MAKIVIK CORPORATION SHOCKED AT LEAF RIVER CARIBOU HERD POPULATION RESULTS: CALL ON QUEBEC TO STOP THE SPORTS HUNT
MAKIVIK CORPORATION SHOCKED AT
LEAF RIVER CARIBOU HERD POPULATION RESULTS: CALL ON QUEBEC TO STOP THE SPORTS HUNT
On behalf of Nunavik Inuit Makivik Corporation expresses deep concern over the staggering decline of caribou in the Leaf River Herd in Northern Quebec (Nunavik) and call on Quebec to stop the sports hunt. Since the last survey in 2011, which yielded an estimate of 430,000 caribou, 2016 results suggest a population of 199,000, a drop of over 50% in five years. George River caribou, which once numbered over 760,000 caribou, were estimated at 8,900 individuals in a 2015 aerial survey.
Makivik Executive Vice-president Adamie Delisle Alaku and member to the Hunting Fishing and Trapping Coordinating Committee (HFTCC) stated, “Caribou are a mainstay of our traditional diet. Caribou cannot be replaced by nutritionally poorer quality food equivalents imported from the south and sold at exorbitant prices in Nunavik.
This is not a matter of entertainment to see who gets the biggest double-shovel antler trophy head in a sport hunt, it’s a matter of food security for my people, entrenched through the right to harvest and guaranteed harvest levels established through the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement.”
NOTICE TO ALL INUIT BENEFICIARIES:
This is to inform the public of Nunavik that the Call for Nominations was closed as of 5:00 pm on December 1, 2016 for the positions of Vice President, Resource Development; and for the position of Treasurer.
AS THE SOLE CANDIDATE HAVING PRESENTED HIS NOMINATION FOR THE 2017 UNIVERSAL ELECTION FOR VICE PRESIDENT, RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT OF MAKIVIK CORPORATION, THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATE HAS BEEN THEREFORE ELECTED BY ACCLAMATION:
Adamie Delisle Alaku
THE CANDIDATES FOR THE 2017 UNIVERSAL ELECTION FOR TREASURER OF MAKIVIK CORPORATION ARE:
The Election date for the aforementioned offices for Makivik Corporation is scheduled on Thursday, January 19, 2017.
The Polling hours on ELECTION DAY will open at 10:00 a.m. and will close at 6:00 p.m.