Welcoming Women of Nunavik to our Organization
Saturviit Inuit Women’s Association of Nunavik represents all Inuit women of Nunavik aged 16 and over. Saturviit strives to be the voice for Nunavik women and to represent their well-being and interests. We encourage women to take positive actions to improve their own social and economic well-being. We also advocate for programs and services that promote and support healthy women and families.
Press release from Saturviit
SATURVIIT CONGRATULATES MARY SIMON UPON HER INSTALLATION
AS CANADA’S 30TH GOVERNOR GENERAL
JULY 27, 2021 – Saturviit Inuit Women’s Association of Nunavik, a non-profit organization, congratulates Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon upon her installation as Canada’s first Indigenous and first Inuk Governor General of Canada. The ceremony, which took place yesterday in Ottawa, is an important step in Canadian history and a time of celebration for Nunavimmiut.
For Saturviit, which represents all women of Nunavik, Mary Simon’s installation is especially significant, as it recognizes the leadership role Inuit women play in our communities and the extraordinary success we can achieve, both personally and professionally. It also reinforces our commitment as an organization to supporting women across Nunavik in their efforts to pursue their individual dreams and goals.
Governor General Simon’s installation today is also a reminder that Inuit have an important role to play in Canada’s future and that our language, culture, and traditions have a place in Canadian society. We are proud that Mary Simon made her inaugural speech as Governor General in Inuktitut, as well as in English and French. Her remarks are a reminder that our voices matter and that it is important to speak up and take our rightful place in both Inuit Nunangat and the South.
Mary Simon’s appointment to this important role represents the hope of reconciliation between Canada’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Saturviit welcomes and celebrates this historic moment.
Saturviit provides support for community projects initiated by Nunavik women. Projects can include learning traditional practices or coming up with new innovative ideas, lessons, or events.
Making the well-being of women a priority leads to healthy Inuit communities.
Justice for all people in Nunavik is central to improving our quality of life.
Families and Children
Inuit women are the heart of their families and communities.
Politics and Economics
Listening to women’s voices on politics and economics provides key insight into the well-being of the whole community.
Saturviit Inuit Women’s
Association of Nunavik
2540 Ch De La Petite-Riviere
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V 8P2