The Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco Donates Money to the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco is currently in Canada for a visit. Yesterday, the sovereign prince was in Iqaluit where he toured Nunatta Sunakkutaangit museum as well as took part in a nature walk at Apex Rotary Park with Ms. Okalik Eegeesiak, President of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, and Ms.  Alacie Joamie.

Today, it was announced that the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, in collaboration with Oceans North Canada, will donate money to the Qikiqtani Inuit Association to protect as well as “…support two new projects on the future of the Lancaster Sound.”

Prince Albert II noted in a press release:

“…importance of the long term viability of marine resources to Inuit and we agree that Inuit must retain a leadership role in the protection of this marine region.”

The sovereign prince is scheduled to visit the Inuit community of Kuujjuaq located in Nunavik, Quebec, this afternoon.

Sources: CBC and Nunatsiaq