Tallurutiup Imanga Inuit Impact And Benefit Agreement

The new national marine reserve will be jointly managed by Parks Canada and Inuit as part of the agreement. An Inuit Advisory Board will be established to lead Tallurutiup Imanga. Ottawa will also invest $190 million across the region to support new infrastructure, such as small craft ports and employment opportunities, including an Inuit management program, for Nunavut`s five municipalities located on the national park boundary. and whereas, in accordance with Section 8.4.4 of the Nunavut Agreement, the parties approved issues relating to the Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Reserve that could reasonably give an advantage or would have a negative effect on Inuit, on a non-local, regional or local basis; QIA will hold town hall meetings in Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Grise Fiord, Pond Inlet and Resolute Bay. At the meetings, QIA employees will exchange information on the negotiated Inuit Performance Agreement and more than $250 million in negotiated services for Inuit. And whereas Inuit should benefit from the social, cultural and economic opportunities that arise from the creation and management of the Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area, including employment; This agreement is reached on the effective date. In between: the Inuit of the Qikiqtani region, represented by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association below, and Her Majesty the Queen represented in Canadian law by: the Minister of Environment and Climate Change for the Parks Canada Agency, canada`s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Minister of Transport, “Canada” , are warming about three times as much as the global average. and we are taking action to protect the marine and coastal areas of the High Arctic. This is a real step forward for Nunavut, for Canada and for the Inuit communities that depend every day on these coasts and waters. Measures are being taken to protect marine and coastal areas in the Far Arctic. This is a real step forward for Nunavut, Canada and the Inuit communities that depend on it.

“This community tour will allow QIA to share news of these achievements with Inuit in the communities concerned and discuss the next steps in making these investments.” “We are very pleased to celebrate the protection of this spectacular marine ecosystem in a way that will benefit Inuit and all Canadians for future generations,” said Christopher Debicki, Vice President of Policy Development at Oceans North. “This is a sign of Canada`s commitment to preserving its Arctic waters, including other bio-rich regions such as North Water Polynya.” This agreement contains provisions detailing how IIBA can develop to include Tuvaijuittuq if it should be permanently protected. In addition, the Canadian government will invest in infrastructure, ports and a training centre through other federal programs to support the five municipalities of Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Grise Fiord, Pond Inlet and Resolute Bay. The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Nunavut and Parks Canada in December 2009 to begin assessing the feasibility of a national marine conservation area.