Spotlight on Nunavik with the launch of the “Northern Inspiration” contest!
CPAWS Québec and its partners, the Kativik Regional Government (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!
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 Kativik Regional Government (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.>
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 Kativik Regional Government (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.>
Press Release: Improved Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living
Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 1, 2014 – The Kativik Regional Government (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.”