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Timeline of QIA’s Work on The Qikiqtani Truth Commission

Timeline of QIA’s Work on The Qikiqtani Truth Commission

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2004

QIA began receiving and recording testimonies from Inuit on the killing of qimmiit.

2005

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development hears accounts of the killing of qimmiit.

2006

The RCMP produce a report for Parliament responding to the allegations of qimmiit killing. The report contradicts and rejects Inuit accounts of this history.

2007

QIA initiates and finances a truth commission to create a more inclusive history of decisions and events that affected Inuit living in the Qikiqtani Region between 1950 and 1975. Approximately 350 people testify.

2010

The Qikiqtani Truth Commission concludes its work and retired Justice, James Igloliorte issues the Final Report: Achieving Saimaqatigiingniq, which includes 25 recommendations for action.

2013

QIA publicly releases the Qikiqtani Truth Commission reports, Final Report: Achieving Saimaqatigiingniq, Community Histories, Thematic Reports and Special Studies.

2014

QIA staff travel to each of the 13 Qikiqtani communities to share the findings of the Qikiqtani Truth Commission reports.

2019

QIA renews lobbying efforts to compel the Government to take action on the recommendations made by the Qikiqtani Truth Commission.

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