Press Release: Search for Missing Hunter in Inukjuak
Kuujjuaq, Québec, October 4, 2016 – Since Saturday September 24th, 2016 the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) is participating in a search and recovery operation with the local authorities in Inukjuak for community member Jobie Nungaq. He was reported missing during a hunting trip with three other persons on Frazier Island, southeast of Inukjuak, after the group’s canoe went adrift. In order to reach back the shore, the man made a makeshift raft out of plastic containers but it capsized while underway to his destination. The individuals accompanying Mr. Nungaq are safe and were returned to their families.
Press Release: Nunavik Cost-of-Living Reduction Measures: New Adjustment to the Gasoline Program
Kuujjuaq, Québec, September 14, 2016 – Following an agreement from the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and Makivik Corporation, the 40¢ per litre fuel subsidy for Inuit beneficiaries of the JBNQA will remain the same for this year as of September 1st, 2016. Further, as the price of gas has dropped across Canada in the past year, the fuel price set for Kuujjuaq and all Nunavik communities has lowered as of September 1st.
Press Release: Nunavik Inuit Optimistic on Housing Following Meeting with Québec Ministers
September 8, 2016 – Kuujjuaq, Québec – Nunavik Inuit leaders emerged hopeful for housing solutions following a meeting with Québec Ministers Martin Coiteux, Geoffrey Kelley and Ungava Member of the National Assembly Jean Boucher. The discussions took place on September 1, 2016 at the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) boardroom with the key Inuit leaders representing organizations working on the housing file for all Nunavik Inuit – Jobie Tukkiapik, President of Makivik Corporation; Jennifer Munick, Chairperson of the Kativik Regional Government (KRG); Lucy Kumarluk, KRG Vice-Chairperson; and Daniel Oovaut, President of the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau (KMHB). Staff for the respective Inuit organizations, and Québec delegation also attended.
Press Release: The Government takes action to improve detention and social reintegration conditions
Puvirnituq, September 2, 2016. – While visiting the Nord-du-Québec region, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Montréal region, Martin Coiteux, the Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, and the Member of the National Assembly for Ungava, Jean Boucher, met with different partners and emphasized several measures and initiatives taken by the Gouvernement du Québec on public security in Nunavik, with the aim of improving detention and social reintegration conditions in that region.
Press Release: $100 million for improvement of municipal infrastructure in the northern villages
Kuujjuaq, September 1, 2016. – While visiting the Nord-du-Québec region, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Montréal region, Martin Coiteux, the Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, and the Member of the National Assembly for Ungava, Jean Boucher, took the opportunity to announce the agreement concerning the management of the Isurruutiit Program with the Kativik Regional Government (KRG). This is the fourth phase of this program, which includes additional financial assistance of $100 million for the improvement of municipal infrastructure in northern villages.