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.
ᐊᑭᑐᓗᐊᖖᒋᑦᑐᓂᒃ, ᖁᓚᕐᓇᖅᑑᓇᑎᒃᓗ ᓱᒃᑲᓕᑦᓯᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑰᕈᑎᑕᖃᓕᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖓ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᐱᑕᖃᓕᕆᐊᖃᓪᓚᕆᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᓕᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕈᑎᒋᔭᐅᕙᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᒋᔭᐅᒻᒥᔪᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᓯᓂᐅᕙᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕈᑎᐅᕙᒃᓱᑎᒃ.
ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒫᔅᑐᕐᑳᕐᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖁᑎᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᓯᔨᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᓕᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᖅᕕᖕᒥᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᓯᓯᒪᓕᕋᔭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ
This program focuses on climate-driven changes to the terrestrial, coastal and near-shore marine environments in Inuit Nunangat, and associated impacts on Inuit community health and well-being.
ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂᕐᒥᐅᓕᒫᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓄᖏᑦ ᕿᒃᓵᖃᑎᖃᓕᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᓄᑖᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᕿᒃᓵᕈᑎᖃᓕᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᑕ ᐃᖅᑭᓖᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓪᓚᖑᔪᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒥᖓ ᓈᒻᒪᖖᒋᓪᓚᕆᓗᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᓗᐊᒻᒪᕆᒃᑑᓪᓗᓂ ᑕᑯᕋᓐᓂᖖᒋᑦᑐᑎᒍᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᔭᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ.
Today, we are announcing that a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in support of the United Kingdom-Canada Inuit Nunangat and Arctic Region Research Programme was signed by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
ᐅᖓᑖᓃᑦᑐᓂᑦ 113,900 ᑮᓇᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᑐᐊᑦ, 563,000 ᖃᐅᔨᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᓪᓚᕈᑏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ 438ᓂᑦ ᐊᖏᓂᓕᒻᒥᒃ ᑲᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᒪᓕᓐᓂᑦ ᐅᐊᓴᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᓇᔅᓯᐅᔾᔨᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᒋᑦ ᓴᐳᑎᓯᒪᒍᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᓂᒪᓇᖅᑐᖅᑕᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ, ᓄᓇᕕᒻᒥ, ᐃᓄᕕᐊᓗᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕗᒻᒥ.
ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ (ITK) ᖁᔭᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᖓᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᑕᑕᖅᓯᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑭᐅᓯᒪᓕᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᓯᒪᓕᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᖏᓂᒃ ᑐᒡᓕᕆᔭᖓᓂᒃ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓇᖅ-19-ᒥᑦ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᓕᒫᒥ ᐊᒃᑐᒐᐅᓯᒪᓕᕐᓂᖓᓐᓂᒃ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᒋᔭᖏᑦ ᐱᓗᐊᒻᒪᕆᒃᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᕈᑎᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖏᓐᓄᑦ.
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.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami hopes to learn more in the coming days about how the funds outlined in the document will be allocated to Inuit specifically, as many of the investments announced yesterday were framed as general Indigenous investments.