In this episode recorded in early June 2020, we talk with Minnie Grey, Chair of ICC’s Circumpolar Inuit Health Steering Committee (CIHSC) and Executive Director of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (NRBHSS) based in northern Quebec. Minnie talks about how the Nunavik region has been managing the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020, and the role of the CIHSC in addressing Inuit health issues at the international level.
She spoke with Selma Ford, Health Coordinator at ICC Canada. (Note that at the time of release on September 1, 2020, Nunavik had seen 17 confirmed cases, all recovered, since the pandemic began.)
Across the Arctic in Canada, COVID-19 resources specific to Inuit have been collected by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) are available at the following website: https://www.itk.ca/what-we-do/covid19/
Music on this podcast is by Nelson Tagoona, Inuit throat boxing artist from Baker Lake, Nunavut. Additional narration is by Hazel Ootoowak, Project and Office Coordinator at ICC Canada.
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