Why is there a problem with poverty in Nunavut?
Nunavut is a territory that is facing many problems for years. The most challenging issue is poverty. The Arctic, the location of Nunavut, is going through various matters in recent years. Some of them are global warming, social and political issues. Indigenous people managed to survive in the harsh environment the Arctic is. Now, everything is different due to climate change and poverty. Natives are facing other problems. They deal with cultural loss, housing shortages, to name a few.
The region of Nunavut is coping with high unemployment rates. As a result, economic poverty represents the biggest challenge. In 2012, The Nunavut Roundtable For Poverty Reduction was formed. Nunavut Tunngavik and the Government of Nunavut did it through the Memorandum of Understanding. The roundtable created the action plan for fighting poverty. The program has priority areas such as providing access to housing, creating a food security strategy, and more.