‘Vision of Inuit: Nunavut’s historic land use plan submitted after 16 years

IQALUIT, Nunavut-The federal and Nunavut governments, as well as a group representing Inuit in the territory, are reviewing a massive plan to formally guide where, how and when land and water can be used in Canada’s easternmost territory. The Nunavut land-use plan covers some 2.1 million square kilometres, a fifth of Canada’s land mass. It has been years in the making and has gone through four different drafts since 2007. During that time, the Nunavut Planning Commission has held hundreds of meetings, technical workshops, hearings and interviews across the territory’s 25 communities and in northern Manitoba. “We are confident the NPC has submitted a balanced, responsible and approvable 2023 land-use plan that reflects the vision of Inuit,” commission chair Andrew Nakashuk said in a statement. Sharon Ehaloak, executive director of…

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