The document promotes a shared understanding of the legacy of Inuit Nunangat research and connects this legacy to current research practices, defines Inuit expectations for the role of research in our regions and communities, and identifies areas for participation and action between Inuit and the research community.
For far too long, researchers and research institutions have tended to be the primary beneficiaries of Inuit Nunangat research, despite the present and ongoing need for Inuit-specific data and information that can be used to shape solutions to our most pressing challenges. Furthermore, Inuit Nunangat research is too often governed, resourced, and carried out in a manner that limits Inuit participation, marginalizing Inuit from the benefits of research.
The National Inuit Strategy on Research seeks to remedy these problems. It identifies five priority areas in which coordinated action is necessary to facilitate Inuit Nunangat research that is effective, impactful, and meaningful to Inuit.
The objectives identified within each priority area are intended to be achieved between 2018-2022 through shared short-, medium-, and long-term actions undertaken by Inuit, governments, and research institutions.
ITK, as the national representative organization for Inuit, was tasked with developing the National Inuit Strategy on Research through the ITK 2016-2019 Strategy and Action Plan. The NISR was developed in coordination with the Inuit Qaujusarvingat National Committee made up of representatives of each of the voting and non-voting members of ITK’s Board of Directors.
- Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is the national representative organization for Inuit, representing 65,000 Inuit across Canada.
- 73% of Inuit live in the 51 communities in Inuit Nunangat
- Inuit Nunangat makes up about one third (1/3) of Canada’s landmass and fifty percent (50%) of Canada’s coastline
- Inuit Nunangat is made up of the four Inuit regions, Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Nunavut, Nunavik, and Nunatsiavut
- ITK’s Board of Directors is made up of the elected Leaders of the four Inuit regions as voting members. On ITK’s board are also three no-voting members: the President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada, the President of the National Inuit Youth Council, and the President of Pauktuutit, Inuit Women of Canada.
- The voting members on ITK’s Board, along with two additional delegates from each region chose the ITK President.
- Inuit means people
- Inuk means person
- Inuit Nunangat means Inuit homeland and, in this context, includes land, water and sea/ocean
- Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami means Inuit are united in Canada
ᑎᑎᖅᑲᐃᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔭᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓇᒻᒥᓂᖅ ᑕᕝᕙᙶᕐᓯᒪᔪᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᓲᒪᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒥᖓ ᑕᒫᙶᕐᓯᒪᔪᒥᒃ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᓯᐅᕙᓕᖅᑐᓄᑦ, ᓇᓗᓇᐃᕐᓯᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᐅᑉ ᓄᓇᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᕕᑦᑐᕐᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᓐᓂᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᕐᓯᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᓇᒥ ᐱᖃᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᒪᖃᑦᑕᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓇᓂ ᐃᓄᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᕕᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᓐᓂᑦ.
ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓗᐊᖅᑐᐊᓗᒃ, ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᕖᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᖃᕋᔪᔅᓯᒪᒻᒪᑕ ᐃᑲᔫᓯᐊᕐᐸᑦᑐᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᔪᓰᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᓐᓄᑦ−ᑐᕌᖓᔪᓂᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᖅᑕᖃᕆᐊᖃᕋᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᔾᔪᑎᔅᓴᖅᑕᖃᕆᐊᖃᕋᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᔅᓱᐃᒍᑕᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᐅᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᐊᔅᓱᕈᕈᑎᒋᓗᐊᙳᐊᖃᑦᑕᑕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᒪᐃᑦᑑᒐᔪᓗᐊᕐᒥᒻᒪᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓲᖑᓪᓗᓂ, ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕋᔅᓴᓂᒍᑕᐅᓲᖑᓪᓗᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᔪᓯᑎᑕᐅᓲᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᐅᓯᖃᖅᑐᑎᒃ ᑭᓪᓕᖃᖅᑎᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᓐᓂᑦ ᐱᖃᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᑦ, ᑭᓪᓕᖃᖅᑎᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᓐᓂᑦ ᐃᑲᔫᓯᐊᕈᑕᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑎᖓᓐᓂ.
ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᒍᑎᔅᓴᖓᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐋᖅᑮᑎᑦᑎᒍᒪᒻᒪᑕ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᕙᑦᑐᓂᑦ. ᓇᓗᓇᐃᕐᓯᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔾᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᑐᖏᓕᕇᓂᑦ ᑲᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᖓᑕ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖃᑦᑕᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᑑᑎᓕᒻᒥᒃ, ᐊᑑᑎᓂᖃᖃᑦᑕᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᓐᓄᑦ.
ᑐᕌᒐᖏᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᑐᓂᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔾᔭᐅᒋᐊᓕᓐᓂᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᑎᑕᐅᒍᒫᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᑯᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂ 2018-2022 ᐊᖅᑯᑎᖃᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᑐᔾᔭᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᕿᓚᒻᒥᐅᔪᒥᒃ−, ᐊᑯᓐᓈᕿᔪᒥᒃ−, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᕕᑐᔪᒥᒃ−ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᓐᓄᑦ, ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕕᐅᕙᑦᑐᓄᑦ.
ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔨᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓄᓐᓂᑦ, ᑲᒪᒋᔭᔅᓴᓂᑦᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᒻᒪᑕ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᒍᑎᔅᓴᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᒋᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑏᑦ ITK 2016-2019 Strategy and Action Plan. ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᒍᑎᔅᓴᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑲᒪᖃᑎᖃᖅᑐᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᕕᖓᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓛᕐᓂᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᑭᒡᒐᑐᖅᑎᒡᒍᑏᑦ ᐊᑐᓂᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑎᐅᕙᑦᑐᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑎᐅᕙᙱᑦᑐᓂᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᒃᑯᓐᓂᑲ ᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᓂᑦ.
- ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ (ITK) ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑭᒡᒐᑐᖅᑎᐅᒻᒪᑕ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᓐᓄᑦ, ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔪᑦ 65,000ᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᓐᓂᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓇᒥᑐᐃᓐᓈᖅᑐᓂᑦ.
- 73% ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ 51ᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᓐᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ
- ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᑦ ᑕᒫᓂ ᓇᑉᐸᖓᑕ ᑑᖔᓃᕌᕐᔪᑦᑐᖅ (1/3) ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐊᖏᓂᖓᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᑉᐸᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᖏᓂᓕᒃ (50%) ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᓯᔾᔭᖓ
- ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᑦ ᑎᓴᒪᐅᓕᖅᑲᖓᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᕕᑦᑐᕐᓯᒪᓂᓕᒃ, ᐃᓄᕕᐊᓗᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ, ᓄᓇᕕᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕗᑦ
- ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᕙᑦᑐᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑏᑦ ᑎᓴᒪᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᕕᑦᑐᕐᓯᒪᕕᖏᓐᓃᙶᕐᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᑎᒃ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᓲᑦ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ ᐱᖓᓲᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑎᐅᒐᑎᒃ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒥᔪᑦ: ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᖓᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ, ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᖓᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓅᓱᑦᑐᐃᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᖓᑦ ᐸᐅᒃᑑᑎᒃᑯᑦ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ.
- ᓂᕈᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓂ, ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᕐᕈᑲᓐᓃᒃ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᔫᒃ ᐊᑐᓂᑦ ᐊᕕᑦᑐᕐᓯᒪᕕᓐᓃᙶᕐᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᓲᖏᒃ ᑕᐱᕇᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᖓᑕ..
- ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᒫᒃ ᑐᑭᓕᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ
- ᐃᓄᒃ ᐃᒫᒃ ᑐᑭᓕᒃ ᐃᓄᒃ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ
- ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᑦ ᐃᒫᒃ ᑐᑭᓕᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᒋᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖓᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ, ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᑐᑭᓕᐅᑎᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᒪᑯᐊ ᐱᖃᓯᐅᑎᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᓄᓇ, ᐃᒪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᕆᐅᖅ
- ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᒫᒃ ᑐᑭᓕᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᖃᑎᒌᑦᑐᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ
“Inuit recognize the important role research can play in informing actions that create safer, healthier, and more resilient communities. We have long insisted that researchers and research institutions respect Inuit self-determination in research through partnerships that enhance the effectiveness, impact, and usefulness of research for our communities. The National Inuit Strategy on Research identifies the specific actions and partnerships required to achieve this goal.”
President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, National Inuit Leader
“ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᓯᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒻᒥᒃ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒃᑲᐃᒍᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᕙᑦᑐᓂᑦ ᐋᖅᑮᒍᓐᓇᕐᖓᑕ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᙱᓂᕐᓴᒥᒃ, ᐆᒻᒪᑦᑎᐊᕆᒍᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓐᓇᐅᒪᔪᓐᓇᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᓐᓂᑦ. ᐊᑯᓂᐊᓗᒃ ᑎᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓯᒪᒐᑦᑎᒍ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕕᐅᕙᑦᑐᑦ ᐃᑉᐱᒍᓱᑦᑎᐊᖃᑦᑕᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓇᒻᒥᓂᖅ−ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᒪᓂᖃᓲᖑᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᖃᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᐸᓪᓕᕈᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐊᑑᑎᓂᕆᕙᑦᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᕐᓂᕆᕙᑦᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᐅᑉ ᓄᓇᓕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ. ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᒍᑎᔅᓴᖓᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᕐᓯᓯᒪᒻᒪᑦ ᖃᓄᖅᑑᕈᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᓗᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒍᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᓕᓐᓂᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᔪᓐᓇᓂᐊᕐᖓᑕ ᑖᔅᓱᒧᖓ ᑐᕌᒐᖓᓐᓄᑦ.”
ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓄᓐᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ
The Honourable Carolyn Bennett
Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs
“ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦ ᑲᑦᑐᖓᐃᕐᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᖃᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᐃᓄᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᓐᓂᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᓂᑦ ᓲᖑᓯᑎᑦᑎᒋᐊᒃᑲᓂᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᑦᑐᐃᓂᕆᕙᑦᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᕐᓂᕆᕙᑦᑕᖏᓐᓂᓪᓗ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑐᓕᕆᖃᑦᑕᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ−ᒪᓕᑦᑐᒋᑦ ᑐᑭᑖᕈᑎᖃᖃᑦᑕᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᒪᑭᑕᑦᑎᐊᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ. ᑐᙵᓱᑦᑎᑦᑎᕗᒍᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓄᓐᓄᑦ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᒍᑎᔅᓴᓕᐊᖓᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᕆᐅᑦᑐᑕ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓂᐊᕆᐊᔅᓴᖅ ᐊᑐᓕᖁᔨᔾᔪᑎᒋᓯᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᑲᔪᓯᓂᐊᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᖃᕐᓗᑕ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᑲᔪᓯᑎᑦᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓇᒻᒥᓂᕐᓱᕆᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ.”
ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑭᐅᕈᓕᓐ ᐱᐊᓇᑦ
ᒥᓂᔅᑕ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᑐᖃᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᑐᒥᐅᑕᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ
“The Government of Canada recognizes that Inuit are best placed to determine their own relationship with researchers within their regions and communities. As a result, Canada is supporting this path towards Inuit self-determination by providing $82 million over 10 years, with $6 million per year ongoing, for the creation of a permanent Inuit Health Survey, which will build capacity in Inuit communities to develop and collect survey information.”
The Honourable Jane Philpott
Minister of Indigenous Services Canada
“ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᓯᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᓂᕐᐹᖑᒻᒪᑕ ᑐᑭᑖᕈᑎᖃᕈᓐᓇᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᒻᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᓂᑦ ᐊᕕᑦᑐᕐᓯᒪᕕᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᖏᓐᓂ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍ, ᑲᓇᑕ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓰᔪᖅ ᑕᒪᑐᒥᖓ ᐊᖅᑯᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓇᒻᒥᓂᖅ−ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᒍᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓗᒃ $82 ᒥᓕᐊᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᖁᓕᓄᑦ (10), $6 ᒥᓕᐊᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᒍᑎᖃᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑎᒃ, ᐋᖅᑭᑦᑕᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᖅ, ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᒍᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᖓᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖏᓐᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖃᑦᑕᓂᐊᕐᖓᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᐊᑦᑎᖃᑦᑕᓂᐊᕐᖓᑕ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᔾᔪᑎᔅᓴᓂᑦ.”
ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᔭᐃᓐ ᕕᐅᓪᐹᑦ
ᒥᓂᔅᑕ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᑐᖃᕐᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ
Dr. Mona Nemer
Chief Science Advisor of Canada
“ᓂᕆᐅᑦᑐᖓ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖃᑎᒌᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᖃᑎᖃᕐᓗᑕ ᐃᓄᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑎᑦᑎᒋᐊᒃᑲᓂᕐᓂᐊᕋᑦᑕ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᑦᑎᐊᓂᕐᓴᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᑐᖃᐅᔪᓂᓪᓗ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓗᑕ ᖃᐅᔨᑎᑦᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᐸᓪᓕᕈᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᖓᑕ ᐃᓅᓯᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ.”
ᓘᑦᑖᖅ ᒨᓇ ᓃᒧ
ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᒋᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᐊᑕᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ
“Canada’s universities are committed to working in partnership with ITK and others to improve the health and wellbeing of Inuit through advancements in higher education, research and innovation. We were pleased to stand with ITK in 2011, when it released its education strategy, and today’s release of ITK’s Research Plan is another important step forward in achieving its vision.”
President of Universities Canada
“ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᓴᕐᕕᔾᔪᐊᖏᑦ ᑲᑦᑐᖓᐃᕐᓯᒪᒻᒪᑕ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖃᑎᖃᕈᒫᕐᓂᐊᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᖃᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᓪᓗ ᐋᖅᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᖓᑕ ᐃᓅᓯᖏᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᑦᑎᐊᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓪᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓯᕗᒧᐊᑦᑎᑦᑎᖃᑦᑕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᖁᕝᕙᓯᓐᓂᕐᓴᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓂᕐᒥ, ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᑖᓂᑦ ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᓂᕐᒥ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᔪᒍᑦ ᓂᑯᕕᖓᖃᑎᖃᕆᐊᔅᓴᖅ ᑕᐱᕇᒃᑯᓐᓂᑦ 2011ᒥ, ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᒻᒪᑕ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᒍᑎᔅᓴᓂᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᑕᐱᕇᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᕐᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒻᒥᒃ ᓯᕗᒧᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᒍᑎᖃᒃᑲᓂᕐᓂᐊᓕᕐᒥᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓯᒪᔭᖓᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᒍᒪᓪᓗᒍ.”
ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᓴᕐᕕᔾᔪᐊᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ
“We are delighted to receive the National Inuit Strategy on Research and look forward to implement its guidance in our programs. We are also excited to be partners in the historic opportunity to shape the respectful relationship and cooperation that should become the hallmark of research in Inuit Nunangat”.
Dr. Martin Raillard
Chief Scientist, Polar Knowledge Canada
“ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᔭᐅᕆᐊᔅᓴᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᒍᑎᔅᓴᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᕆᐅᑦᑐᑕ ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓛᕆᐊᔅᓴᖅ ᐊᔪᕆᕐᓯᐅᔾᔨᒍᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᕙᑦᑕᑎᓐᓄᑦ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᓪᓚᕆᒻᒥᔪᒍᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᔅᓴᖅ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒻᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐋᖅᑭᔅᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑉᐱᒋᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᑦᑎᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᓐᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᓐᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᐅᓕᕐᓂᐊᑐᔅᓴᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ”.
ᓘᑦᑖᖅ ᒫᑎᓐ ᕋᐃᓚᑦ
ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᓪᓗᐊᑕᖅ, ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᖏᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ
“We welcome the new National Inuit Strategy on Research and look forward to continue working with ITK on Inuit research priorities. Through its action plan to strengthen Indigenous health research, CIHR is committed to collaborating with Indigenous communities to increase research capacity and improve the health and wellness of Inuit. We believe it is imperative to establish a solid foundation for Indigenous health research driven by and grounded in Indigenous communities in Canada.”
Executive Vice-President, CIHR
Dr. Carrie Bourassa
Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health
“ᑐᙵᓱᑦᑎᑦᑎᔪᒍᑦ ᓄᑖᕐᒥᒃ ᑲᓴᑕᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᒍᑎᔅᓴᖓᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᕆᐅᑦᑐᑕ ᓱᓕ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖃᑎᖃᖃᑦᑕᓂᐊᕐᓂᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᐱᕇᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ. ᑲᒪᒋᔭᔅᓴᖏᑎᒍᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᓲᖑᓯᑎᑦᑎᒋᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖃᑦᑕᓂᕐᒥᒃ, CIHR ᐊᖏᕐᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓯᕕᑦᑐᕆᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐋᖅᑭᒋᐊᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖏᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᑦᑎᐊᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓪᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ. ᐅᑉᐱᕈᓱᑦᑐᒍᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓘᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑮᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᓯᒪᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᑐᙵᕕᒻᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖅ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᑦᑎᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᑐᙵᑎᑕᐅᓗᓂᓗ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᑐᖃᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ.”
ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᓂᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᑉ−ᑐᖏᓕᐊ, CIHR
ᓘᑦᑖᖅ ᑭᐅᕆ ᕗᕋᓴ
ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᑦᑎᑦᑎᔨ, CIHR ᐱᓕᕆᕕᒻᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑐᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖏᓐᓄᑦ
Background: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Inuit Qaujisarvingat National Committee (IQNC) have finalized and published the National Inuit Strategy on Research (NISR). As a sub-committee to the ITK Board of Directors, the IQNC follows the same membership structure with representation from Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Makivik Corporation, Nunavut Tunngavik, Inc., Nunatsiavut Government, Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, and the National Inuit Youth Council. The IQNC focuses on improving Inuit Nunangat research practice and policy.
The IQNC was formed in 2010 shortly after ITK launched Inuit Qaujisarvingat as a research department. The mandate of Inuit Qaujisarvingat is to focus efforts to ensure an increasingly active role for Inuit in research in Canada that leads to the generation of innovative knowledge for improved research, science and policy decision making. Having an Inuit-specific strategy on research was identified as an early priority of the IQNC, and it became a key deliverable of the ITK 2016-2019 Strategy and Action Plan.
Rationale: The NISR is needed to articulate Inuit expectations for research, define Inuit-preferred approaches to building research partnerships, as well as to identify the actions needed to enhance the effectiveness, impact, and usefulness of Inuit Nunangat research for Inuit. Inuit are seeking to ensure that research carried out in our homeland equitably benefits our people and communities and that governments and researchers respect our right to self-determination, including in the area of research governance. Inuit have the greatest insight on the nature of the challenges facing Inuit families and communities, coherent ideas for how to address those challenges, and the strongest incentives to use research as a tool for developing and implementing innovative solutions to society’s problems. Inuit self-determination in research is therefore necessary to ensure that research undertaken in Inuit Nunangat adds the greatest possible value to society by being efficacious, impactful, and meaningful. Doing so is needed to improve upon current research processes that too often prioritize the interests of researchers above those of Inuit.
Document contents: The NISR does the following: 1. Promotes a shared understanding of the legacy of Inuit Nunangat research and connecting this legacy to the current research context; 2. Defines Inuit expectations for the role of research in our regions and communities; 3. Identifies areas for partnership and action between Inuit and the research community.
Part I of the NISR provides an overview of the Inuit Nunangat research context by setting forth the Inuit vision for Inuit Nunangat research and demonstrating the link between research and the broader goal of creating social and economic equity. It discusses how a national Inuit Nunangat research policy can create greater efficiency and provide guidance to governments and research institutions in Inuit Nunangat research. It describes how advancing Inuit governance in research is mutually beneficial to Inuit and researchers, as well as for creating success in research capacity building, ethics, and funding.
Part II of the NISR outlines the five priority areas for action and investment that Inuit have identified for enhancing the effectiveness and impact of Inuit Nunangat research for Inuit and all Canadians.
The NISR sets forth 27 actions and 19 objectives in the following five priority areas:
1) Advance Inuit governance in research;
2) Enhance the ethical conduct of research;
3) Align funding with Inuit research priorities;
4) Ensure Inuit access, ownership, and control over data and information;
5) Build capacity in Inuit Nunangat research
Implementation: The objectives identified within each priority are intended to be achieved between 2018-2022 through shared short-, medium-, and long-term actions undertaken by Inuit, governments, and research institutions. Outcomes will be evaluated in year 1, year 3, and year 5. Implementing the NISR will require a coordinated approach based on partnership. The interrelated, interdependent nature of these five priority areas, as well as the number of stakeholders involved in Inuit Nunangat research, means that new relationships must be brokered between Inuit, government departments, and research institutions in order to implement the NISR. ITK in tandem with the IQNC will develop an accompanying NISR implementation plan by June 2018 that targets potential partners and associated timelines for implementing the actions identified in this section.