|Nunavut has a population of about 33,000 people, spread out over 25 communities. The biggest is the capital with about 6,800 people; the smallest is tiny Grise Fiord on Ellesmere Island with 148 people. (Government of Nunavut)|
By Sara Frizzell, CBC News Posted: Mar 25, 2017 12:10 PM CT
The federal budget tabled on Wednesday, includes $83.8 million over five years beginning in 2018 to integrate traditional knowledge into understanding climate change.The budget proposal commits to improving Indigenous communities' resilience to climate change with northern infrastructure investment, especially in communities at risk of flooding. Kiguktak says she's seen "rapid change" with tides rising every year. For the first time, the hamlet's water supply — which runs off from a glacier — was brown. "Aujuittuq, that's the name of our community, meaning the glacier or the ice cap never thaws, but it's thawed," she said, noting that the glacier is no longer visible from town, where she used to be able to see it on top of the mountain. Kiguktak has been a resident of Grise Fiord since her family moved from Pangnirtung in 1966 when she was two years old. he community was founded in the 1950s when the Government of Canada relocated Inuit from Northern Quebec and Pond Inlet to the high Arctic.