ITK has supported the commitment by the Government of Canada to co-develop legislation with Inuit, First Nations and Metis to implement the UN Declaration, and worked with the federal government to positively influence its development.
ᑖᒃᑯᑎᒎᓇᖅ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᐅᑎᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕈᑎᓂᒃ (RFP), ᕿᓂᓕᖅᓯᒪᔪᒍᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖃᖅᓂᕐᒥᒃᑎᒍᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕈᑎᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ/ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᒃᖢᓗᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᓲᓗᐊᕈᖕᓃᖅᑎᑦᓯᒋᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔨᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᒋᔭᐅᓕᕈᓐᓇᖅᓱᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ (ITK) ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᕐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖃᑎᒋᓪᓗᓂᒋᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᑎᒍᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕈᑎᐅᕙᓐᓂᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᓴᓇᕐᕈᑎᐅᓕᕋᔭᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᑎᒍᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᓕᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᐃᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᒃᖢᓗᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕋᓱᐊᕈᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐅᖅᓯᒪᓕᕋᔭᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᑎᒍᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᓕᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᓯᒪᓕᕆᐊᕈᑎᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓂᒃ ᓲᕐᓗ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᓐᓇᐅᒪᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᒋᓂᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓕᕈᔪᓂᑦ (GLI) ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕋᓱᐊᕈᑎᒋᕙᒃᑕᖏᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᒃᑐᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᖖᒋᑦᓯᐊᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᖏᑕ.
ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᒐᐅᓯᒪᓂᕐᒥᓐᓄᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᓯᒪᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᐅᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐃᒃᐸᒃᓴᖅ ᑯᐃᓐ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᖅᑎᖓᑕ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᓯᕆᔭᖏᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᑐᕌᖅᑎᑦᓱᓂᖏᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᓯᕆᔭᖏᓂᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᔭᔅᑎᓐ ᑐᕉᑑ ᑐᕌᖓᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐅᖏᓐᓇᖅᓱᑎᒃ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᑎᑕᒃᓴᖁᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ-ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖃᑎᒌᓐᓂᖏᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓛᖑᔪᓂᑦ (ICPC).
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.
This report summarizes three key outcomes of hosting the National Inuit Strategy on Research Roundtable and nine findings that emerged from discussions associated with roundtable activities.
There has never been an Inuk who has sat on any of the governing bodies of the three federal research funding agencies. This exclusion is unacceptable, writes Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.
Sound research can be an effective building block for strong public policies, programs, and initiatives that help create prosperity for Inuit. However, colonial approaches to research continue in Canada, characterized by uncoordinated and ad hoc federal research policies that circumvent Inuit governance mechanisms and marginalize Inuit from the benefits of research.
“The major concern for us is that our academic partners would use the information, and the data sets, for their own academic purposes. We didn’t ever agree to have a purely academic exercise about particular populations and their health outcomes. We did this to improve the lives of Inuit,” Natan Obed.