Tapping into a legacy

By  Darrell Greer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter  The Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) is taking its show on the road to take the next step in loosening the purse strings to the regional Inuit association’s $116-million Legacy Fund. The Legacy Fund is an account that was set up from revenue the KIA receives from resource extractions that would go towards programming throughout the Kivalliq region. The fund receives royalties from Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM), as well as monetary boosts from Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Ukkusiksalik National Park near Naujaat, any dividends Sakku Investments may have and a certain fund amount from any penalties AEM may incur from not meeting its Inuit employment targets. KIA chief operating officer Gabe Karlik said the bylaw governing the fund has to be adjusted and, in order…

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