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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Around Kivalliq, a $50,000 grant for community projects is up for grabs

Around Kivalliq

Key Takeaways:

  • The Kivalliq Inuit Association board expressed gratitude to outgoing Premier Joe Savikataaq for his efforts and expressed interest in working with the territory’s new premier and cabinet.

“I have known premier-elect (P.J.) Akeeagok for some time because we have worked together to support Inuit interests for our regions,” KIA President Kono Tattuinee said in a news release.

“I extend my heartfelt congratulations on his election as Prime Minister.” As well, I’d like to congratulate all new cabinet members, and we look forward to working with all members to advance Nunavummiut’s priorities.”

One of Tattuinee’s top priorities is moving forward with the Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link project. As a result, the Nunavut Government and the Pulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre invite community members to a show or workshop at the Singiituq complex next 7 days.

Hyper T, Nelson Tagoona, Sam Tutanuak, and others will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7. The following evening, at the same time and location, attendees will participate in a workshop to provide suggestions for what a community men’s program should look like.

The events are open to anyone over the age of 17. People with suggestions for how to improve the Rankin Inlet community should pitch their ideas to the hamlet.

The Agnico Eagle Charity Ball Benefit Program, in collaboration with the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet, is offering $50,000 to community groups to help them realize their dreams. The maximum prize available per applicant is $10,000.

Last year, only six proposals were submitted to the Hamlet office, and all of them were awarded a portion of the prize. The winning proposals supported minor hockey, the Rankin Inlet Radio Society, Christmas hampers, and other causes.

Sidney Nichol, hamlet’s community economic development officer, is a member of the committee that will be reviewing proposals. He hopes to see suggestions that will benefit young people.

Source: Nunavutnews

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