We have welcomed the Native American Journalists Association’s offer to meet with The New York Times on the article or any other issue and in fact have already spoken with them on these issues since the publication of the story.
Our correspondent Catherine Porter spent weeks in Cape Dorset for the specific purpose of finding out and understanding what life is like for the people there. The issues that we recount came up repeatedly in the lives of the people we interviewed and profiled. They were frequently raised by members of the Cape Dorset community as significant, persistent challenges they wanted solved. The article also includes positives about Cape Dorset: the significant successes of the co-op that is a hub in the community, the local culture of sharing and the artistic achievements of the people in the story.
We look forward to continuing the conversation on these important topics with NAJA.