BLOG: Inuit Owned Land Beach Management Plan Survey Results
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) has been reaching out to Inuit of Iqaluit to better understand how you want the Inuit Owned Land Beach managed. Recently QIA issued a survey on this topic. We were happy to receive 87 responses.
The survey was open to Iqaluit Inuit to complete between March 30 and June 30, 2021. We asked for input from Inuit, looking especially to Elders, harvesters, shack owners and other stakeholders.
Of the 87 survey respondents, 76 per cent stated they were active harvesters with their main use of the beach being to access the water and sea ice.
The top priority for Inuit was a monthly clean-up of the beach. QIA is currently taking steps to actively clean up the beach.
QIA would like to thank all of those who participated in the survey. After successful completion of the survey, each participant was entered into a prize draw. Here are the winners!
1st Prize: $500 Gift Certificate to Arctic Survival – Johnny Kolola
2nd Prize: $300 Gift Certificate to Miqsuqta – Annie Nattaq
3rd Prize: Barrel of home heating fuel from Uqsuq Corporation ($200 value) – Marie Joe Akpalialuk
The responses to the survey will help guide QIA in how to manage the Inuit Owned Land and create a safe and useful beach for Inuit, Elders, hunters and generations to come.