Ullivik’ offers Inuit a safe place to heal in Montreal – CTV News

June 27, 2017

A new facility in Montreal is making life easier for Inuit forced to travel south for medical appointments.

The provincially-funded rest house in Dorval is called Ullivik, which is Inuktitut for “a place to stay between destinations.”

Thanks to Ullivik, Inuit patients travelling south from Nunavik no longer need to stay at places like the downtown YMCA, a noisy hostel where officials say Inuit are “preyed upon.”

Jonathan Nassak, who has been coming to Montreal times a week from the isolated region of 12,000 people, is staying at Ullivik.

Read More: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/ullivik-offers-inuit-a-safe-place-to-heal-in-montreal-1.3479300

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