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Inuit Nunangat policy space would be a sign of genuine reconciliation

By ITK President Natan Obed      

Acknowledging Inuit Nunangat’s unique political and cultural primacy and expertise within our existing democratic governance structure is paramount to us in the North. It would be cost-effective, efficient, and a sign of genuine reconciliation.

Inuit girls wearing the traditional amautiit, pictured in Main, Nunatsiavut. There is a space in Confederation for Inuit governance with Inuit land claim agreements as a central part of the framework of that relationship. Acknowledging Inuit Nunangat’s unique political and cultural primacy and expertise within our existing democratic governance structure is paramount to us in the North, writes Natan Obed. Photograph courtesy of ITK

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