The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) in collaboration with Parks Canada and the Government of Nunavut is conducting meetings with five Qikiqtani communities on the interim management plan for the proposed Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA).
A team from QIA, the GN and Parks Canada will be hosting community meetings in Clyde River in July. Our team will be meeting with the Hamlets Council, Hunters and Trappers Organization, Community Land and Resources Committee, and hosting an open house for community members.
This is part of overall community meetings taking place in the five coastal communities. Meetings have already been held in Pond Inlet, Arctic Bay Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord.
These meetings are a follow-up to the Tallurutiup Imanga Feasibility Assessment Report completed in February 2017. They provide an opportunity for communities to see how their input during the consultations for the Feasibility Assessment report was used and how it influenced the outcome of the report.
Through these meetings QIA, Parks Canada and the Government of Nunavut are gathering input from community members about community issues, challenges and opportunities related to managing this proposed National Marine Conservation Area. This information will be used in the creation of the Interim Management Plan.
The Tallurutiup Imanga Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA) is scheduled to be
negotiated with Parks Canada by March 2019.
Location/date for community meeting:
Clyde River: July 4th and 5th
Wednesday, July 4, 10am – 12pm: Booth at Ilisaqsivik
Thursday, July 5, 7pm: Open House at Community Hall
These dates/times are subject to change due to weather/mechanical issues.
For more information, please contact:
Sima Sahar Zerehi,
Director of Communications,
Qikiqtani Inuit Association