PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
DATE ISSUED: April 3, 2018
Re.: QIA/Baffinland Celebrate Q-STEP graduates with feast and hold the Mary River Annual Project Review Forum in Hall Beach
DATE OF EVENT: April 17 & 18, 2018
LOCATION: Community Hall, Hall Beach
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and Baffinland Iron Mines will be hosting the Mary River mine’s Annual Project Review Forum in Hall Beach on April 17 and 18 at the community hall.
The Project Review will be an opportunity to discuss the effects of the Mary River Mine on the impacted communities. The Qikiqtani Community Directors and selected Elders and youths from Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Hall Beach, Igloolik, and Pond Inlet will be delegates at the meeting.
This year’s forum will also include a community feast and information Session for the Qikiqtani Skills and Training for Employment Partnership (Q-STEP) and QIA’s Inuit Labour Pool Database – Tuttarvik.
The event will be an opportunity to recognize QSTEP participants from Hall Beach, celebrate the partnerships that make the program possible, and introduce the program to more Inuit.
The Qikiqtani Skills and Training for Employment Partnership (Q-STEP), is designed to meet the employment needs of Inuit. This program boosts skills development across Qikiqtani, with a focus on training in the mining sector, for a four-year period ending on March 2021.
This QIA led project is possible through the Government of Canada’s Skills and Partnership Fund with assistance from Baffinland Iron Mines, Kakivak Association and the Government of Nunavut.
In conjunction with Q-STEP, QIA has also launched an Inuit Labour Pool Database called Tuttarvik. The database is used to promote training opportunities to Inuit and to assist employers identify qualified Inuit candidates for employment and training opportunities.
The community delegates include:
Levi Barnabas QIA Community Director/Chair IIBA
Tommy Tatatuapik Elder Representative
Robyn Qaunaq Youth Representative
Inutiq Iqaqrialu QIA Community Director
Ootovah Audlakiak Elder Representative
Patrick Palituq Youth Representative
Abraham Qammaniq QIA Community Director
Ammie Ham Kipsigak Elder Representative
Elizabeth Arnadjuak Youth Representative
Johnny Malaiya Kublu QIA Community Director
Natalino Piugattuk Elder Representative
Corianna Manitok Youth Representative
David Curley QIA Community Director
Sam Omik Sr. Elder Representative
Elizabeth Quasa Youth Representative
For more information, please contact:
Sima Sahar Zerehi
Director of Communications
Qikiqtani Inuit Association
Toll free: 1.800.667.2742