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Premier sends thoughts to Greenland

23 June 2017 

Statement

Premier sends thoughts to Greenland

Premier Peter Taptuna released the following statement:

"I wish to extend my heartfelt sadness after last weekend’s tsunami near Nuugaatsiaq, Greenland. I remain hopeful that the damage to the region is minimal. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Greenland.

To assist in recovery, the Government of Nunavut (GN) is responding with a $25,000 donation to the Greenland Red Cross to help those directly affected.

Inuit societal values teach us to provide for family and community. The GN is pleased to help the greater Arctic community, and provide aid to those affected. Nunavut and Greenland share many important connections, including the ties of culture, language, family and friends. Nunavummiut stand with Greenland at this time; we are with you in spirit."

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Media contact:

Yasmina Pepa
Chief, Public Affairs
Office of Premier Taptuna
(867) 975-5059
ypepa@gov.nu.ca