Do you feel National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) should be a statutory holiday in Nunavut?
ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᖓ (ᔫᓂ 21) ᒪᓕᒐᖅᑎᒎᖓᔪᒥ ᕿᑲᕐᓂᐅᓪᓗᐊᖅᐸ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ?
“Yeah, I think it should.”
“Definitely, we deserve it.”
“For sure, yes.”
“I think so. We’re on Inuit land so it has to be.”
“ᐊᖏᕋᔭᖅᐳᖓ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓃᑉᐳᒍᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ.”
“I definitely think it should be a holiday because, (it’s) where we are exactly, it’s the land and it’s the people.”
“ᕿᑲᕐᓂᐅᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᖅ, ᑕᐃᑲᓃᓪᓚᕆᒃᑲᑦᑕ, ᓄᓇᐅᕗᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᒋᔭᐅᕗᑦ.”
“Yes. Because Indigenous peoples and the Indigenous presence is a part of the Canadian fabric, and the Indigenous peoples status as the first peoples of Canada. None of that is properly recognized.”
“ᐄ. ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᕐᓂᖓ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖕᒪᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᖓᓂ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓅᖕᒪᑕ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ. ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊᓕᒫᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᙱᒻᒪᑕ.”