Nunavut can celebrate many proud achievements in the past fifteen years: a trail-blazing Inuit Language Protection Act, the first of its kind in Canadian history; a wildlife legislation that fully embraces Inuit/Aboriginal traditional knowledge, another first in Canada; an Education Act that promises a bilingual education for its future generations; and the ground breaking of a new airport in the Territory’s capital, one of the largest government infrastructure projects north of 60 in decades, just to name a few. On the other hand, it has been said that Nunavut is at a crossroads, facing many serious political, social and economic challenges that include, for example, serious infrastructure deficit, severe housing shortages, an unsustainable level of poverty and food insecurity, the highest suicide rate in the country, the lowest high school graduation rate in Canada, and the potential loss of Inuit languages and traditions. Nunavut has to choose its path. Will Nunavut be able to choose its path wisely so as to guide itself to success and prosperity?
You will hear from a faculty of experts including elected leaders, top officials, advisors and lawyers from governments and Inuit organizations as well as leading academics and researchers.
To read more and register, visit the conference website.