Lancaster Sound marine conservation area can’t move forward until agreement signed with Inuit
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s negotiators say the process of creating an Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement for what will be the nation’s largest marine conservation area will be precedent-setting.
This August the federal government set the boundaries of Tallurutiup Imanga, also referred to as Lancaster Sound, covering 110,000 square kilometres. It lies at the eastern entrance of the Northwest Passage.
Sandra Inutiq, who has been hired as the chief negotiator for the QIA’s Tallurutiup Imanga Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement, is at the Canada’s Oceans: Towards 2020 conference in Toronto to talk about what Tallurutiup Imanga is, where it is and the Inuit perspective on conservation.