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Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee endorses historic Inuit Nunangat Policy to better support Inuit self-determination

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Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and President Natan Obed of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, alongside federal Cabinet ministers and the elected Inuit leadership from the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Makivik Corporation, and the Nunatsiavut Government, endorsed the new, historic Inuit Nunangat Policy at a meeting of the Inuit Crown Partnership Committee.

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ITK Board of Directors meets in Ottawa to discuss key initiatives

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The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Board of Directors met today in Ottawa. They discussed the Quebec Court of Appeal’s February opinion on the constitutional validity of An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, and the subsequent appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. The Board directed ITK to seek intervenor status to ensure the Act is implemented in keeping with the intent of the co-development process, and the federal government’s promises to Inuit.

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$845M Federal Budget Investment in Inuit Housing a Boost for Inuit Nunangat

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“There is a housing challenge across Canada, but the Inuit housing crisis is both uniquely acute and long-standing,” said ITK President Natan Obed. “This investment is a significant step in the right direction toward improving deteriorating housing stock and relieving widespread overcrowding across Inuit Nunangat which has contributed to devastating physical, social and mental health challenges.” 

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ITK Welcomes International Decade of Indigenous Languages

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Today, on International Mother Language Day, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, National Chief RoseAnne Archibald of the Assembly of First Nations, President Natan Obed of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and President Cassidy Caron of the Métis National Council unite their voices to mark the beginning of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022–2032), declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), a key outcome of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.

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