NCC’s Annual General Assembly
Our Annual General Assembly, held virtually this past weekend, was an incredible event that connected NunatuKavut Inuit and our invited guests like never before.
VIRTUAL CRAFT FAIR
It kicked off with a virtual craft fair on February 5 that showcased the amazing work of our many talented crafters, artists and artisans. We were able to purchase diverse items from jewelry to clothing to handmade wood products. This was a highly successful event that we will definitely host again!
VIRTUAL KITCHEN PARTY
We then watched an awesome collection of videos from musicians, performers and entertainers that evening at our virtual kitchen party, aired on Facebook Live. Brought to you by our NunatuKavut Wellness Initiative, it is quickly becoming one of our most viewed videos on Facebook with over 7,300 views. If you missed it live, you can scroll back through the posts on this page to watch the recording. It is well worth the watch…and stay tuned for future kitchen parties!
On February 6, over 200 participants joined us on Zoom for a variety of presentations about the business of the NunatuKavut Community Council. The day started with an opening prayer, the lighting of the Kullik and a special performance from a couple of drum dancers. Throughout the day, we shared information and had discussions on a number of topics, including our lands recognition process and Nunacor, NCC’s business development arm. There was also a special session on our fishery and a motion was unanimously approved that calls on the Government of Canada to immediately begin talks with NCC regarding fair and equitable access to its adjacent fisheries fair and equitable access to the adjacent resources in NunatuKavut.
President Russell gave an annual report titled “Stronger Through Challenge.” He talked about some of the important topics and issues that NCC is advancing, as well as our latest programming. We also had a moment of silence for those we have lost throughout the past year, which was especially difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our 2020 Nakummesuak Award recipients were announced as well.
NUNATUKAVUT INUIT AND THE DOG TEAM
We ended the day with the very special video on NunatuKavut Inuit and the Dog Team below, developed by our NunatuKavut Youth Community Engagement Project team.
Overall, we were left with an incredible sense of solidarity and anticipation about what the future holds for NCC and NunatuKavut Inuit.