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The Inuit future – Canadian Geographic

Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, on the idea of a Inuit-Crown relationship, Canada’s Inuit homelands and the role of Inuit in the world

In late August 2017, Natan Obed, president of the national Inuit representational organization Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, joined Catherine McKenna, the minister of environment and climate change, on her visit to the Nunatsiavut region of northern Labrador and Torngat Mountains National Park. Obed, who grew up in Nain, the administrative capital of the Labrador Inuit region, helped tour the minister around the area, showing her signs of climate change and explaining the success of the park’s cooperative management board, representatives of which claim is the country’s only such all-Indigenous body. Canadian Geographic was invited to join the tour and conducted the following interview with Obed from a rocky beach at the end of North Arm, Saglek Fiord, in the park.

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