‘I can’t believe this has happened,’ says Aluki Kotierk, president of Nunavut Tunngavik
“Wow.” “Hallelujah.” “This is amazing.”
When word that Clyde River had won a landmark Supreme Court case on Wednesday spread to Inuit leaders, their reactions ranged from dancing to praying.
“I’m just thinking, this was a good day,” said Aluki Kotierk, the president of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. “I can’t believe this has happened.”
The spotlight was on Clyde River alone and its impressive legal feat. As hours passed, the groups began to wonder about the implications this ruling could have on future development projects across Inuit Nunangat.