The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Annual General Meeting took place by videoconference this week, with participants from all regions of Inuit Nunangat. The videoconference tested the bandwidth limitations of many representatives, spread across multiple time zones from Inuvik and Ulukhaktok in the west to Nain and Postville in the east.
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today’s announcement by the Board of Directors of the Edmonton Canadian Football League team to discontinue use of its outdated moniker and transition to a new, as yet undetermined name.
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.
On the anniversary of the release of the final report and 231 Calls for Justice of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) remains committed to the full implementation of the 231 Calls for Justice, including the co-development of a National Action Plan with Inuit leadership, National Indigenous Organizations, the Prime Minister, and the Government of Canada.
Under a new partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is the proud recipient of a $1 million contribution from the Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program. The funds will be used to address critical needs of Inuit students across Canada.
Una tusaratsauliangusimajuq Natan Obed−mut, Angijuqqaangat Inuit Tapiriit Kanatamikkut, pijjutiqaqsuni Puvallunnaqtuq Nuvajjuarnaq−19
ᐅᓇ ᑐᓴᕋᑦᓴᐅᓕᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓇᑖᓐ ᐆᕙᑦ−ᒧᑦ, ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᖓᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᒃᑯᑦ, ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᓱᓂ ᐳᕙᓪᓗᓐᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᕙᔾᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ−19
The following is a message from Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, related to COVID-19
During this unprecedented time, ITK would like to recognize organizations working to support Inuit living outside Inuit Nunangat for their continued efforts to ensure the safety, security and well-being of Inuit. ITK is committed to ensuring that COVID-19 response measures include all Inuit in Canada, including those living outside of the four land claims regions.