Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Year Of The Inuit

It was with great interest that I read about Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Mary Simon's aims to create greater awareness of Inuit issues now that 2010 has been declared the Year of the Inuit. And why should 2010 be declared the Year of the Inuit? Because Southern consciousness of Canada's North must be broadened beyond issues regarding the construction of pipelines, tales of lost explorers, resources development, fights over the Northwest Passage and issues involving sovereignty. True, these issues are important (the last 3 especially so in recent years) but if you don't have a true North strong and free in terms of its human resources and capital then you don't have much.