Gone Fishing is a great term, often used figuratively when one is shutting down business for a while or, in my own case, taking a break from Inuit politics, policy and programs. But it’s an even better term used literally, when you can tell the office that you have actually “gone fishing” and come back with the big fish to prove it.
Many are genuinely unaware of the staggering cost of living in our communities. They are shocked to see that it costs $13 for a jug of milk or $17 for a bag of red grapes — foods that they buy for their own family every week at a much lower cost.
On this special evening we shone a spotlight on Inuit achievement, on what we can accomplish with the support of those around us. And, of course, Inuit culture is about sharing, so it was fitting that the evening presented us with an opportunity to share all that we have to offer.
As Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami marks its 40th anniversary in 2011, the Inuit political voice comes of age.