Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

The National Representational Organization Protecting and Advancing the Rights and Interests of Inuit in Canada

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Canadian Inuit Prospering Through
Unity and Self-Determination

Who We Are

We represent Canada’s 60,000 Inuit, most of whom live in communities spread across Inuit Nunangat, our homeland in Canada.

What We Do

We produce advice, knowledge, strategies, action plans, policy tools and learning resources to protect and advance the rights and interests of Inuit in Canada.

About Inuit

An Indigenous people, we have occupied Inuit Nunangat – roughly 35% of Canada’s landmass and 50% of its coastline – since time immemorial.

Donations to ITK

Your donations help us advocate for Inuit, strengthen Inuit communities and build a Canada in which Inuit thrive.

Our communities face significant social and economic challenges around issues such as education, health, poverty and housing.

ITK is taking action to address these complex challenges through research, political advocacy, and public outreach and education.

We have made great strides but we need your help to achieve our vision of a Canada in which Inuit are prospering through unity and self-determination. Canada prospers when its most vulnerable citizens prosper. By donating today, you will play a role in advancing the critical work of building a more equitable and prosperous Canada.

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Our Board

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Natan Obed

President | ITK
Canada’s National Inuit Leader

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Nancy Karetak-Lindell

Vice-President | ITK
President and Vice-Chair | Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada)

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Duane Smith

Chair and CEO | Inuvialuit Regional Corporation

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Cathy Towtongie

President | Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated

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Jobie Tukkiapik

President | Makivik Corporation

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Johannes Lampe

President | Nunatsiavut Government

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Rebecca Kudloo

President | Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada

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Maatalii Okalik

President | National Inuit Youth Council

Latest News

Browse the News section of our site for updates on Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Inuit and our homeland, Inuit Nunangat.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and U.S. President Barack Obama take part in the North American Leaders' Summit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Announcements
June 29, 2016

National Inuit Leader Welcomes Commitments by Trudeau, Obama and Peña Nieto

National Inuit Leader Natan Obed welcomed a commitment to a sustainable, low-carbon future announced by…
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