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Coopérative en vedette / ᑯᐊᐸ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑕᐅᔪᖅ / Co-op Spotlight Kangiqsualujjuaq ᖃᖓᑦᑕᔫᕌᓗᒻᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᑕᐅᓕᓚᐅᕐᓯmᔪᒍᑦ, ᐅᓐᓄᓕᕐᑎᓗᒍ. ᐊᑭᓪᓕKᓐ ᓅᒪᑦ ᖃᖓᑦᑕᔫᖅ ᓱᓇᐅᕝᕙ ᑯᐊᐸᓕᐊᕐᑎᓯᔪᓄᑦ. ᐃᓚᖓᓂ ᑐᐱᕐᒥᐅᒍᕙᓚᐅᕋᑦᑕ ᓂᕈᑐᓂᕐᐹᒥ ᐅᓐᓄᒪᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓕᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᔪᐃᑦ, ᐊᕿᒡᒋ GᖁᖏᐊᖅH ᑐᓵᔨᐅᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᔪᖅ. ᑯᐊᐸᒍᒪᒻᒪᖔᑦᑕᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᑕᒐ ᑯᐊᐸᐅᒍᒪᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᒐᑦᑕ ᑯᐊᐸᓲᒍᒐᑦᑕ !(%(ᒥ ᐁᕆᓕ @%ᒍᓕᕐᑎᓗᒍ ᐅᓪᓗᑕᓯᐅᓕᕐᑎᓗᒍ ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᕗᒍᑦ. ᑕᒐ ᓯᕗᓂᖓᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᒐᑦᓴᖃᕐᐸᓚᐅᖕᖏᒪᑦ ᑕᒫᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᑎᓕᕕᓂᐅᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᒻᒪᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᓐᓂᓗ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᕿᔪᓐᓂᒃ ᔭᓐ ᐃᕙᓐᔅ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓱᓇᓂᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕈᑎᐅᒍᓐᓇᕋᔭᕐᑐᓂᒃ. ᑕᒐ ᑌᒪᖕᖓᑦ ᑯᐊᐸᑦᑎᐅᕗᖓ ᑲᑎᖕᖓᔨᐅᕗᖓ ᓄᖅᑲᓚᐅᕐᑐᖃᑦᑕᓯᒪᑦᓱᖓ. ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑌᑦᓱᒪᓂ ᐱᐅᓯᕆᓚᐅᔪᔭᕗ5 s9 lu ᐊᔾᔨᐅᒍᓐᓀᒪᑦ, ᐅᐃᓕ ᐃᑦ©2 ᐊᑖᑕᖓ, ᑕᒥᓴ ᐃᑦᑐᖅ ᑯᐊᐸᒋᐊᕐᖓᑐᓂ ᐃᓚᐅᓪᓚᕆᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᒻᒥᔪᖅ ᒥᑕ ᒍ ᐸ ᐅ ᔮᓗᑦᓱᓂᓘᓚ ᐅ ᕐᓯᒪᒻᒪᑦ ᓚᖕᖑᐊᕋᓗᐊᕐᓱᓂ “ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕌᓘᓕᕈᒪ ᑏᑐᕈᒪᓪᓕᖃᑦᑕᕈᓐᓀᓛᖅᑯᓯ¡”, hoym7uJ6. ᓱᕕ ᒥᐊᔨ ᐋᓐᓇᓈᖅ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᑲᑎᖕᖓᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᓱᕕ ᒥᐊᔨ, ᐊᑖᑕᓕᕕᓂᖅ ᓵᓐᑐ ᐋᓐᓇᓈᒥᒃ ᐊᓈᓇᖃᕐᓱᓂ ᒪᑭ ᓲᓯ ᐊᓐᓇᓈᒥᒃ @(ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᕿᑐᕐᖔᐱᖃᕐᓱᓂ. ᐱᕈᕐᓴᓂᕐᒥᓂ ᐊᑖᑕᖓ ᓵᓐᑎ ᑲᒪᔨᒻᒪᕆᐅᕙᓚᐅᕐᑐᖅ ᑯᐊᐸᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓱᕕ ᒥᐊᔨ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᑎᐅᖃᑦᑕᓯᒪᒋᕗᖅ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᓂᐊᑎᑦᓯᔨᐅᑦᓱᓂ ᑲᒪᔨᒻᒪᕆᒧᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᑎᐅᖃᑦᑕᓯᒪᑦᓱᓂ, @))$tr5hA. @))^u vmp7mEsym7uhi bZ fxXs2 wlxi WNhx3ymic3S6, xyxi WNhZ3ᑖᓯᒪᔪᖅ. @)!@u vt1zp1ag[i6 iDx3bshi, wvJ3yic3gE5yyx3g6 vq3hxl0Jxusi4 fxX8iuA5 W?9odtᑖᖃᑦᑕDᓐᓇᐸᒻᒪᑕ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ, ᑖᒃᓰᔭᕐᓂᒥᒍᑦ ᑯᐊᐸᒥᓄᑦ ᓇᓕᑮᓪᓖᒍᑎᐅᓲᒍᒻᒪᑕ, ᐃᓄᒡᒍᑎ5nᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᒧᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓯᓱᓂ ᐃᓄᓐᓂᒃ ᒪᑭᑉᐸᓕᐊᓐᓂᖓᓄᓗ Un inuksuk donnant sur le village de Kangiqsualujjuaq village of Kangiqsualujjuaq vq3hxl4Jxᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᒥᑕ. ᐃᓄᓐᓂᓗ ᐱᓇᓱᒐᖃᕐᑎᓯᑦᓱᓂ. fxXz wMsJdtui4 WA0picᓲᒍᕗᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᐃᓂᒃ, ᓂᐊᕕᕐᓂᐊᕕᓕᒃ, ᓯᓂᒃᑕᕕᖃᕐᓱᓂᓗ @))#u nN/[i3u4, ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᑯᕕᓕᕆᒍᔾᔭᐅᕕᖃᕐᓱᑎᓗ ᑏᔭᕐᑎᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᔫᓄᑦ ᖃᒧᑎᑲᓪᓚᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᕕᐅᒍᓐᓇᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᓪᓗᐊᓗᖃᓕᕐᒥᓱᑎᒃ. ᐊᖏᓕᕙᓪᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᓚᖓᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᑐᖅ. ᐅᑉᐱᕆᔭᖃᑦᓯᐊᑐᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᑎᒥᑕ ᑐᖕᖓᓇᑦᓯᐊᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᒫᒃ ᑐᖕᖓᓇᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᓄᑦᓯᐊᒍᓂᖅ ᐅᐸᑦᑕᐅᓕᐅᒥᔮᕐᓇᑑᒻᒪᑦ. ᑌᒫᑕᒐ ᑲᑎᖕᖓᔨᐅᑦᓱᑎᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᑏᖏᓐᓇᓲᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᑎᒥᒃ ᑐᖕᖓᓇᑦᓯᐊᖁᔨᑦᓱᑎᒃ ᐃᑎᕐᑐᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᑯᐊᐸᒥᓄᑦ. The Kangiqsualujjuaq Cooperative Association is spoken of as being the very first cooperative that was created in Nunavik. Its story will be told here in the point of view of two people directly involved at its very beginning, Willie Etok and Bobby Baron, as well as a third and young Sophie Mary Annanack who has been involved with their cooperative since a young age. Willie Etok Willie Etok was a young man of 20 when the coop was first established as he worked in all aspects of its early operations. Today he is 74 years old and recalls all the hard work it took to start up their cooperative. He recalls the first meeting that took place to decide on having a cooperative and when the decision had been made he tells us: I was at the age where I could go out on the land in search of the animals to feed my family, and that was when our cooperative began. The first activity we would do was ᐃᓄᒃᓱᒃ ᑲᖏᕐᓱᐊᓗᔾᔪᐊᒥ An inuksuk overlooks the Willie Etok ᐅᐃᓕ ᐃᑦᑐᖅ something that had never been done before. When the days grew longer, near springtime, a group of us able men left inland from Kangiqsualujjuaq. We knew we would be going home only in the summer and though we had some fear we went ahead and stayed a time up there. We were gone to cut wood. There was a qallunaaq with us who had arrived by plane. And the plan was for all the wood we had cut to flow down the river while we followed. The work also entailed tying them together so they would float and be carried down the river. We had built a couple of boats with motors that the airplane had flown in, so off we went with the wood. However when we arrived at the falls known as Kangniit, the wood got loose, breaking into pieces and going all over the place. We would follow the floating wood everyday, taking care and retying them in the water when necessary. Finally, we arrived to the sea after having flowed along the river Kuururjuaq. Willie Emudluk was with us and was our leader. We still had a ways to go as we had not yet arrived to our destination, and there was a point that we call Akilisikallak we had still to go around. Akilisikallak was a point all travellers passed through as they travelled to the trading post of the area back then. We reached a landing area where the wood could b