Members of the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee (ICPC) met to discuss ongoing work related to co-development and implementation of an Inuit Nunangat Policy, as well as how the pandemic has highlighted existing economic and social inequalities, including food security and the infrastructure gap.
Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami are encouraged that work is underway with the Government of Canada toward the co-development of a National Action Plan to implement the Calls for Justice of the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).
ITK has supported the commitment by the Government of Canada to co-develop legislation with Inuit, First Nations and Metis to implement the UN Declaration, and worked with the federal government to positively influence its development.
Strengthened partnerships between all levels of government, inclusive of Inuit representational organizations, would be a significant legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that we emerge stronger, and better able to face the next one.
Natan Obed, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, told The Globe and Mail on Wednesday that the Edmonton CFL team’s name is a vestige of another time and the debate around it has been damaging to Inuit and damaging to reconciliation in the country.
Natan Obed: B.C.’s provincial UNDRIP law creates a self-reporting obligation, which has proven faulty in the Wet’suwet’en situation
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is seeking a consultant(s) to undertake an environmental scan in collaboration with the National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy (NISPS) Working Group that will help guide the development of trauma-informed care learning modules for professionals who work with Inuit students and youth.