IQALUIT, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister
of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following
statement today in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement:
"I wish to extend my congratulations to Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated President Cathy Towtongie, Premier of Nunavut Eva Aariak, and all
residents of Nunavut on the 20th anniversary of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.
This anniversary marks a major milestone in the history of Nunavut and
of Canada. Signed in 1993, the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement forever changed the map of Canada with the creation of Nunavut -
Canada's newest territory.
It is an honour to participate in Nunavut Day celebrations and to
witness the unveiling of the historic monument commissioned by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, which pays tribute to
those who negotiated the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and made Nunavut
a reality, and to those who continue to work in support of the
The people of Nunavut can be proud of the significant accomplishments
made over the past 20 years. The tremendous potential of Canada's North
is promise of a bright future for the people of Nunavut, and Canada
will continue to play its part in making that promise a reality. As
work to implement the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement continues, Canada
remains committed to working with the partners to the Agreement to
improve the implementation process, for the benefit of all the people
of Nunavut and indeed all Canadians."
You may also be interested in:
Nunavut Land Claims Agreement
Fact Sheet: Implementation of Final Agreements
This statement is also available on the Internet at www.aandc.gc.ca
SOURCE: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern
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