We are seeking experienced economists and/or poverty reduction specialists who can support ITK and its regional partner organizations to develop appropriate measurement tools to better understand the regional impacts of poverty in Inuit Nunangat, and an economic analysis report that allows us to better understand the impacts of intervention programs like a Guaranteed Livable Income on Inuit economy and social well-being.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is encouraged by commitments in yesterday’s Speech from the Throne and the national address by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau related to ongoing priorities of the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee (ICPC).
The Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan includes $305 million for a distinctions-based Indigenous Community Support Fund, which includes $45 million to address immediate needs for products and services in Inuit communities.
Strengthened partnerships between all levels of government, inclusive of Inuit representational organizations, would be a significant legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that we emerge stronger, and better able to face the next one.
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.