QIA General Meeting of Member and Board Meetings Conclude
Nunavut, October 6, 2023 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) concluded their General Meeting of Members and Board of Directors Meetings today. There were several resolutions passed this week, including:
Approval to extend the Qikiqtani Qimuksiqtiit Project into a full-time support program for Qikiqtani dog team owners and to increase funding from $3000 to $3500 per applicant.
Approval to authorize Nunavut Sivumut funding of $852, 151 to Kakivak Association to support Inuit owned businesses and to increase economic development activities that support Qikiqtani Inuit.
Approval to begin work on the disbursement of $152 million to create affordable housing units in each Qikiqtani community.
Approval to continued focus for programs related to Cultural Activities, Early Childhood Support, Essential Learning and Inuit wellness.
An Agreement-in-Principal was also signed with the Government of Canada and philanthropic organizations on Thursday, signifying a single, comprehensive, and holistic set of mutually agreed closing conditions that must be met to finalize and sign a Qikiqtani Project Finance for Permanence final agreement.
The QIA membership also appointed Matthew Alainga and Anne Curley to serve on the Qikiqtaaluk Board for 3 years, Michael Qappik was selected to be on the Kakivak Association Board and Parniga Akeeagok’s term on the Kakivak Board was extended to June 2025. Lena Duggan was also seleted to sit on the Nunavut Impact Review Board for a three year term. Re-advertisements will take place for seats on the Qausuittuq National Park Joint Parks Management Committee, please watch out website and social media pages for updates.
For more information, please contact:
Director, Strategic Communications
Qikiqtani Inuit Association
(P) 867.975.8398 or toll-free 1.800.667.2742