Enlarging Our Presence in the Communities
| Date: 30/06/2018
For the first time in its history, Raglan Mine has a foothold full-time in its host communities! Indeed, Raglan Mine recently hired Anna Angutigirk, from Salluit, and Alasie Arngak, from Kangiqsujuaq, to fill the positions of community mining liaison officers; both have an office in their respective communities. The hope for our enlarging presence to contribute in strengthening our relations with our partners.
Serving as community mining liaison officers, Anna and Alasie act as official Raglan Mine representatives and key contacts to address matters and concerns from community members. They also play an important role relaying information of interest by going weekly on the local radio, for instance. They are both part of the Public Affairs, Communications and Community Engagement team.
Get to know our community mining liaison officers
Anna Angutigirk was born and raised in Salluit and is the proud mother of two young boys. Before joining Raglan Mine as community mining liaison officer in Salluit, she was a midwife and an elementary school teacher. She heard about the position through her cousin, Aida Puxley, who occupies an Inuit recruitment counsellor position in the Tamatumani team. "Aida made it so interesting that it made me want to work in this field to better Inuit relations in my community with the mining industry," says Anna.
Alasie Arngak is from Kangiqsujuaq. She likes to get involved: she is a board member of the Nunavik Board of Health and Social Services and formerly was Director of the daycare centre in Kangiqsujuaq. Alasie heard about the community mining liaison position through a Raglan Committee member, who announced it on the local radio. She rapidly decided to apply. "It really got me interested because I like busy jobs and interacting with people!" says Alasie.
Welcome to the Raglan Mine team!