Successful projects announced under new Canada-Inuit Nunangat-United Kingdom Arctic Research Program
ITK and the RCMP have developed a shared workplan to help improve the relationship between Inuit communities and police.
Taanna Atuagaq atuqtuq tamakkiilimaanut gavamatuqakkut pilirivvinginnut timinginnullu,
turaarutaulluni aaqqiksimaninginnut, sanajauninginnut tunijauninginnullu tamakkiilimaat nutaat
nutaaruqtaujulluunniit gavamatuqakkut Atuaganginnut, pilirininginnut, pijittirarninginnut
pigiarutinginnullu atuqtunut Inuit Nunangani ammalu uvvaluunniit pivaallirutinut inungnut,
piqasiullugit piliriniit kikkutuinnanut Atuqtunut, ikajuutaulutiglu Inuit imminut qanuqtuurninginnut.
taanna atuagaq atuutiqaqpuq piruqsailutik ajuqsanginnirnik ikajurlugillu nunaliit atunilu
inuuttiarninginnik Inuit Nunangani tikinnasugluni inuusikkut pivaallirutitigullu iliqqusituqakkullu
nalimunnirnut Inungnut asinullu Kanatamiunut.
Reporting to a Manager within the Department of Policy Advancement, the Senior Policy Advisor will work towards promoting and improving the place of Canada’s Inuit in a number of policy areas.
Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and President Natan Obed of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, alongside federal Cabinet ministers and the elected Inuit leadership from the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Makivik Corporation, and the Nunatsiavut Government, endorsed the new, historic Inuit Nunangat Policy at a meeting of the Inuit Crown Partnership Committee.
The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Board of Directors met today in Ottawa. They discussed the Quebec Court of Appeal’s February opinion on the constitutional validity of An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, and the subsequent appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. The Board directed ITK to seek intervenor status to ensure the Act is implemented in keeping with the intent of the co-development process, and the federal government’s promises to Inuit.
“There is a housing challenge across Canada, but the Inuit housing crisis is both uniquely acute and long-standing,” said ITK President Natan Obed. “This investment is a significant step in the right direction toward improving deteriorating housing stock and relieving widespread overcrowding across Inuit Nunangat which has contributed to devastating physical, social and mental health challenges.”
Inuit delegates expressed sorrow and strength during a historic one-hour meeting with Pope Francis in his private office at the Vatican.