Inuit Education Session at the 19th Inuit Conference in Québec City. Naullaq Arnaquq (gouvernement du Nunavut), Louise Flaherty (Nunavut Arctic College), Sheena Kennedy (CarletonU), Francis Lévesque (UQAT), Thierry Rodon (LavalU), Fiona Walton (UPEI) and Kerri Wheatley (UPEI)
The 19th Inuit Studies Conference was held at Laval University from October 29th to November 1st, 2014. The event, held under the theme of Qaumaniq : enlightening knowledge attracted more than 250 people from Canada and beyond. The Chair was involved in the organisation of the congress: Thierry Rodon and Francis Lévesque being part of the organization committee and Caroline Boudreault-Fiset taking an active part in the organisation of the event.
Friday October 31st, Thierry Rodon did a presentation on « Serving Nunavimmiut: Public Policy Autonomy in Nunavik ». On the same day, Thierry Rodon, Mylène Riva and Jonathan Blais presented their findings on the social impacts of the Raglan Mine: « The evidence provided by the Raglan Mine and the two neighbouring Inuit communities of Salluit and Kangiqsujuaq ». Francis Lévesque also did a presentation on post-secondary education in Nunavut named « Postsecondary Education and Profesional Success for Inuit in Nunavut ». The day before, Tania Gibéryen did a presentation on state and community development. Finaly, the chair organised a session on the mines in Inuit Nunangat named «Community vs State Based Development: the Innavik Hydro-Project ».