Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami hopes to learn more in the coming days about how the funds outlined in the document will be allocated to Inuit specifically, as many of the investments announced yesterday were framed as general Indigenous investments.
The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Annual General Meeting took place by videoconference this week, with participants from all regions of Inuit Nunangat. The videoconference tested the bandwidth limitations of many representatives, spread across multiple time zones from Inuvik and Ulukhaktok in the west to Nain and Postville in the east.
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
We are seeking experienced economists and/or poverty reduction specialists who can support ITK and its regional partner organizations to develop appropriate measurement tools to better understand the regional impacts of poverty in Inuit Nunangat, and an economic analysis report that allows us to better understand the impacts of intervention programs like a Guaranteed Livable Income on Inuit economy and social well-being.