Turaaqtavut is the vision of all 22 members of Nunavut’s 5th Legislative Assembly. It is the document that will guide the Government of Nunavut’s work until 2021, and one that reflects the needs and priorities of our territory.
During the course of this mandate, we mark two milestones: 2018 is the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Nunavut Agreement, and April 1, 2019 is the 20th anniversary of the creation of Nunavut. These events provide opportunities for reflection, renewed focus and optimism.
Nunavut has grown into a globally-recognized jurisdiction, and our culture, innovations, traditions and values continue to intrigue and impact people around the world.
We continue to work against our fair share of obstacles – our communities need increased infrastructure, additional health and wellness supports, and investment in economic opportunities to thrive. Nunavummiut, from infants to Elders, need long-term supports in education and care, right here in our territory. Our government will work hard to provide more efficient services, while we seek increased funding and better results in these, and other, key areas.
Nunavut is a place of great potential, resiliency and opportunity. We look to our successes - as negotiators of the largest land claim agreement in Canadian history, our increasingly representative Inuit workforce, and our strong connection to our land, language and people. We are strong. We are determined. We are at the cusp of great progress.
As Premier for the next three and a half years, I am ready to guide the priorities laid out in Turaaqtavut, and be a strong voice to advocate for Nunavut. Your government works for you, and I am proud to lead it. We are committed to transparency, open communication, shared leadership and integrity. Together, we foster the hopes and dreams of Nunavummiut, and meet the needs of all.
Premier of Nunavut
During this mandate, we will take action as a government in five priority areas:
- Working towards the well-being and self-reliance of our people and our communities through Inuusivut.
- Developing our infrastructure and economy in ways that support a positive future for our people, our communities, and our land through Pivaallirutivut.
- Providing education and training that prepares children, youth and adults for positive contributions to society and for meaningful employment through Sivummuaqpalliajjutivut.
- Strengthening Nunavut as a distinct territory in Canada and the world through Inuunivut.
- Working in partnership to advance the goals and aspirations of Nunavummiut through Katujjiqatigiinnivut.