Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

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

Media Centre - 2005

Chief Returning Officer Appointed for NTI Elections

Released | December 20, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-45 ELE ENG Chief Returning Officer.doc (December 20, 2005 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today announced that Patrick Tagoona was officially appointed Chief Returning Officer for the upcoming NTI Elections, scheduled for March 21, 2006. The position of 1st Vice-President and Vice-President of Finance is up for election. We are [...]

NTI to Host Televised Year-in-Review Program

Released | November 30, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-44 YIR ENG Year in Review Broadcast.doc (November 30, 2005 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. will broadcast a two-hour Year-in-Review live, televised program on the Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) Northern Service on Dec. 8, 2005 from 7-9 p.m. EST. President Paul Kaludjak, 1st Vice-President and Vice-President of Finance James Eetoolook and 2nd [...]

NTI Board of Directors Concerned with New Education Bill

Released | November 24, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-43 EDI ENG Education Bill.doc (November 24, 2005 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s Board of Directors passed a resolution during their recent board meeting in Cambridge Bay expressing deep concern with the Government of Nunavut’s proposed Education Bill. The Department of Education is promoting a draft Education Bill they plan to table in [...]

NTI Calls for Funding for Women’s Shelter

Released | November 18, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-39 WOM ENG Womens Shelter.doc (November 18, 2005 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Members at the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Annual General Meeting in Cambridge Bay today passed a resolution which asked the Government of Nunavut to provide funds to the Kugluktuk women’s shelter to permit it to operate on a full-time basis. Violence against women [...]

Elders and Youth Resolution Passed at NTI AGM

Released | November 18, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-42 YAE ENG Elders and Youth.doc (November 18, 2005 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Elders and youth were on the minds of the members of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s Annual Meeting today during the passing of two new resolutions. The first resolution directed the NTI Finance Committee to investigate possible funding sources to be used to [...]

NTI Calls for Fairness in Awarding of Food Mail Program Contract

Released | November 18, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-41 FMP ENG Food Mail.doc (November 18, 2005 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Annual General Meeting members passed a resolution calling for fairness in awarding the Food Mail Program contract in Nunavut. The Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND) runs the Food Mail Program in Nunavut communities. Canada Post manages [...]

NTI Announces New Fiscally Prudent Policies

Released | November 18, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-40 FIS ENG Financial Policies.doc (November 18, 2005 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Annual General Meeting members today adopted two new policies designed to assist the organization in meeting their objective of having $1.148 billion in the Nunavut Trust at the end of the 2007 fiscal year. Inuit organizations currently derive financial [...]

NTI AGM Delegates Approve 2006-07 Budget

Released | November 17, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-37 BUD ENG NTI Budget.doc (November 17, 2005 — Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Annual General Meeting delegates today approved the proposed budget for the 2006-07 fiscal year. The $36 million budget will provide NTI, Regional Inuit Associations, Inuit Heritage Trust, Community Liaison Officers, and the newly created Qaujisaqtiit Society with the [...]

NTI Presents Award to First Inuk Doctorate Student

Released | November 17, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-38 HAD ENG Thomas Hadlari.doc (November 17, 2005 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak yesterday recognized the Carleton University graduation of Cambridge Bay resident Thomas Hadlari. Dr. Hadlari will be presented with a plaque and a cheque for $1,000 as a result of his accomplishment. Dr. Hadlari became the first [...]

Inuit Organization Lawsuits Protect Inuit Voice in Residential School Negotiations

Released | November 4, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-35 COO ENG Residential Schools.doc (November 4, 2005 Iqaluit, Nunavut) – Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., (NTI) Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) and Makivik Corporation today responded to inaccurate comments made by Alberta lawyer Steven Cooper in a Nov. 4, 2005 newspaper article concerning lawsuits launched against the Government of Canada on behalf of Inuit and Inuvialuit [...]

NTI Seeking Names of Former Residential School Students

Released | October 19, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-34 FOR ENG Residential Schools.doc (October 19, 2005 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today announced that NTI has started the process of compiling a list of names of Nunavut Beneficiaries who attended residential schools. To compile the list, NTI will send forms next week to Nunavummiut across the territory. Community [...]

NTI Board of Directors and Nunavut Trust Hold Historic Meeting Headline

Released | September 28, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-36 TRU ENG Nunavut Trust.doc (September 28, 2005 –Arviat, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 1st Vice President and Vice President of Finance James Eetoolook today announced that the NTI Board of Directors met with the Trustees of Nunavut Trust to refine the financial planning process designed to ensure Inuit money is well managed. The meeting [...]

NTI files claim against Attorney General of Canada

Released | September 19, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-33 RSS ENG Residential Schools.doc (September 19, 2005 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today announced that NTI was taking legal action against the Government of Canada in an attempt to oblige the government to include Inuit in the process set up to resolve the residential school legacy. NTI filed a [...]

BACKGROUNDER

Released | September 19, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-33 RSS ENG BKGR Residential Schools.doc (September 19, 2005 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) The Indian residential school system began in 1870. The Government of Canada operated nearly every school as a joint venture with various religious organizations. The schools were located in every province and territory except Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. A [...]

NTI Recognizes World Suicide Prevention Day

Released | September 10, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-31 SUI ENG Suicide Prevention.doc (September 10, 2005 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today recognized World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, 2005. To officially commemorate the day and to acknowledge its international importance, Kaludjak announced a new NTI initiative. NTI is inviting Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Beneficiaries from across Nunavut [...]

Qaujisaqtiit Society Now Open for Business

Released | September 6, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-27 QAU ENG Qaujisaqtiit Society.doc (September 6, 2005 — Ottawa) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today announced the launch of the Qaujisaqtiit Society, a new charitable non-profit Inuit organization. Kaludjak is also the President of the Qaujisaqtiit Society Board of Directors. The Qaujisaqtiit Society will provide leadership and support for the organizations which [...]

NTI Congratulates Uriash Puqiqnak on Appointment to Order of Canada

Released | August 31, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-32 ORD ENG Uriash Puqiqnak.doc (August 31, 2005 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 1st Vice-President and Vice-President of Finance James Eetoolook today congratulated Uriash Puqiqnak on his appointment as a Member to the Order of Canada. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson made the announcement from Ottawa yesterday. NTI is [...]

Repulse Bay Hunters Land Bowhead Whale

Released | August 23, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-30 WHA ENG Whale Harvest.doc (August 23, 2005 – Repulse Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak, the Executive Officer responsible for wildlife, today congratulated Repulse Bay hunters on their successful harvest of a 16-metre (54-foot) bowhead whale. Community hunters were issued the hunt license Aug. 14 after Department of Fisheries and [...]

NTI Announces Two New Finance Appointments

Released | August 16, 2005 | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-29 ASH ENG Financial Apppointments.doc (August 16, 2005 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 1st Vice-President and Vice-President of Finance James Eetoolook today announced two new finance appointments, effective Aug. 1, 2005. The appointments were made as part of NTI’s commitment to strengthen its financial future. Our mandate to focus on strategic financial [...]

NTI President Pleased Peary Caribou Not on SARA list

Released | July 21, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-28 BOU ENG Peary Caribou.doc (July 21, 2005 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today said he was pleased that federal Environment Minister Stephane Dion reversed his recommendation to list the Peary Caribou herd as endangered under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). NTI was relieved that Minister Dion made this [...]

NTI President Wants Gas Compensation Program to be Accessible to Inuit

Released | July 21, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-25 GAS ENG Gas Compensation.doc (July 21, 2005 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today expressed concern about the gas compensation program being offered by Shell Canada in reaction to the bad gasoline they delivered to nine Nunavut communities last year. NTI is concerned that Shell Canada’s compensation program does not [...]

NTI Calls on DIAND to Fill Vacant NWMB Appointments

Released | July 21, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-26 APP ENG Vacant Appointments.doc (July 21, 2005 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today called for Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Minister Andy Scott to appoint a chairperson to the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board. The position has been vacant for eight months. The delay is especially problematic [...]

Inuit Ask Federal Environment Minister Stephane Dion to Act on Bowhead Whale Sanctuary

Released | July 5, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-24 ISA ENG Whale Sanctuary.doc (July 5, 2005 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak, Qikiqtani Inuit Association President Thomasie Alikatuktuk, and Joelie Sanguya, Chair of the Igaliqtuuq Steering Committee in Clyde River, are calling on Federal Environment Minister Stephane Dion to give urgent political direction to conclude the Inuit Impact and [...]

PM Paul Martin must personally intervene to solve Inuit housing crisis

Released | June 24, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-22B ITK ENG Housing.doc (June 24, 2005 – OTTAWA) In a letter to Prime Minister Paul Martin, Inuit leaders have requested that the Prime Minister personally intervene in the Inuit housing crisis, and instruct the Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to act on a 10-year housing plan that has [...]

NTI Moves to Zero-Based Budgeting Process

Released | June 8, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-22 ZER ENG Zero Based Budgeting.doc (June 8, 2005 -Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 1st Vice-President and Vice-President of Finance James Eetoolook announced today the NTI Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution directing the organization to adopt a zero-based budgeting process effective fiscal 2006/07. The Board passed the resolution during their quarterly [...]

Charlie Evalik Appointed NTI’s Chief Negotiator

Released | June 7, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-21 CHI ENG New Chief Negotiator.doc (June 7, 2005 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today announced that Charlie Evalik was appointed Chief Negotiator and Nunavut Implementation Panel member for NTI. Kaludjak said the appointment became official during NTI’s quarterly Board of Directors’ meeting held in Grise Fiord last week. We [...]

THOMAS R. BERGER APPOINTED CONCILIATOR FOR THE NUNAVUT LAND CLAIMS AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Released | May 26, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-20B BER ENG Conciliator Announced.doc (May 26, 2005 – Ottawa, Ontario) – Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak, the Honourable Ethel Blondin-Andrew, Minster of State for Northern Development, and Premier of Nunavut, Paul Okalik, today announced the appointment of former Supreme Court of B.C. Justice Thomas Berger as Conciliator for the Nunavut Land Claims [...]

Nunavut Economic Forum Selects New Executive Director

Released | May 24, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-20 NEF ENG NEF Executive Director.doc (May 24, 2005 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Economic Forum (NEF) President Monica Ell today announced that Iqaluit resident Glenn Cousins was selected as the organization’s new Executive Director. Ell said Cousins was leaving behind a long career with the Northwest Company to take on the leading role in [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Calls on Federal Environment Minister Stephane Dion to Reverse Recommendation

Released | May 20, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-19 SAR ENG Species At Risk.doc (May 20, 2005 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak today called on federal Environment Minister Stephane Dion to reverse his recommendation to list the Peary Caribou herd as endangered under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Ningeocheak made the statement shortly after Minister Dion’s [...]

Hydro project will impact Sanikiluaq residents

Released | May 12, 2005 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 05-18 NTK ENG Hydro Project.doc (May 12, 2005 – SANIKILUAQ, Nunavut ) – The impact of a massive hydro project on the marine environment near Sanikiluaq was ignored in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) says NTK, a joint working group looking into the implications of developments on Hudson Bay and James Bay. Formed in [...]