Nunavut feels very strongly that we must cooperate and stand together with other sealing peoples of Canada, from sea to sea to sea to so that we can more effectively promote and defend sealing as a sustainable and humane use of a bountiful renewable resource.
While Canada’s sealing tradition is made up of a diverse sealing peoples and methods, we are nevertheless bound together by common principles, objectives, and markets.
For many years Nunavut has benefited from partnerships of sealing interests to create a stronger foundation for first stabilizing, then developing sealing in Nunavut as a viable industry and a lifestyle to be proud of. Nunavut sealing interests and partners have included Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Nunavut Arctic College, Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association, Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, and the Department of Environment.
In addition we have partnered with federal government departments including Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Canada’s Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Finally, Nunavut would like to acknowledge the professionalism and leadership of the Fur Institute of Canada and the Fur Council of Canada.