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QIA announces fees for tourism operators accessing Inuit-owned land – Nunatsiaq News

11 October, 2019

Fees come into effect immediately

Commercial tourism operators now have to pay fees to access Inuit-owned land in the Qikiqtani region, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association announced during its annual general meeting in Iqaluit on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

The Qikiqtani region receives the most cruise ship visits of any region in Nunavut.

Pond Inlet received 17 cruise ships this year, while Iqaluit received four.

“Inuit in Qikiqtani communities have expressed concern regarding the increased amount of commercial tourism activities in the region, particularly cruise ships. QIA put in place these tourism operation fees to generate direct benefits for Inuit in communities impacted by tourism,” P.J. Akeeagok, QIA’s president, said in a news release.

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