Kuujjuaq, Nunavik-March 25,2015– At a gathering in Kuujjuaq last night 10 individuals were given special certificates of recognition and a $1000 cheque for their solid work ethics and dedication to Nunavik’s construction industry. The Inuit workers were able to accumulate 1000 work hours in 2014 in a short construction period.
Wearing their Makivvik construction jackets, the construction workers were congratulated by Makivvik President Jobie Tukkiapik and Chair of the Kativik Regional Government Maggie Emudluk.
Although this is not the first time Nunavimmiut have attained 1000 hours in a construction season, it is the first time there has been this many. In some years that number has been zero and in other periods it has been 5 at the most.
Makivvik Construction is proud of these individuals and view them as role models for other Nunavik Inuit planning to work in the construction industry.
Listed below are the names of the recipients:
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Communications Coordinator and Media Relations
Makivvik is the development corporation mandated to manage the heritage funds of Inuit of Nunavik provided for in the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement. Makivvik’s role includes the administration and investment of these funds and the promotion of economic growth.