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Nunavut Harvesters Support Program Review Released

NR 06-08 REV ENG NHSP Review Released.pdf

(March 13, 2006 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak today announced that the Final Report on a Consultation-Based Review of the Harvester Support Programs of the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. was complete and available to Beneficiaries and other members of the public.

The report provides a review and analysis of the support provided to harvesters in Nunavut by NTI and the GN’s Department of Environment. Specifically, the report assesses current wildlife support programs and how well they meet the needs and priorities of Nunavut harvesters, and it offers a series of recommendations in light of current fiscal realities.

It is critical to Inuit harvesters that our organizations take a close look at the Nunavut Harvester Support Program so we can determine if we are effectively meeting the needs of Beneficiaries, said Ningeocheak. These assistance programs are critical to the social and economic well-being of Inuit so it is important to evaluate our actions to ensure we are able to provide assistance in the future, he said.