of important work carried out at the airport over the past few years.

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Press Release: Nunavik Constable Receives Award for Distinguished Service

Kuujjuaq, Québec, June 22, 2016 – On June 9, 2016, at a special awards ceremony organized during the Québec Aboriginal Chiefs of Police Annual Meeting hosted by the Ministère de la Sécurité publique (public security), Constable Timothy Sangoya of the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) was recognized for his many years of distinguished policing service.

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Press Release: Minister Geoffrey Kelley breaks ground for Kuujjuaraapik's new multi-purpose venue

Kuujjuaraapik, June 14, 2016. – Accompanied by the MNA for Ungava, Mr. Jean Boucher, the Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, participated in a ground-breaking ceremony to begin the construction of Kuujjuaraapik’s new multi-purpose venue, a major new cultural centre in Nunavik.  The Government of Quebec is contributing over $3.5 million to this project.

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Policing Media Release - Important Seizure in Kangiqsujuaq

Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 27, 2016 – Public-police collaboration in Kangiqsujuaq led the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) to an important seizure of hashish oil in that community earlier this week. The amount of drugs seized is the second most important in the region after a similar police operation took place in Salluit last March.

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Weekends in the Parks – 2nd Edition - Come Spend the Summer with Us!

Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 23, 2016 – The S.2 M.2 (KRG) and Nunavik Parks are pleased to announce Weekends in the Parks for the second consecutive year. Thirteen summer discovery packages are being organized in 2016 for Nunavik residents at Parc national des Pingualuit, Parc national Kuururjuaq and Parc national Tursujuq. Activities include hiking, canoeing and kayaking, camping, wildlife observation, relaxing next to a park cabin, contact with our local guides and immersion in the magic of Nunavik’s natural environments.

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Update, January-March 2016: NUNIVAAT - NUNAVIK STATISTICS PROGRAM

Based on a long history of cooperation between the S.2 M.2 (KRG)
and Université Laval, Nunivaat was established in 2005 as a permanent, public and independent statistics program on the socioeconomic situation of Nunavik. Nunivaat is
directed by Université Laval and funded by the KRG.

RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

Study on the Cost of Living in Nunavik – Data collection work under the study is now complete. A total of 450 households were surveyed in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Kuujjuaq, Tasiujaq, Salluit, Puvirnituq and Umiujaq, as targeted. Data processing and analysis work is continuing at Université Laval and a final report is expected for next fall. Under the Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik signed in 2013, the Makivik Corporation, the KRG and the Québec government made a commitment to use the results of this study to define effective and long-term solutions to the region’s high cost of living. Discussions are also underway to permit the cost-of-living in Nunavik database to remain available so as to feed decisions regarding the Nunavik Cost-of-Living Reduction Measures.

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Quarterly Update: April 2016

Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the S.2 M.2

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Press Release: Hydro Québec’s Second-Tier Electricity Rate Increase Will Hurt Nunavik

Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 4, 2016 – The Makivik Corporation and the S.2 M.2 (KRG) disapprove of a recent decision by the Régie de l’énergie (energy board) to permit Hydro Québec to apply an annual 8% increase to the second-tier residential rate for off- grid networks north of the 53rd parallel beginning on April 1, 2016, including for the networks in the 14 northern villages.

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Press Release: Nunavik Cost-of-Living Reduction Measure Improvements

Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 1, 2016 – The S.2 M.2 (KRG) and the Makivik Corporation announce adjustments to cost-of-living programs to better target support for the region’s most disadvantaged residents and to promote healthy lifestyles that take into consideration Inuit traditional activities and culture. The important improvements for 2016–2017 are:

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Press Release: Québec Expresses Its Solidarity with Nunavimmiut

Kuujjuaq, Québec, March 29, 2016 – Further to meetings last week in Kuujjuaq and Inukjuak between Nunavik representatives and a delegation of MNAs who sit on the Committee of Citizen Relations, the National Assembly adopted a motion recognizing the commitment of Nunavimmiut to improve the quality of life and living conditions in their communities.

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Press Release: Important Drug Seizure in Salluit

Kuujjuaq, Québec, March 23, 2016 – Public-police collaboration in Salluit enabled the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) to conduct two important seizures of hashish oil in that community last week.

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Popular newsletter - Arctic Winter Games March 2016: Nuuk, Greenland

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Press Release: Creating a Distinct Construction Workforce Region for Nunavik

Kuujjuaq, Québec, March 16, 2016 – Further to recent amendments to the Regulation respecting the Hiring and Mobility of Employees in the Construction Industry, transition measures take effect today that will lead to the creation of a separate construction workforce placement region for Nunavik by June 2017. The transition measures will adapt the construction industry to northern realities.

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Press Release: Team Nunavik-Québec represents region well at Arctic Winter Games

Kuujjuaq, Québec, March 15, 2016 – After dealing with multi-day weather delays, Team Nunavik-Québec worked hard to represent the region well during the Arctic Winter Games in Nuuk Greenland from March 6-11. The region’s small team of 57 athletes earned 21 ulus (6 gold, 9 silver, 6 bronze) largely in Arctic Sports and Dene Games. Its cultural contingent, Puvirnituq’s Qulliq Band, also earned large cheers for their performance of Nunavik Inuktitut songs, as well as a mix of throat singing and hip-hop beatboxing dubbed “throatboxing” by the youth.

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Team Nunavik-Québec: Popular newsletter

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Press Release: Opening in Kangiqsualujjuaq of the Qarmaapik Family House

Kangiqsualujjuaq, Québec, March 8, 2016 – The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (NRBHSS), in partnership with the S.2 M.2 (KRG) and the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau (KMHB), is proud to announce the opening of the Qarmaapik Family House. This non-profit community organization provides community-support services for the community of Kangiqsualujjuaq. Its mission is to provide a resource for children in need of a safe place and offer counselling through various social and cultural activities for parents, families as well as the community.

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Press Release: The 2016 Arctic Winter Games -Team Nunavik- Québec on the way to Greenland!

Kuujjuaq, Québec, March 4, 2016 – Fifty-seven athletes and six cultural performers have been selected for Team Nunavik-Quebec. The athletes will compete in six disciplines: Arctic Sports, Badminton, Cross-Country Skiing, Dene Games, Snowshoeing and Table Tennis. They will be supported by 13 coaches, 1 official and 8 mission staff members during the 2016 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) in Nuuk, Greenland.

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Sun Transit Period - Spring 2016

As many of you are probably aware, with the arrival of spring, we are approaching the sun transit period for spring 2016.

This is the time of the year where for a short period in the afternoon, the sun, the satellite and our satellite dish will be in a straight line for a few minutes. During this time, radio emission from solar radiation will cause enough interference with the signal from the satellite to interrupt the Internet service. This year, the sun transit period will begin on February 25 and end on March 4. We will see service degradation as early as 3:14PM up to 3:29PM.

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Quarterly Update: January 2016

Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the S.2 M.2

 

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Press Release: Tamaani Internet and Partners Launch a Regional Backup Emergency Telephone Service

Kuujjuaq, Québec, January 19, 2016 – An important partnership between Ice Wireless, Iristel, Polycom, the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, and the S.2 M.2 (KRG) has produced a backup emergency telecommunications service for all of Nunavik’s 14 communities.

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Pauktuutit: Inuit Women and the Economy

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Press Release: Team Nunavik–Québec 2016: Final Regional Trials Organized in Kuujjuaq

Kuujjuaq, Québec, December 9, 2015 – From November 27 to 29, 108 athletes from all over Nunavik competed in the final regional trials organized for Team Nunavik–Québec (TNQ). The athletes were aiming for one of 61 spots for athletes who will travel to the Arctic Winter Games in Nuuk, Greenland, in March 2016. Over the two-year preparation cycle for these Arctic Winter Games, TNQ focus has been on positive values, behaviour and attitude, as well as leadership qualities and performance.

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Press Release: Adding More Cheer to the Christmas Season

Kuujjuaq, Québec, December 1st, 2015 – The S.2 M.2 (KRG) and Makivik help make Christmas dinner a little more affordable in Nunavik communities. Until December 31, 2015 under the Food and Other Essentials Program, Nunavimmiut will be able to buy whole turkeys and hams (2.5 kg and over) sold at local grocery stores for half the regular price.

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Press Release: First Sitting of the KRG Council since Municipal Elections in Early November

Kuujjuaq, Québec, November 26, 2015 – The elected municipal representatives who make up the new Council of the S.2 M.2 (KRG) have chosen from among their members an Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is responsible for the management of the affairs of the KRG.

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Press Release: Prix Hommage Aînés 2015

Minister Geoffrey Kelley Highlights the Outstanding Volunteer Work

of Louisa Cookie-Brown, Award Recipient for Nunavik

 

Quebec City, November 9, 2015 – The Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, would like to acknowledge the outstanding volunteer work of the recipient of the Prix Hommage Aînés 2015, Louisa Cookie-Brown. Ms. Cookie-Brown was presented the award on November 4 by the Minister of Families, Minister responsible for Seniors, Minister responsible for Anti-Bullying and Minister responsible for the Laval Region, Francine Charbonneau, at an awards ceremony conducted at the Parliament Building in Quebec City.

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Press Release: Gathering with Three French Artists Returning from Nunavik

Quebec City, November 9, 2015 – The French Consulate General in Quebec City is pleased to present this invitation to a gathering on Friday, November 13 at 11 a.m. at the Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal with Professor Patrice Alexandre, Cécilia Breuil and Anaïs Ang, three French artists returning from Aupaluk in Nunavik where they were in residence from October 23 to November 11, 2015.

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Update, July‒September 2015: NUNIVAAT – NUNAVIK STATISTICS PROGRAM

Nunivaat was initiated by the S.2 M.2 (KRG) in 2005 to
establish a permanent, public and independent statistics program on the
socioeconomic situation of Nunavik
. Nunivaat is directed by Université Laval.

RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

Study on the Cost of Living in Nunavik – Data collection work under the study is now running at full speed. To date, 76% of the targeted 450 households have been surveyed in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Kuujjuaq, Tasiujaq, Salluit, Puvirnituq and Umiujaq. Each randomly selected participating household is asked to collect receipts for two weeks and to complete a diary of daily expenses; in return, the houseolds are paid $100.

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Press Release: Emergency Response Exercise at the Kuujjuaq Airport

Kuujjuaq, Québec, November 4, 2015 – Local firefighters, first responders, local and regional healthcare personnel, officers of the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) and management personnel of the Transportation and Public Security departments of the S.2 M.2 (KRG) conducted a full-scale emergency response exercise at the Kuujjuaq airport yesterday. More than 35 volunteers also took part.

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Quarterly Update: October 2015

Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the S.2 M.2

 

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Press Release: Breakfast for Better Learning Campaign

Kuujjuaq, October 9, 2015 – The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services is very proud to launch its new campaign “Breakfast for Better Learning” across the region. Aimed at promoting the importance of breakfast for schoolchildren, a complete kit of educational activities and promotional materials focussing on breakfast was created to help this campaign spring into action in classrooms. The material includes a poster, a factsheet, classroom discussion about breakfast ideas, educational activities and a booklet about healthy food.

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Sun Transit Period - Autumn 2015

As many of you are probably aware, we are approaching the sun transit period for autumn 2015.

This is the time of the year where for a short period in the afternoon, the sun, the satellite and our satellite dish will be in a straight line for a few minutes. During this time, radio emission from solar radiation will cause enough interference with the signal from the satellite to interrupt the Internet service. This year, the sun transit period will begin on October 10th and finish on October 15th. The interruption will begin at approximately 3:35 PM and finish at the latest at 5:15 PM.

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Press Release: International Day of Older Persons – Nunavik Edition “Nothing For Us Without Us!”

Kuujjuaq, Québec, September 30, 2015 – The S.2 M.2 (KRG) and the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (NRBHSS) are pleased to jointly participate on October 1 in the celebration in Nunavik of the International Day of Older Persons, under the regional theme "Nothing For Us Without Us!" Tune into Taqramiut Nipingat Inc. regional radio (FM 94.1) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Listeners including elders will be invited to call in to express their appreciation of Nunavik elders or voice their concerns about elders’ issues.

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Press Release: Nunavik in Figures 2015

Kuujjuaq, Québec, September 15, 2015 – The S.2 M.2 (KRG), the Nunivaat – Nunavik Statistics Program and Université Laval announce the release of Nunavik in Figures 2015 – Pocket Edition. The statistical publication contains a summary of the most recent data available for the region on population, language, employment, education, income, prices, dwellings and health care.

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Press Release: Nunavik leaders presented the Parnasimautik Consultation Report

Quebec City, Québec, August 19, 2015 – Nunavik leaders presented the Parnasimautik Consultation Report (We are Preparing) to the Plan Nord Ministerial Committee in Quebec City.

The report is the outcome of the most comprehensive community consultation ever carried out in the history of Nunavik. It presents a vision for the future of Nunavik Inuit, families and communities, as well as for the renewal of the relationship with regional organizations, the governments of Quebec and Canada, and industrial developers.

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Update, April‒June 2015: NUNIVAAT – NUNAVIK STATISTICS PROGRAM

Nunivaat was initiated by the S.2 M.2 (KRG) in 2005 to
establish a permanent, public and independent statistics program on the
socioeconomic situation of Nunavik
. Nunivaat is directed by Université Laval.

RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

Study on the Cost of Living in Nunavik – Under the Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik signed in 2013, the Makivik Corporation, the KRG and the Québec government made a commitment to use the results of this study to define effective and long-term solutions to the region’s high cost of living. Data collection work is currently taking place in six selected communities, specifically Kangiqsualujjuaq, Kuujjuaq, Tasiujaq, Salluit, Puvirnituq and Umiujaq. As of the end of June, 125 households had been surveyed and, by the end of September, an additional 100 households are expected to have been surveyed. The results of the study are expected to be ready for release in 2016.

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Press Release: Major New Contributions for Internet Service in Nunavik

Kuujjuaq, Québec, July 30, 2015 – Mary A. Pilurtuut, Vice-Chairperson of the S.2 M.2 (KRG), was present at an announcement today by Denis Lebel, the federal Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Pierre Arcand, the Québec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Plan Nord, regarding new investments that will help extend basic Internet service for Nunavik residents, businesses and organizations via satellite technology until 2021.

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Quarterly Update: July 2015

Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the S.2 M.2

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Press Release: Nunavik Cost-of-Living Reduction Measures

Kuujjuaq, Québec, July 1, 2015 – The S.2 M.2 (KRG) and the Makivik Corporation today added camping fuel and snowmobile oil to the list of items covered under the Food and Other Essentials Program, one of the six Nunavik Cost-of-Living Reduction Measures. A 30% discount will be applied to these new items.

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Press Release: On the Water this Summer, Think Safety First!

Kuujjuaq, Québec, June 15, 2015 – Every summer, Nunavimmiut take to the region’s lakes, rivers and coastal areas for hunting and fishing activities. The region’s waterways are a part of the northern way of life. The Civil Security Section of the S.2 M.2 (KRG) and the Nunavik Hunting Fishing and Trapping Association (Anguviaq) are proud to kick off the summer season with a boat safety campaign. This week, various initiatives are planned to raise awareness and promote safe behaviour on and around the water. Listen to your local and regional FM radio stations for safety tips and other information to be well-prepared for boating.

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Update, January‒March 2015: NUNIVAAT – NUNAVIK STATISTICS PROGRAM

Nunivaat was initiated by the S.2 M.2 (KRG) in 2005 to
establish a permanent, public and independent statistics program on the
socioeconomic situation of Nunavik
. Nunivaat is directed by Université Laval.

RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

Study on the Cost of Living in Nunavik – The main survey to collect raw data for this study is now being implemented. During the first quarter of 2015, 64 households were surveyed in Kuujjuaq, Tasiujaq, Salluit and Kangiqsualujjuaq. By the end of April, an additional 25 households are expected to have been surveyed and, in May and June, surveying is planned in Puvirnituq and Umiujaq. Under the Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik signed in 2013, the Makivik Corporation, the KRG and the Québec government made a commitment to use the results of this study to define effective and long-term solutions to the region’s high cost of living. The results of the study are expected to be ready for release by the middle of 2016.

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Press Release: Nunavik Kite-Ski Championship: Riding the Winds in Kangiqsujuaq!

Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 8, 2015 – Nunavik kite-skiers took over Kangiqsujuaq from April 29 to May 3 as the Recreation Department of the S.2 M.2 (KRG), in collaboration with the Northern Village of Kangiqsujuaq, hosted the fourth annual Nunavik Kite-Ski Championship. This year, Michael Petagumskum from Kuujjuaq won the title of Nunavik Kite-Ski champion. He was followed by Tommy Tuniq from Kangirsujuaq in second place and Quppa Pinguartuq from Salluit in third place.

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Press Release: Weekends in the Parks Pilot Project: Come Spend the Summer with Us!

Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 5, 2015 – The S.2 M.2 (KRG) and Nunavik Parks are inviting Nunavimmiut to participate in the Weekends in the Parks Pilot Project, taking place this summer in the region’s national parks! Nine affordable weekend packages are being offered at 500 $ or less, for trips to Parc national des Pingualuit, Parc national Kuururjuaq and Parc national Tursujuq. The packages include transportation to the parks by air charter or boat, guides, lodging or camping and, in the case of Tursujuq, food as well.

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Quarterly Update: April 2015

Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the S.2 M.2

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Press Release: Firearms Safety Awareness Week: Are Your Firearms Safe?

Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 27, 2015 – The Prevention Team of the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) and staff of the Uumajuit Program and Inuit Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Support Program of the S.2 M.2 (KRG) are working together this week to promote firearms safety across Nunavik.

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Press Release: Team Nunavik–Québec: Athletes Looking to Excel at Coastal Trials!

Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 24, 2015 – After months of hard training and countless hours of practice, athletes from all over Nunavik will have an opportunity to compete at one of two Team Nunavik–Québec (TNQ) coastal trials. The trials are part of the TNQ selection process for the 2016 Arctic Winter Games that will be held in Nuuk, Greenland.

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Press Release: Aisara Kenuajuak: Four Decades in the Service of Nunavimmiut

Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 15, 2015 ─ The S.2 M.2 (KRG) paid tribute today to one of its senior and well respected elected representatives, Aisara Kenuajuak, who passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015. “Four decades ago, Aisara embarked on a journey of dedication and public service, working relentlessly for the welfare of all Nunavimmiut. Today, while we mourn the passing of Aisara, we are also very thankful for his legacy. Aisara with his knowledge and wisdom guided us to navigate through today’s challenges. He made us stronger, made us proud of who we are and of what we can achieve together,” declared KRG Chairperson Maggie Emudluk.

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Press Release: On the Land, Think Safety First!

Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 14, 2015 – The Civil Security Section of the S.2 M.2 (KRG), the Kativik Regional Police Force and its Cadet Program, and the Nunavik Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Association (NHFTA) jointly announce the launch of the Out on the Land seasonal prevention campaign. In April and May, listen to your local and regional FM radio stations for audio clips, interviews and testimonials regarding safety when travelling on the land and protocols to be followed in case of emergency.

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Press Release: Improved Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living

Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 1, 2015 – The S.2 M.2 (KRG) and the Makivik Corporation announce improvements to four regional cost-of-living programs to better target support for the region’s most disadvantaged and to foster healthy lifestyles which take into consideration Inuit traditional activities and culture. Among the important improvements are a new 30% subsidy for clothing and footwear purchased from participating local stores under the Food and Other Essentials Program, as well as a new transportation subsidy for major harvesting equipment requiring repairs.

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Press Release: Claiming the Solidarity Tax Credit on Your Next Income Tax Return!

Kuujjuaq, Québec, March 16, 2015 – The S.2 M.2 (KRG) and the Makivik Corporation encourage Nunavimmiut to verify their eligibility for a wide range of tax benefits when filing their annual income tax return, including the solidarity tax credit. “The Québec solidarity tax credit contains a component specific to residents of the fourteen communities of Nunavik and which benefits a large number of Nunavik households every year,” stated Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik.

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Sun Transit Period - Winter 2015

This is the time of the year where for a short period in the afternoon, the sun, the satellite and our satellite dish will be in a straight line for a few minutes. During this time, radio emission from solar radiation will cause enough interference with the signal from the satellite to interrupt the Internet service. This year, the sun transit period will begin on February 25 and finish on March 4. The interruption will begin at approximately 3:15 PM and finish at the latest at 3:28 PM.

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Press Release: Join ESUMA in Celebrating School Perseverance Week!

Kuujjuaq, Québec, February 17, 2015 – Parents, take action! Students, create your future! Community, get involved! The S.2 M.2 (KRG) and the ESUMA Nunavik Table on School Perseverance invite all Nunavimmiut to take part in School Perseverance Week. Activities are being organized across Québec from February 16 to 20.

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Quarterly Update: January 2015

Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the S.2 M.2

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Press Release: International Snowmobile Safety Week

Kuujjuaq, Québec, January 19, 2015 – Nunavik’s prevention and awareness campaign for off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety, On the Right Path, wants Nunavimmiut to take note that January 17 to 25, 2015, is International Snowmobile Safety Week. OHV safety information broadcasts are planned on regional radio stations, and local health and by-law enforcement officials are being encouraged to organize local OHV safety activities. Listen and watch for what’s going on in your community. On the Right Path campaign stickers will also be available at municipal offices and schools.

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Press Release: The S.2 M.2 pays tribute to Ellashuk Pauyungie

Kuujjuaq, Québec, December 11, 2014 ─ The S.2 M.2 (KRG) paid tribute today to the life, work and achievements of Ellashuk Pauyungie who passed away during the night of December 7, 2014. A beloved and inspiring person, Ellashuk is remembered by all as a role model who touched many lives, in her community and in the region. “Ellashuk, with a distinct voice, was a strong Inuk woman; everyone who knew her respected her. She was a humble, humorous, wise individual. Being able to adapt to the ever changing world we live in, she contributed in making Nunavimmiut understand the challenges we face in our lives. Ellashuk will forever be missed, declared Maggie Emudluk, Chairperson of the KRG.”

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Press Release: Makivik and the KRG Oppose Uranium Development in Nunavik

Kangiqsualujjuaq, Québec, December 3, 2014 – At a public hearing organized by the Bureau d’audiences publiques de l’environnement (environmental public hearings committee, BAPE) and the Kativik Environmental Advisory Committee (KEAC) on the challenges and issues posed by uranium mining, Jobie Tukkiapik, President of the Makivik Corporation, and Maggie Emudluk, Chairperson of the S.2 M.2 (KRG), stated their opposition to uranium exploration, exploitation and waste management in Nunavik.

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Quarterly Update: October 2014

Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the S.2 M.2

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September Update: Nunivaat - Nunavik Statistics Program

RESEARCHES AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

Study on the Cost of Living in Nunavik – The KRG, the Makivik Corporation, Université Laval and the Québec government reached an agreement on the cost of living survey to be conducted in Nunavik. A pilot phase is planned in November in one community and will be followed by surveying in six communities in 2015. Under the Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik signed in December 2013, the Makivik Corporation, the KRG and the Québec government made a commitment to use the survey’s results to define effective and long-term solutions to the region’s high cost of living.

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Press Release

MAKIVIK CORPORATION PRESIDENT AND KRG CHAIRPERSON

MEET WITH QUÉBEC PREMIER PHILIPPE COUILLARD

Kuujjuaq, Québec, October 8, 2014 ─ Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik and S.2 M.2 (KRG) Chairperson Maggie Emudluk met today with Québec Premier Philippe Couillard. Also in attendance were the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan, Pierre Arcand, the Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, and the MNA for Ungava, Jean Boucher.

The meeting was the first between Nunavik leaders and the Premier since the election of the Liberal government last April. It was constructive and an opportunity for the participants to explore the current government’s commitment to the nation-to-nation relationship that has been fostered by Nunavik and Québec over the past 20 years.

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Sun Transit Period - Fall 2014

October 8, 2014, Kuujjuaq, (Québec)- As many of you are probably aware, we are approaching the sun transit period for Fall 2014. This is the time of the year where for a short period in the afternoon, the sun, the satellite and our satellite dish will be in a straight line for a few minutes. During this time, radio emission from solar radiation will cause enough interference with the signal from the satellite to interrupt the Internet service. This year, the sun transit period will begin on October 8th and finish on October 17th. The interruption will begin at approximately 2:50 pm and finish at the latest at 3:05pm.

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Press Release: Fire Prevention Week: Thank You for Being Fire Safe!

Kuujjuaq, Québec, October 3, 2014 – Adopting good fire safety habits can decrease the risks of fires and save lives. From October 5 to 11 across Nunavik, the Civil Security Section of the S.2 M.2 (KRG) will lead the Thank You for Being Fire Safe! awareness campaign.

Throughout Fire Prevention Week, fire chiefs will visit schools, daycares and youth centres in order to meet with youth, teachers and educators, deliver fire safety information and distribute thematic colouring books. Fire safety tips will also be broadcast over local radio stations to ensure all Nunavimmiut are well informed about stay-safe strategies in case of fire.

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The KRG Transportation Department invites you to come meet a national hero, Captain Robert Piché!

Captain Robert Piché marked Canadian aviation history  in 2001 working as an  Air Transat pilot. He saved 360 lives by landing his plane safely, after the aircraft experienced severe malfunction over the Atlantic Ocean.

He will be at the Kuujjuaq Airport Terminal Building from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Thursday, September 11, to speak about his experience, in a free event sponsored by the KRG and Air Inuit.

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Press Release: Gasoline Program and Beneficiary Discount Card

Kuujjuaq, Québec, September 10, 2014 – The S.2 M.2 (KRG) and the Makivik Corporation made an important announcement today concerning the Gasoline Program. Starting October 1, the Program will only apply to beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement (JBNQA), who will be required to present a new Beneficiary Discount Card when making their gasoline purchases.

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Quarterly Update: August 2014

Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the S.2 M.2

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Cirqiniq Summer Camp: Success in Puvirnituq!

Kuujjuaq, Québec, July 10, 2014 – Limitless creativity, amazing experience and incredibly talented young artists are the appropriate words to describe the fifth annual Cirqiniq summer camp organized by the Recreation Department of the S.2 M.2 (KRG) in Puvirnituq from July 1 to 8, 2014. Over 25 youth from across Nunavik, aged between 13 and 17 years old, attended the training week and astonished the crowd with their acrobatics during the Final Show on July 7.

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Cost of living measure – Food and Other Essentials Program: New products added

As of July 1, the following products are eligible for a discount under this cost of living program:
For a complete list of eligible products as well as information on all the cost of living measures, go to: List of subsidized items - July 1st, 2014

 

Annual dog vaccination clinics to visit Nunavik communities in 2014

Kuujjuaq, Québec, June 9, 2014 – The Quebec Government has announced a series of vaccination clinics in the northern villages along Ungava Bay from June 10 to 19. Veterinarians will offer free vaccination against rabies and other canine viruses such as distemper, hepatitis and parvovirus to protect domestic animals.

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March update: Nunivaat - Nunavik Statistics Program

RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

Nunivaat – Nunavik Statistical Bulletin – The latest issue of the Bulletin has been distributed to households in Nunavik. This issue provides a summary of the findings of the report Consumer Prices Monitoring in Nunavik 2011-2013. The research demonstrated among other things that, while the prices for fresh perishable products decreased in Nunavik during the study period, the prices for other food products increased.

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La Tournée du cinéma québécois visits Nunavik and Nunavut May 12 to 26

Kuujjuaq, May 12, 2014 – The Youth Employment Services Nunavik of the S.2 M.2 and the Association des francophones du Nunavut invite you to attend the five free red-carpet screenings of the Tournée du cinéma québécois that will take place from May 12 to 26. Many movies will be presented in Kuujjuaq and Inukjuak, such as Uvanga, Timuti, Urban Inuk and the First Nations People Cinema event.

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ESUMA: Change their world. Change yours. This changes everything!

Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 5, 2014 – Parents, take action! Students, create your future! Community, get involved! It is with these words that the S.2 M.2 (KRG) and the Nunavik Table on School Perseverance officially launched ESUMA: a new and exciting movement calling all Nunavimmiut to mobilize for the success of Nunavik’s youth.

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Spotlight on Nunavik with the launch of the “Northern Inspiration” contest!

CPAWS Québec and its partners, the S.2 M.2 (KRG), the Fédération des Coopératives du Nouveau Québec (FCNQ), and First Air are pleased to announce today's launch of their “Northern Inspiration” contest, with a Grand Prize of a trip for two to Pingualuit National Park, valued at nearly $15,000.00!

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Quarterly Update: April 2014

Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the S.2 M.2

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The 3rd Annual Nunavik Kite-Ski Championship

Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 24, 2014 – Between April 14 and 18, the Northern Village of Inukjuak in collaboration with the Recreation Department of the S.2 M.2 (KRG) hosted the third annual Nunavik Kite-Ski Championship. This year’s winner is Sandy Haukai from Kangirsuk, while Traugott Annnanack from Kangiqsualujjuaq and Audla Qaunaaluk from Ivujivik took second and third place respectively. Rookie of the Year award went to Paul Inukpuk from Inukjuak and Jobie Unatweenuk from Kangiqsualujjuaq received recognition for his sportsmanship qualities.

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Information Release: New Survey on Nunavimmiut Social Media Habits

New Survey on Nunavimmiut Social Media habits, held by the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau (KMHB) in collaboration with the S.2 M.2 (KRG)

We invite you to take part in a short survey on Internet and social media user habits in Nunavik. The questionnaire has only 10 questions, all multiple choice, and will take you only 3 minutes to complete.

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Press Release: Improved Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living

Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 1, 2014 – The S.2 M.2 (KRG) and the Makivik Corporation announce improvements to regional cost-of-living measures. The improvements will lower the prices paid by Nunavimmiut for food, personal care and household products, gasoline, and the transportation of major harvesting equipment, household appliances and furniture. The improvements will also aim to increase the availability of country food in the communities and will increase the subsidy paid to elders to mitigate some of their socio-economic hardships. “The changes to the regional cost-of-living measures are being implemented to more accurately reflect the needs of Inuit families,” stated Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik. KRG Chairperson Maggie Emudluk for her part noted that “These measures represent another step towards addressing the very high cost of living Nunavimmiut face.”

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Popular newsletter - Arctic Winter Games 2014

Team Nunavik-Quebec brought 62 athletes and five cultural performers to the 2014 Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is the region's largest ever contingent and close to 200 athletes competed for a chance to make the team. Here is the second newsletter concerning the accomplishments of Team Nunavik-Quebec at this year's Arctic Winter Games.

Click on the following link to view the Popular newsletter: Full Summary Report - 2014 Arctic Winter Games

 

Arctic Winter Games: Team Nunavik-Québec performs well while demonstrating a positive attitude

Nunavik, Québec, March 24, 2014 – Members of Team Nunavik–Québec (TNQ) represented their region well both on and off the field during the Arctic Winter Games (AWG) in Fairbanks, Alaska March 16-22. They returned to their home communities yesterday with new friends and stories to share.

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Popular newsletter - Arctic Winter Games 2014

Team Nunavik-Quebec athletes are performing at the 2014 Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska, from March 15th to March 22nd, 2014. Here is the first of two newsletters where you can find all the information about the athletes performances, the cultural contingent and the activities going on during this great international event!

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The 2014 Arctic Winter Games: Team Nunavik-Québec is ready!

Kuujjuaq, Québec, March 14, 2014 – Nunavimmiut from communities across the region, representatives from Nunavik’s organisations, sponsors, athletes, coaches and mission staff have gathered in Kuujjuaq today to celebrate the departure of Team Nunavik-Québec (TNQ) to the 2014 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) in Fairbanks Alaska.

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Information Release: Got firearms? Lock'em!

March 3, 2014 Kuujjuaq, Quebec – The Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) is launching its very first Gun Safety Awareness Day with activities promoting safe handling and storing of firearms taking place in all 14 communities on March 3, 2014. KRPF officers, with the help of the cadets will distribute free gun locks along with promotional items while giving out prevention tips.

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Sun Transit Period Winter 2014

February 21, 2014, Kuujjuaq, (Québec) - The S.2 M.2 (KRG) would like to remind Nunavimmiut that we are nearing the sun-transit period for the winter 2014. From February 21 to March 7, in the Eastern Time zone, short and periodic losses of service may be observed between 2:22 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on a daily basis.

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The Choose Your Head Contest: A Winning Way to Be Safe!

Kuujjuaq, Québec, February 17, 2014 – The S.2 M.2 (KRG) is proud to launch the Choose Your Head Contest which will take place from February 17 to March 14 as part of the Prevention and Awareness Campaign for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Safety in Nunavik.

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PARNASIMAUTIK

ALL-ORGANIZATIONS MEETING, February 4, 5 and 6, 2014

Update – An Essential Step of the Parnasimautik Process

In September 2012, all regional organizations agreed on the need to conduct Parnasimautik consultations, based on Plan Nunavik and the other identified sectors, in order to identify the elements of a comprehensive vision of regional development according to Inuit culture, identity, language and traditional way of life so as to protect them now and enhance them for the future, and to protect the environment. In the fall of 2012, presentations were delivered to regional organizations and, over the course of 2013, three-day workshops were organized in every Nunavik community and sessions were held for Inuit living in Chisasibi and Montreal. An information session was also held in Kawawachikamach.

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Quarterly Update: January 2014

Keeping Nunavimmiut up to date on the work of the S.2 M.2.

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December update: Nunivaat - Nunavik Statistics Program

RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

Nunavik Price Monitoring Project – The report entitled Consumer Prices Monitoring in Nunavik, 2011-2013 was presented to the KRG Council in November. In brief, the report notes that, while the prices of fresh perishable food products have decreased since the implementation of Nutrition North Canada, the prices of other categories of subsidized products and products that used to be subsidized under the Food Mail Program have increased. The full report can be obtained at www.nunivaat.org under the heading Publications.

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New survey to better understand how Nunavik residents use computers for work and home applications

January 27 2014, Kuujjuaq, Québec - S.2 M.2 (KRG) has received a proposal to create an Inuktitut Operating System for people to install on their computers. KRG has commissioned Nordicity – a leading ICT consultancy - to provide an assessment of the potential socio-cultural impacts of that proposal for Nunavik residents. 

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Agreement on Increased Funding to Reduce the High Cost of Living in Nunavik

Québec, December 9, 2013 – The Makivik Corporation, the S.2 M.2 (KRG) and the Québec government have reached an agreement on increased funding to mitigate the effects of the high cost of living on Nunavik residents. “Over the next three years, these measures will direct more than $33 million towards reducing the cost-of-living inequities faced by Nunavimmiut”, declared Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik and KRG Chairperson Maggie Emudluk.

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New pre-feasibility study sheds light on Nunavik’s telecommunication needs.

Pre Feasibility Telecommunications Study High Capacity Network Options in Nunavik
Pre Feasibility Telecommunications Study High Capacity Network Options in Nunavik: Appendices
Erratum 1 - Pre Feasibility Telecommunications Study High Capacity Network Options in Nunavik

 

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Upcoming KRG Councils

In 2016, the KRG Council will meet on the following dates:

  • February 22 - 25 in Kuujjuaq
  • May 30 - June 2 in Quaqtaq
  • September 12 -15 in Kuujjuaq
  • November 28 - December 1 in Kuujjuaq

 

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