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The fifth and final hearing block outside of Val-d’Or for Commissioner Jacques Viens and its team

VAL-D’OR, QC, Nov. 5, 2018  – The Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress will pursue its hearings on Inuit soil this month. Two weeks of hearings are to be set on both Hudson and Ungava coasts. The Commission will be in Kuujjuaraapik, from November 12 to 16 and in Kuujjuaq from November 19 to 23.

Calendar of hearings
Week 35, Katittavik Centre, Kuujjuaraapik

Monday, November 12:

9:30-12:00 Opening Ceremony

1:45-2:45 Perty Tookalook, Citizen Witness (Police and Correctional Services)

2:45-3:45 Davidee Niviaxie, Citizen Witness

3:45-4:45 Lucy Kumarluk, Citizen Witness (Health, Police, Social and Justice Services)

Tuesday, November 13:

9:00-12:00 Me Marie-Chantal Brassard, Chief Prosecutor, Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales and Me Nathalie Samson, General Manager, Centre communautaire juridique de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue

12:00-12:45 Barbara Northrup, Citizen Witness

1:45-2:45 Siasi Kumarluk, Citizen Witness (Health Services)

2:45-3:45 Elizabeth Williams, Citizen Witness (Health Services)

3:45-4:45 Citizen Witness, closed proceeding (Youth Protection, Health and Police Services)

Wednesday, November 14:

9:00-10:00 Caroline Palliser, Citizen Witness (Police and Social Services)

10:00-11:00 Witness to be confirmed

11:00-12:00 Johnny Anautak, Citizen Witness (Justice and Correctional Services)

2:45-3:45 Leah Unaluk, Citizen Witness (Health, Correctional and Social Services)

3:45-4:45 Citizen Witness, closed proceeding (Youth Protection Services)

Thursday, November 15:

9:00-10:00 Qalingo Angutigirk, Citizen Witness (Justice, Police and Youth Protection Services)

10:00-11:00 Janice and Jobie Kasudluak, Citizen Witnesses (Health Services)

11:00-12:00 Alicie Nalukturuk, Citizen Witness

1:45-2:45 Simeonie Nalukturuk, Citizen Witness (Justice Services)

2:45-3:45 Shaomik Inukpuk, Citizen Witness (Police and Justice Services)

3:45-4:45 Julia Kumarluk, Citizen Witness (Police and Justice Services)

Friday, November 16:

9:00-10:00 Minnie’s Hope Social Pediatric Center

10:00-12:00 Martin Scott, Administrator, Tumiapiit Justice Committee of Aupaluk and Marie-Hannah Angatookalook, Justice Committee Coordinator, Tumiapiit Justice Committee of Aupaluk

1:45-2:45 Citizen Witness, closed proceeding (Youth Protection Services)

3:00-4:00 Closing Ceremony

Week 36, Katittavik Town Hall Theatre, Kuujjuaq

Monday, November 19:

9:00-11:00 Opening Ceremony

11:00-12:00 Saqijuq, Alternative justice and social regulation program

12:00-13:00 Jennifer Munick, Chairperson, Kativik Regional Government (KRG)

1:45-2:45 Mark Tassé, Citizen Witness (Youth Protection Services)

2:45-3:45 Robert Watt, Citizen Witness (Health Services)

Tuesday, November 20:

9:00-11:30 Chantal Laverdure and Martin Careau, Youth Protection Directors

11:30-1:00 Kimberly Moorhouse, Education Coordinator and Djenane Gaspard, Director of Professional Services, Inuulitsivik Midwifery

1:45-2:45 Citizen Witness, closed proceeding (Social Services)

2:45-3:45 Johnny Akpahatak, Mayor of Aupaluk

3:45-4:45 Rhoda Ezekiel, Citizen Witness (Social, Youth Protection and Justice Services)

Wednesday, November 21:

9h00-12h30 Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (NRBHSS)

1:45-2:45 Jean-Mathieu Lafleur, Citizen Witness (Police Services)

2:45-3:45 William Angutinguak and Kitty Tukkiapik, Citizen Witnesses (Police and Justice Services)

3:45-4:45 Qiallak Nappaaluk, Citizen Witness

Thursday, November 22:

9:00-12:30 Jean-Pierre Larose, Chief and Director of public security, Kativik Regional Police Force

1:45-2:45 Jeannie Nungak, Citizen Witness

2:45-3:45 Citizen Witness, closed proceeding (Youth Protection and Police Services)

3:45-4:45 Charlie Arngak, Mayor of Kangiqsujuaq

Friday, November 23:

9:00-1:45 Witness to be confirmed

1:45-2:45 Qarmaapik Family House of Kangiqsualujjuaq

2:45-4:00 Eva Deer, Citizen Witness

Hearing Process and Broadcasting

The hearings in Kuujjuaraapik and Kuujjuaq will not be webcasted live as usual due to technical and logistical considerations. An audio version of the hearings will be available on the Commission’s website within 1 to 2 working days.

Video archives of all testimonies will then be posted on the Commission’s website approximately one week after the end of the hearings.

Please note that since the calendar of hearings is subject to frequent changes, we invite you to consult the hearings section of our website on a daily basis to get the latest version:


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