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.
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.
ITK is calling for air transportation to be designated an essential service in Inuit Nunangat for the duration of the COVID-19 response. In winter and spring, airline travel routes are lifelines, the equivalent to roads and railways in southern Canada. They are the sole entry points for food, medicine and other essential supplies in all but two of 51 Inuit communities, and a critical means of travel for patients requiring advanced medical treatment.
The Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan includes $305 million for a distinctions-based Indigenous Community Support Fund, which includes $45 million to address immediate needs for products and services in Inuit communities.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Natan Obed, Cabinet ministers, and the elected Inuit leadership of Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Makivik Corporation, and Nunatsiavut Government gathered today for a meeting of the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee.
December 12, 2019, Ottawa, Ontario – The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Board of Directors met this week in Ottawa and advanced…
December 6, 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia – Members of the ArcticNet Inuit Advisory Committee presented the 2019 Inuit Recognition Award yesterday evening…