Iqaluit, Nunavut regional roundtable discussion videos

Regional roundtable: Iqaluit, Nunavut (video 1)

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Introduction

The Government of Canada invited community leaders to take part in regional roundtables underway in several Arctic communities.

Participants are encouraged to share their ideas and thoughts about meeting the challenges and harnessing the opportunities in building a strong Arctic together.

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Super: Navarana Beveridge, Executive Director, Qikiqtani Inuit Association
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Nov, 2017

"We do have some solutions. We just need the enabling mechanisms do them in a way that's sustaining; that's long term."

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Super: Jeffrey Maurice, Senior Policy Advisor, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Nov, 2017

"Some of the solutions to address climate change impacts should come from – from Nunavut Inuit and from our perspective and not just conservation, but economic development as well."

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Super: Jeffrey Maurice, Senior Policy Advisor, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Nov, 2017

"Some of the solutions to address climate change impacts should come from – from Nunavut Inuit and from our perspective and not just conservation, but economic development as well."

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Super: David Ningeongan, President, Kivalliq Inuit Association
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Nov, 2017

"When are we going to start protecting our wildlife so that we have the food security for our future generation. If we do not protect it now, we are going to end up with Caribou that we can't harvest because we allowed too much development within the calving grounds."

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Super: David Kakuktinniq, President and CEO, Sakku Investments Corporation
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Nov, 2017

"We're now looking for economic sustainability and self-reliance and we have commodities that we want to ship south."

APF opening Iqaluit

Super: Hannah Uniuqsaraq, Director, Policy and Planning, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Nov, 2017

"Inuit are aware that the Arctic has great resource wealth. We are also aware that increasing global demand for Arctic minerals, hydrocarbons, and living marine resources continue to increase. We have always adapted to change and we are determined to provide for the material and cultural well-being of Inuit going into the future."

Regional roundtable: Iqaluit, Nunavut (video 2)

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Introduction

The Government of Canada invited community leaders to take part in regional roundtables underway in several Arctic communities.

Participants are encouraged to share their ideas and thoughts about meeting the challenges and harnessing the opportunities in building a strong Arctic together.

APF opening Iqaluit

Super: Hannah Uniuqsaraq, Director, Policy and Planning, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Nov, 2017

"Sometimes we need to align the technical thinking with our political will and we’ve got to find ways to find those synergies. As we mentioned, solutions are around the table – it’s a matter of putting them into action."

APF opening Iqaluit

Super: David Kakuktinniq, President and CEO, Sakku Investments Corporation
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Nov, 2017

"The doors open and we don’t need a forum like this necessarily to connect, so if you have a question or side meeting on anything, we’re happy to engage."

APF opening Iqaluit

Super: Wayne Walsh, Arctic Policy Framework Chair, Government of Canada
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Nov, 2017

"One take-away that I got today and I’m getting from all of our roundtables, it’s about the people. And so by 2030, if we want our people – our people, whether they are Inuit or First Nations or Metis or northern Canadian, we want our people in the north to be stronger we have to work together and I think you brought that energy and that positive approach to it today."

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