ake 28 communities, spread them
over almost two million of the most formidable square kilometres
on the Earth’s surface, top it off with the daunting task of
implementing a new government, and you’ve got a recipe that would
scare off most would-be public servants. Yet this is exactly
the task facing the people of Nunavut as April 1, 1999 dawns.
For Inuit, however, a people long renowned for their adaptability,
the creation of Nunavut and the administrative government it
requires has been well conceived, and owes its roots to more
than two decades of vision and dedication.
The government of Nunavut is a public government,