Press release of Qikiqtani Truth Commission: Release of full set of reports
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) today announced the upcoming release of a number of reports associated with the Qikiqtani Truth Commission. These reports include community histories for each of the 13 communities in the Qikiqtaaluk Region; two special studies: Analysis of the RCMP and the Inuit Sled Dogs (2006) Report and The Official Mind of Canadian Colonialism: Government Authorities and the Qikiqtani Region 1950 to 1975; and seven thematic reports: healthcare, housing, economic development, policing, education, qimmiit, and mobility. In addition, a DVD of the QTC Final Report has been prepared for release.
These reports will be officially released as part of QIA's Annual General Meeting, at a public event that will take place on October 9, 2013 at the Parish Hall.
"It is a real honour to be part of the Executive Committee and Board and present this long-awaited work to the Inuit of Qikiqtaaluk. The afternoon’s event will mark the beginning of renewed a relationship and collaboration with governments and others to seek long-term solutions for our communities," said President Okalik Eegeesiak.
The event will commence at 1:30 PM, and will be highlighted by presentations by QIA President Okalik Eegeesiak, QIA Secretary-Treasurer Joe Attagutaluk and Honourable Leona Aglukkaq.
Speakers will be made available to media for a short period following the ceremony. Additional information about the Qikiqtani Truth Commission can be found in a Backgrounder being made available to media and the public.
Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) represents over 14,000 Inuit of the Qikiqtani (Baffin) region in a fair and democratic way. The Qikiqtani region includes 13 communities from Quttiktuq (High Arctic) down to Sanikiluaq (Belcher Island).