The Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board (BQCMB) is an Aboriginal-led co-management group founded in 1982.
The Board works to conserve the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq barren-ground caribou herds for Northerners, who rely on caribou in order to feed their families, and for others who cherish the vast herds. Caribou-range communities span from northern Manitoba and northern Saskatchewan to parts of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
M.E.S. Editing and Writing Services researched, wrote, designed, printed and distributed several editions of the BQCMB's annual report, including this 2007–2008 version.
President Marion Soublière provided communication services to the BQCMB first as a subcontractor to Nortext Multimedia Inc. between 1993 and 2003, and later as the prime contractor, until 2011.
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"Meltdown: Climate change hits home," Inuktitut magazine
Inuktitut is the magazine of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the association representing Canada's 50,000 Inuit. Most Inuit live in the Arctic, where climate change is threatening lives far more quickly than it is further south.
M.E.S. Editing and Writing Services president Marion Soublière was contracted by Ayaya Marketing and Communications to write this 750-word feature article for the Winter 2006 issue of Inuktitut magazine. Soublière met the very tight deadline of less than two weeks, interviewing experts from the Northwest Territories to Nunavik to Labrador along the way.
Soublière had earlier acted as co-ordinating editor at Inuktitut magazine, overseeing the Winter 2005 and Spring 2005 issues as the magazine underwent a complete redesign and editorial transformation.
With few media outlets in northern Canada, the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board's semi-annual newsletter, Caribou News in Brief (online at www.arctic-caribou.com), has always been warmly welcomed.
The newsletter covers the critical topic of caribou – a food staple for many families – and relays both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspectives. Key stories focus on dwindling caribou populations, uranium mining development, hunting practices and more.
M.E.S. Editing and Writing Services researched, wrote, obtained photos, laid out, printed and shipped 1,000 copies of the 16-page colour newsletter.
President Marion Soublière also managed and updated the BQCMB's website, issued press releases, produced ad campaigns and provided all other communication services that the BQCMB required.