Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

Inuit economic, social and cultural well-being through the implementation of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

Media Centre - 2002

Romanow Health Care Commission: NTI supports call for new rural / remote health funding system

Released | November 29, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-21 ROM ENG Romanow Commission.doc (NOVEMBER 29, 2002 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today praised the Health Care Commission effort to identify solutions to Canada’s chronic health care system problems. The final report of the commission, Building on Values: The Future of Health Care in Canada, was released on Nov. [...]

NTI seeks injunction against federal Firearms Act: Would protect Inuit from prosecution for using treaty rights

Released | November 26, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-20 NOT ENG Notice of Motion.doc (NOVEMBER 26, 2002 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated today filed a Notice of Motion with the Nunavut Court of Justice to stay the application of those provisions of the federal Firearms Act and the Criminal Code that require hunters to register their firearms. The exemption would allow [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. AGM Approves $34.2 million budget for 2003-04

Released | November 7, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-18 SUC ENG NTI AGM Successful.doc (November 7, 2002 – Gjoa Haven, Nunavut) — Delegates to the 2002 Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Annual General Meeting have unanimously approved the proposed budget for the 2003-04 fiscal year. The $34.2 million budget allows for expanded business and economic development services at NTI, special projects for the Inuit [...]

NTI Honours Community, Territorial Leaders

Released | November 7, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-19 HON ENG NTI Honours Folks.doc (November 7, 2002 – Gjoa Haven, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today recognized the contributions a number of individuals and organizations have made to Inuit well-being in a special ceremony during the Annual General Meeting. More than 100 Beneficiaries were on hand to witness the presentation of plaques to [...]

Inuit advance $1 million to Kitikmeot General Hospital Project

Released | November 7, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-22 ATU ENG Atuqtuarvik-KC.doc (November 7, 2002 – Gjoa Haven, Nunavut) Atuqtuarvik Corporation announced today that it has advanced $1 million to the Kitikmeot Corporation to support development and construction of the Kitikmeot General Hospital Project by the Inuit-owned development corporation. Atuqtuarvik Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. that acts as [...]

Inuit advance $2.75 million to Qikiqtani General Hospital Project

Released | November 7, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-23 AQC ENG Atuqtuarvik-QC.doc (November 7, 2002 – Gjoa Haven, Nunavut) Atuqtuarvik Corporation announced today that it has advanced $2.75 million to the Qikiqtaaluk Corporation to support development and construction of the Qikiqtani (Baffin) General Hospital Project by the Inuit-owned development corporation. Atuqtuarvik Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. that acts [...]

Nunavut Wildlife Symposium productive despite weather: Kitikmeot Region to hold separate event early in new year

Released | November 1, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-17 WIL ENG Wildlife Symposium.doc (November 1, 2002 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Despite bad weather that forced the Nunavut Wildlife Symposium to split into two smaller events, participants felt the end results were still productive. With Cambridge Bay weathered out for the Oct. 20-24 symposium, Baffin Region delegates were diverted to Iqaluit for a mini-Symposium [...]

NTI to act on “Assignment of Harvesting Rights’ issue

Released | October 31, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-16 ASS ENG Assignment of Rights.doc (October 31, 2002 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated plans to meet with the parties concerned about the “Assignment of Harvesting Rights’ issue to identify their concerns and explore options for resolving the dispute. The Executive of NTI wants to find a solution that works for everyone, [...]

NTI tells Standing Committee to strengthen Education Act

Released | October 1, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-15 EDU ENG Education Act Submission.doc (October 1, 2002 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) The current draft of the Education Act fails to protect Inuit language and culture, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie said today as part of her presentation to the Legislative Standing Committee on Health and Education. NTI’s concerns with the present draft [...]

NTI Community Tour to Kitikmeot Begins

Released | September 23, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-14 COM ENG Community Tour.doc (September 23, 2002 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik President Cathy Towtongie and 1st Vice President James Eetoolook will visit three Kitikmeot communities this week to consult with beneficiaries. We recognize the importance of meeting directly with our members, said President Towtongie. It’s important that we make the time to [...]

NTI Board of Directors to meet in Kugaaruk, Nunavut

Released | September 6, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-13 KUG ENG Board Meeting Kugaaruk.doc (September 6, 2002 – Iqaluit, NU) – Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) will hold its next Board of Directors’ Meeting in Kuugaruk, Nunavut beginning September 10th to the 12th, 2002. The Board will discuss a number of topics of immediate interest to the Inuit of Nunavut in addition to [...]

NTI announces appointment of Social & Cultural Development Director

Released | May 21, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-12 SIM ENG Simms Appointed.doc (May 21, 2002 – IQALUIT, Nunavut) John Lamb, Chief Executive Officer of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI), has announced the appointment of Jacqueline Simms as Director of NTI’s Social and Cultural Development Department. Ms. Simms is a Beneficiary under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. She was born in England, graduated [...]

The Board of Directors of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) will hold their next board meeting in Resolute Bay, Nunavut.

Released | May 6, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-10 RES ENG Resolute Bay.doc (May 06, 2002 – IQALUIT, Nunavut) The Board of Directors’ meeting of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) is scheduled to take place May 14 to 16, 2002. The meeting will start with Welcoming remarks by the Mayor of Resolute Bay, Declarations of Conflict of Interest and Swearing-In of new board [...]

Regrets and sympathy from NTI in the death of Gootileah Arlooktoo

Released | May 2, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-09 GOO ENG Arlooktoo.doc (May 2, 2002 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) The Board of Directors, the Executive and the staff at Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated extend their deep regret in the death of Gooteleah Arlooktoo, and their sympathies go out to all his family members. As a member of the Legislative Assembly for the Government of [...]

NTI on GN Budget ~ Some Good Things But Needed Better Taregtting to Benefit Inuit

Released | May 2, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-08 BUD ENG GN Budget.doc (May 2, 2002 – IQALUIT, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) President Cathy Towtongie expressed disappointment with the resources allocated to cultural and language issues in the GN Budget. Funding for traditional language promotion and protection has been slashed by more than half.Support for Inuit employment in government is also [...]

NNI First Year Review Report Released

Released | April 12, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-11 REV ENG NNI Review.doc (April 12, 2002 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) A review undertaken by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) and the Government of Nunavut (GN) examining the first year of NNI Policy implementation was released today.The NNI Policy was developed by GN in partnership with NTI to replace the Business Incentive Plan inherited from [...]

NTI Condemns GN Cabinet Surrender to Big Business Lobbying for Exemption from NNI Policy

Released | April 9, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-07 NNI ENG Cabinet Decision.doc (April 9, 2002 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Cabinet decisions announced last week relating to the GN’s NNI Contracting Policy show that at least some Ministers are more interested in keeping big non-Inuit companies happy than supporting genuine Nunavut businesses, according to Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI).The NNI Policy concluded in spring [...]

Land Claim Beneficiary Insurance In Place on April 1, 2002

Released | April 3, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-03 BEN ENG Beneficiary Insurance.doc (April 3, 2002 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Land Claims Agreement beneficiaries who do not have accidental death & dismemberment insurance have access to a new benefit through Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) starting April 1, 2002. A Bereavement Travel fund for beneficiaries comes into force on the same date. The [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Takes Control of Nunavut Social Development Council – Dismisses Council Members

Released | March 22, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-06 DIS ENG Board Dismissed.doc (March 22, 2002 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) The Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) Board decided at a special meeting today to revoke the appointments of the Nunavut Social Development Council (NSDC) Members. NTI has appointed new Members to serve as caretaker and oversee the wind-up of the Council.The directive in our [...]

Nunavut Social Development Council to Be Restructured to Deal with Nunavut’s Social Crisis

Released | March 5, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-05 NSD ENG Council Restructured.doc (March 5, 2002 – Coral Harbour, Nunavut) The decision to restructure Nunavut Social Development Council (NSDC) was made today at the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) Board Meeting.The Inuit of Nunavut are facing a social crisis, said Cathy Towtongie, NTI President. Housing, health care, suicide rates, substance abuse, family violence

Nunavut Tunngavik Pays Out Federal Negotiations Loan

Released | March 5, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-04 TFN ENG Loan Pay Off.doc (March 5, 2002 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) has presented a cheque for twenty million dollars to the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND), completing the loan obligation between Tungavik Federation of Nunavut (TFN) and the Government of Canada. TFN borrowed a total of [...]

The New Board of Directors of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) will officially be Sworn-in next month in Coral Harbour, Nunavut.

Released | February 25, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-02 BOD ENG Coral Harbour board.doc (February 25, 2002 – IQALUIT, Nunavut) The Board of Directors’ meeting of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) is scheduled to take place on March 5, 6, and 7, 2002. Regular reports from the Nunavut Trust and NTI Chief Executive Officer will be presented on Tuesday, March 5, 2002. There [...]

NTI Harvester Support Program Phone-In Radio Show

Released | February 5, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-1C HSP ENG Harvester Support Program Phone In.doc (February 5, 2002) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) Executive and staff members will be participating in an upcoming CBC Radio phone-in program to discuss changes to NTI’s Nunavut Harvester Support Program (NHSP). The changes are being proposed to make the Program more efficient and enable more Harvesters [...]

NTI Board announces appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Released | January 30, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-1B LAM ENG Lamb Appointment.doc (January 30, 2002 – IQALUIT, Nunavut) The Board of Directors of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Lamb as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lamb was the founder and for ten years the Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Global Security, Canada’s leading [...]

NTI President announces appointment of Executive Assistant

Released | January 15, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-1A ANA ENG Anawak Appointment.doc (January 15, 2002 – IQALUIT, Nunavut) Cathy Towtongie, President of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline Anawak as Executive Assistant to the President. I am very happy that Caroline will be working with us, said Towtongie. She has literally decades of experience in [...]

QIA-Kilabuk an Internal Matter says NTI President

Released | January 14, 2002 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 02-01 QIA ENG Meeting with Kilabuk.doc (January 14, 2002 – IQALUIT, Nunavut) Cathy Towtongie, President of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) will not be meeting with Meeka Kilabuk concerning issues between Kilabuk and Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA). It seems that there is litigation pending in this situation, or at least the potential for this matter [...]