Prime Minister Marois in Kangiqsualujjuaq { 15 images } Created 13 Sep 2013

Quebec Prime Minister Pauline Marois was visiting the Inuit village of Kangiqsualujjuaq, in Nunavik (northern part of Quebec) and took part in a sharing feast after the official opening of the Kuururjuaq National Park, the second largest national park in the province.

It is mostly on special occasions, like a national holiday or visit from a prominent personality, that the Inuit come together for major celebrations with a traditional feast where native food is served and share between all. It is always a great honour in particular for a white person to be invited to such festivities.

Kangiqsualujjuaq is the easternmost village of Nunavik, located about 160 km to the north-east of Kuujjuaq. It is situated 25 km from Ungava Bay on the George River, nestled at the end of a cove called Akilasakalluq. The Kuururjuaq National Park is situated to the northeast of the village.

Nunavik is the northern half of the Nord-du-Québec administrative region and includes all the territory north of the 55th parallel.
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