Ottawa spends $1.23 million on Arviat’s young hunters program – Nunatsiaq News

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Ottawa spends $1.23 million on Arviat’s young hunters program – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 202086 Views

“It’s a win-win-win,” says Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal

12 February 2020

Arviat’s highly praised young hunters training program will receive about $1.23 million in federal money between now and 2022, the federal government has announced.

That announcement coincides with a visit to the Kivalliq region by Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal, who travelled today to Rankin Inlet and then Arviat, where he met Premier Joe Savikataaq, who’s also the MLA for Arviat South.

“It’s an incredibly positive program because it involves young people, it involves young people partnering with elders, learning traditional ways of life, traditional hunting, traditional foods and at the same time, taking part in activities that address climate change,” Vandal told Nunatsiaq News from Rankin Inlet, where he was en route to Arviat.

The young hunters program, which started in 2012, is operated by Aqqiumavvik, the Arviat Wellness Society.

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