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The Canadian Studies Center is pleased to welcome Pita Aatami, President, Makivik Corporation, to the University of Washington and Seattle

January 31, 2010

with Pita Aatami,

President, Makivik Corporation

Nunavik, Québec

7:30 PM, Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Kane Hall, Room 210
University of Washington, Seattle

Free and Open to the Public

Reception to Follow

In 2007, Pita Aatami, on behalf of the Inuit of Nunavik, signed an agreement for the creation of the Nunavik Regional Government with the Québec and Canadian governments. Mr. Aatami, who has served as president of the Makivik Corporation for ten years, will describe how the Inuit of Nunavik have gone from igloos to the internet and self-governance in barely a generation.

Pita Aatami has a record of outstanding achievement, dedication and commitment to the Inuit of Nunavik, to the Inuit of Canada, and to his country. Mr. Aatami has played a key role in bringing the Inuit of Nunavik to the modern world. One of his most important strengths is that he is a visionary; he has a vision of where the Nunavimmiut, as a group, should go.

This lecture is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest National Resource Center for the Study of Canada (Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington (UW) and the Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University); UW American Indian Studies; and the UW Native America Law Center.
This lecture is supported by funding from a Title VI grant, US Department of Education, Office of International Education and Graduate Program Services and from a Program Enhancement Grant, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. This event is part of the UW-Nunavik partnership and Circumpolar Project Initiative.

Information about the Business Breakfast (February 10)

“Economic Opportunity in the Arctic: An Overview of the Makivik Corporation of the Inuit of Nunavik Canada”
Website (RSVP Required)

More Information and Related Links

More about the Makivik Corporation

More about the Nunavik Regional Government

More about the Inuit in Canada

Article – “Inuit chip in on Haitian relief” (Globe and Mail, January 15)

The Makivik Corporation

The Nunavik Inuit

The Nunavik Inuit (French)

Location of Kane Hall

Parking Information

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