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ᑲᓇᑕ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᖃᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑎᐊᓐᒫᒃᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᓛᖦᖠᐅᑉ ᓄᓈᓐᓂ ᔫᓂ 14−ᒥ, ᐊᖏᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᕕᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᑕᖅᑐᐹᓗᖕᒥ (ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᖕᒥᔪᖅ Hans Island−ᒥ) ᕿᑎᑦᑎᐊᖓᒍᑦ.
ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᖅ ᐃᓂᖃᐸᓗᒃᐳᖅ ᕿᑎᐊᓂ ᓴᓐᓂᕈᑎᐅᑉ ᐃᒪᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ Lincoln ᑕᕆᐅᖓᓂ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖅᐸᓯᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᒥ, ᕿᑎᐊᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᓛᖦᖠᐅᑉ ᓄᓈᓐᓂ.
“ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᑉᐳᖅ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᓂ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑭᒡᓕᒋᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ−ᐅᓇ ᐊᖏᕈᑎ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑕᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ. ᒐᕙᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᔭᐅᕆᔭᐅᒋᕗᑦ ᑕᑯᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᖏᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᐃᖁᔨᓂᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᑕᐃᑯᖓ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓱᒪᖅᓱᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓗᒃᑖᒥ ᑕᖅᑐᐹᓗᒃ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᖓᓂ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᖕᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑎᒍᑦ, ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ, ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂᑐᖃᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᓛᖦᖠᐅᑉ ᓄᓈᓐᓂ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ P.J. ᐊᕿᐊᕈᖅ.
ᑕᐃᑲᓂᑦᑕᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐅᓪᓗᖓᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑕᑦ, ᑎᐊᓐᒫᒃᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᑲᓛᖦᖠᐅᑉ ᓄᓈᓐᓂᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᑦ ᐊᑎᓕᐅᕆᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᒃᓴᓕᐊᒥ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓄᑦ ᓴᓂᓕᕇᖕᓂᑦ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐅᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᓴᓂᓕᕇᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ, ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ NATO−ᑯᓐᓂ, EU−ᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ ᐃᓱᓕᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᖏᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᕋᓴᒥ ᐃᓵᖅᓯᓂᖓᓂ ᔪᑯᕋᐃᓐᒥ.
“ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖅ ᖃᐅᒪᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᒪᓕᒐᖓ ᒪᓕᒐᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᖕᓂᖓᓂ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒥᓚᓂ ᔫᓕ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᑕᕆᐅᑉ ᐊᑭᐊᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, “ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᐅᔾᔨᖅᓱᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓵᕆᔭᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᒥ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᑎᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᖕ−ᖃᕐᕕᐅᔪᒥ ᑎᐊᓐᒫᒃᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓴᓂᓕᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ, ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᓐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᐅᔪᒥ.”
“ᓄᑖᖑᔪᖅ ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᕗᖅ ᖃᓂᒌᒃᐸᒌᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᓛᖦᖠᐅᑉ ᓄᓈᓐᓂ ᐱᖃᖅᐸᒌᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑲᓛᖦᖠᐅᑉ ᓄᓈᓐᓂᖔᖅᑐᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᓂ.
“ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᖅᑐᐹᓗᖕᒥ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓂᒌᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᖁᑎᒋᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᒥᒃ. ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᓂᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᔪᒪᓂᖃᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑕᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᕕᓂᖅᓱᐊᕐᒥ, ᑲᓛᖦᖠᐅᑉ ᓄᓈᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒥᐅᑦ B. ᐃᒌᑦ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕐᔪᐊᖓ ᑲᓛᖦᖠᐅᑉ ᓄᓈᓐᓂ.
ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᖃᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑎᐊᓐᒫᒃᒥ ᐅᕙᙶᖅᐳᖅ 1973−ᒥ ᐊᖏᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᔪᒥ ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑐᑭᓕᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑎᒋᔪᒥ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓚᖃᕐᓇᓂ Lincoln ᑕᕆᐅᖓᓂ, ᐃᓚᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᑕᖅᑐᐹᓗᒃ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᖓᓂ, ᐅᑯᐊ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᔾᔨᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᖏᕈᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ 2012−ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒫᓐᓇ ᒫᓐᓇᒨᖓᔪᒥ, ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒥ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ.
Canada has resolved a long-standing territorial dispute with Denmark and Greenland on June 14, agreeing to split Tartupaluk (also known as Hans Island) down the middle.
The Arctic island is located roughly between Baffin Bay and the Lincoln Sea further North, between Nunavut and Greenland.
“Nunavut is excited about the new changes to our territory’s boundaries – this agreement is a benefit to Inuit and local communities. Our government is also encouraged to see that the agreement calls for continued access to and the freedom of movement on the entirety of Tartupaluk Island, including our hunting, fishing and other cultural, traditional, historic and future activities for the Inuit of Nunavut and Kalaallit Nunaat,” said Nunavut premier P.J. Akeeagok.
The same day Canadian, Danish and Greenlandic officials signed a joint statement on bilateral cooperation, saying they would like to pursue multilaterialism in the Arctic, foster democracy as well as continuing to cooperate with NATO, with the EU as well as continuing to try and bring an end to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“The Arctic is a beacon for international cooperation, where the rule of law prevails,” said Melanie Joly, Canadian Minster of Foreign Affairs, “As global security is being threatened, it’s more important than ever for democracies like Canada and the Kingdom of Denmark to work together alongside Indigenous peoples, to resolve our differences in accordance with international law.”
The new border marks an already close relationship Greenland has with the Inuit of Canada, according to Greenlandic officials.
“The boundary on Tartupaluk will mark the very close ties between our countries, people and culture. It will signal the beginning of a closer partnership and cooperation between us in areas of shared interest and of particular benefit to Inuit and local people living in Avanersuaq, Kalaallit Nunaat and Nunavut, Canada,” said Mute B. Egede, Prime Minister of Greenland.
The border dispute with Denmark stems from a 1973 agreement establishing a dividing line as far as, but not including the Lincoln Sea, which includes Tartupaluk Island, these new boundaries incorporated a tentative agreement from 2012 and there is now a modernized, single maritime boundary in the area.