The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision today on Indigenous self-determination represents a major victory for Inuit and the well-being of our children, youth, and families.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Métis National Council have co-authored this paper to identify how an Indigenous human rights commission and tribunal should be established and constituted based on the tools and authorities available in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act as well as in Canadian law.
In recent years, Canadians have been confronted with a tidal wave of false claims to Indigenous identity. These cases take advantage of the uncertainty many Canadians have surrounding Indigenous identity. Fraudulent claimants often change their stories over time and use aggressive measures to silence those who question them.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) was pleased that Parliament passed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act in 2021 (UNDRIP) and continues to view full and effective implementation of the rights affirmed by the UN Declaration as pivotal for ending and preventing human rights violations experienced by our people.
Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee Leaders met in Ottawa to drive progress on shared priorities for building a prosperous Inuit Nunangat
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami hosted its Board of Directors meeting September 27 in Nain, followed by its Annual General Meeting on September 28.