From Okalik Eegeesiak, President, Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Iqaluit NU

Today film and television programming produced by Inuit and by First Nations producers is taken for granted across Canada. We have a national Aboriginal television network, native films festivals, Oscar nominees, and awards from around the world. What is not often remembered is that this entire national movement began right here in our region – and that movement was led by the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation.

“QIA facilitated access to the Inuit owned land in Iqaluit, where the concrete foundation of the Nunavut Media Arts Centre now lays ready for the building to begin. We also donated $100,000 in 2010…. I have also instructed my staff to continue to provide every assistance to IBC for the coming phases. … I am confident that our investments in IBC’s Nunavut Media Arts Centre will yield great rewards for our people.” –

Okalik Eegeesiak, President, Qikiqtani Inuit Association – August 21, 2012 – Letter of Support

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