Successful projects announced under new Canada-Inuit Nunangat-United Kingdom Arctic Research Program
ITK and the RCMP have developed a shared workplan to help improve the relationship between Inuit communities and police.
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.
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.
“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.”
Inuit delegates expressed sorrow and strength during a historic one-hour meeting with Pope Francis in his private office at the Vatican.
On World Tuberculosis Day 2022, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) President Natan Obed and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) President Dr. Michael J. Strong publicly renew their commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of Inuit
The President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Natan Obed, and the Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu, issued the following statement today, on World Tuberculosis Day 2022.
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.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami celebrates the decision announced this week by Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Department of National Defence, to award the $527 million North Warning System contract to Nasittuq Corporation