Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami welcomes today’s announcement by the Board of Directors of the Edmonton Canadian Football League team to discontinue use of its outdated moniker and transition to a new, as yet undetermined name.
Canadian Inuit Prospering Through
Unity and Self-Determination
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.Donate Now
President | ITK
Canada’s National Inuit Leader
Vice-President | ITK
President and Vice-Chair | Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada)
Chair and CEO | Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
President | Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Charlie Watt Sr.
President | Makivik Corporation
President | Nunatsiavut Government
President | Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada
President | National Inuit Youth Council
Browse the News section of our site for updates on Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Inuit and our homeland, Inuit Nunangat.
Natan Obed, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, told The Globe and Mail on Wednesday that the Edmonton CFL team’s name is a vestige of another time and the debate around it has been damaging to Inuit and damaging to reconciliation in the country.
Members of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Board of Directors gathered by videoconference on June 26 for a regularly scheduled meeting. The board discussed progress on federal legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous and implementing the Calls to Justice of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls.