Saturviit women’s conference was held in Kangirsuk on March 27-31 2017. Fifty four persons attended the meeting, including 4 Saturviit’s board members, 3 staffs, 8 speakers, 30 women subsidized by Saturviit, and many invitees. They came from all Nunavik communities and from the South. The event included three days of sessions. Carmen Rock and Myriam Labbé, two Innu women from Uashat mak Mani-Utenam, came to talk about the housing situation in their community. Aileen McKinnon presented the Saqijuq project to the participants. Louisa Kulula, an elder from Quaqtaq, and Leah Kudluk, an elder from Kangirsuk, facilitated a workshop on parenting. Lizzie Aloupa, from KRPF, held a session on family violence. Ellasie Annanack organized a session on family houses along with other board members of the Qarmaapik family house in Kangiqsualujjuaq. Saturviit presented its activity report during the event. The whole conference was broadcasted live on the regional radio. A feast to celebrate Saturviit’s 10th anniversary was offered at the end of the conference and honour was given to Lolly Annahatak for her inspirational work and commitment. During the conference, two resolutions were passed toward the need to have shelters for women in Nunavik and concerning the serious housing issues in the region. For the organization of this event, Saturviit received funding from Ungaluk, KRG Economic development department, the NRBHSS, the research project Habiter le Nord québécois, AANDC and SAA.
Final Program Schedules (English and Inuktitut)