June 4, 2019 — Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami welcomes Crystal Martin-Lapenskie as the new President of the National Inuit Youth Council. ITK President Natan Obed met with Martin-Lapenskie this morning in Ottawa. He welcomed her to her new role and offered assistance and encouragement.
The NIYC president serves as the national voice for Inuit youth, sitting on the ITK Board of Directors as a permanent participant and the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee as an observer. ITK serves as the secretariat for NIYC.
ITK also thanks outgoing NIYC President Ruth Kaviok for her leadership and wishes her the best as she begins a new career as a teacher in her home community of Arviat, Nunavut.