December 13, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario
Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, co-chaired the Inuit Crown Partnership Committee (ICPC) meeting held both virtually and at the Shaw Convention Centre. The meeting gave space to Inuit leaders from national organizations and from each of the four land claim organizations, as well as federal Ministers to engage on the issues that are affecting Inuit Nunangat.
A key focus of the discussions was on continuing work on co-development of the Inuit Nunangat Policy, while also addressing the social and economic inequities across Inuit Nunangat.
The Government of Canada and Inuit leaders will also continue important work together on the National Action Plan, Inuit Action Plan and the Federal Pathway to address the tragedy of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.
Other participants at today’s meeting included:
- Duane Smith, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
- Aluki Kotierk, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
- Pita Aatami, Makivik Corporation
- Johannes Lampe, Nunatsiavut Government
- Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Inuit Circumpolar Council
- Rebecca Kudloo, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada
- Brian Pottle, National Inuit Youth Council
- The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs
- The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
- The Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board of Canada
- The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice
- The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada
- The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport
“Today we connected with Inuit partners on important shared priorities and discussed mutual goals for the future. I look forward to working in collaboration and continued partnership with Inuit leaders to address your priorities and make changes that will have lasting impact across Inuit Nunangat.”
The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations
“I was delighted to co-chair this first ICPC meeting of the new Parliamentary session with my new co-chair, Marc Miller, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations. This meeting was also the first opportunity for Inuit leadership and federal ministers to gather together in person in nearly two years. Today’s meeting renews our mandate to work together to create prosperity for Inuit in Canada. We had productive discussions regarding implementation of the 2021 Federal Budget and Inuit priorities for Budget 2022, and our shared commitment to address social and economic inequities in Inuit communities through renewed investment and implementation of an Inuit Nunangat policy.”
Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
In-person attendees, from left: Makivik Corporation President Pita Aatami, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporation President Aluki Kotierk, Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe, Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal, Fisheries and Oceans Minister Joyce Murray, Treasury Board President Mona Fortier, Justice Minister David Lametti, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Chair Duane Smith, National Inuit Youth Council President Brian Pottle and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed. (ICC Canada President Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Pauktuutit President Rebecca Kudloo, Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu and Transport Minister Omar Alghabra attended virtually.)