RLDD Ivujivik Think Tank
On January 16 and 17, 2018, KRG Regional and Local Development Department will hold a Think Tank workshop on the Ivujivik Commercial Social Economy Project. For the occasion, Nunavik and Ivujivik business, social, and governmental participants will identify new commercial opportunities for Ivujivik. To attend the event, please contact the Mayor of Ivujivik, Ms. Mary Alaku at 819-922-9940.
Qalingo Angutigirk has been honored by the Government of Quebec
Qalingo Angutigirk, the former Mayor of Salluit, was awarded Quebec's senior tribute award- Quebec's Prix Hommage Ainés. On November 22, M. Angutigirk was honored in recognition for his community involvement. He received his prize from Quebec’s minister responsible for seniors, Ms. Francine Charbonneau.
The Consul General of the United States in Quebec City visited Kuujjuaq
The Consul General of the United States in Quebec City, Mrs. Allison Areias-Vogel, visited Kuujjuaq and met various representatives from the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and other organizations on November 15 to 17, 2017.
Press Release: KRG Sustainable Employment Department Celebrated 25th Anniversary with Mapping the Way Symposium
Kuujjuaq, November 17, 2017 –The Sustainable Employment Department of the Kativik Regional Department (KRG) held the Mapping the Way Symposium in Kuujjuaq to celebrate its 25th anniversary, from November 15th to 17th. For the occasion, over 100 participants from the KRG, various organizations of the region, as well as both federal and provincial governments attended the presentations and workshops on topics such as equitability, construction, social economy and human resources.
Press Release: Inauguration of Parc national Tursujuq
Kuujjuaq, Québec, November 1, 2017 – Parc national Tursujuq was inaugurated during a ceremony organized on October 27 at the park visitor pavilion in Umiujaq. In attendance were the Chairperson of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), Jennifer Munick, Québec Premier Philippe Couillard, the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks and Minister responsible for the Abitibi–Témiscamingue Region and the Nord-du-Québec Region, Luc Blanchette, the Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, the MNA for Ungava, Jean Boucher, and the Mayor of the Northern Village of Umiujaq, Jack Niviaxie. Tursujuq is Nunavik’s fourth national park. Covering 26,107 km2, it is also Québec’s largest.