Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

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

Media Centre - 2006

Nunavut Court of Justice Approves Residential School Settlement Agreement

Released | December 20, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-28 JUS ENG Nunavut Courts Issue Decision.doc (December 20, 2006 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today commended the Nunavut Court of Justice’s decision approving the proposed Residential School Settlement Agreement. Courts in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia and the Yukon released decisions announcing their approval for the proposed [...]

Courts Approve Residential School Settlement Agreement

Released | December 15, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-27 COU ENG Courts Issue Decision.doc (December 15, 2006 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak said he is pleased that significant steps were taken today toward final approval by the courts of the proposed Residential School Settlement Agreement. While the courts in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories have not yet released [...]

NTI Launches Lawsuit Against Government of Canada for Breach of Contract

Released | December 6, 2006 | 1 Comment | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-24 LIT ENG NLCA Litigation.doc (December 6, 2006 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Paul Kaludjak today announced that the organization is filing a lawsuit against the Government of Canada for breach of contract. The lawsuit is being filed in the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit. Kaludjak said the Government of [...]

Aboriginal Peoples Survey Underway in Nunavut

Released | November 28, 2006 | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-26 SUR ENG Statistics Survey.doc (November 28, 2006 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., in conjunction with Statistics Canada, is now conducting the Aboriginal Peoples Survey and Aboriginal Children’s Survey in all 25 Nunavut communities. From October to January, surveyors will ask 3,500 Inuit across the territory a series of important questions about social [...]

NTI to Host Annual Televised Year-in-Review Program

Released | November 28, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-22 YIR ENG Year in Review Broadcast.doc (November 28, 2006 — 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. 7, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. EST. President Paul Kaludjak, 1st Vice-President and Vice-President of Finance James Eetoolook and 2nd [...]

NTI Recognizes First Female Inuk to Practice Law in Nunavut

Released | November 16, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-25 SAN ENG AGM Honours Sandra Kunuk Inutiq.doc (November 16, 2006 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak last night honoured Iqaluit resident Sandra Kunuk Inutiq during a feast organized by NTI to celebrate the 2006 Annual General Meeting. Inutiq, one of 11 inaugural graduates of Nunavut’s Akitsiraq Law School, was called [...]

NTI AGM Delegates Approve 2007-08 Budget

Released | November 15, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-23 BUD ENG AGM Approves 2007 NTI Budget.doc (November 15, 2006 –Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Annual General Meeting delegates today approved the proposed budget for the 2007-08 fiscal year. The $39 million budget will provide NTI, Regional Inuit Associations, and Inuit Heritage Trust with the financial resources required to carry out their [...]

Land Claims Pioneer Passes Away

Released | November 14, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-21 CAL ENG Calder Passes Away.doc (November 14, 2006 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today opened the organization’s Annual General Meeting by speaking about the important accomplishments of Frank Calder, the man widely credited for pushing the Supreme Court of Canada to recognize the existence of Aboriginal title. Calder’s efforts [...]

Health Integration Initiative Report Released

Released | November 1, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-14 HII ENG Health Integration Initiative.doc (November 1, 2006 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak and Government of Nunavut Minister of Health and Social Services Leona Aglukkaq today announced the completion of a multi-party consultation designed to improve health care in Nunavut. The final report for the Health Integration Initiative Project [...]

Nunavut Wildlife Management Board to Continue Special Meeting

Released | October 31, 2006 | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-20 NWM ENG Special Meeting.doc (October 31, 2006 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak said today he was pleased the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board has decided to continue their special meeting on the Wildlife Act regulations. The NWMB began the meeting in September, reconvened it last week, and said [...]

NTI Launches Photography Contest for Inuit

Released | October 17, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-16 PHO ENG Photo Contest.doc (October 17, 2006 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today officially launched a new photography contest for Inuit. The contest, launched on NTI’s new website, provides Inuit with the opportunity to submit their photographs to NTI. NTI will use the photographs on their website and potentially [...]

NTI provides additional funds to Successful Education Program

Released | October 11, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-17 NSC ENG Nunavut Sivuniksavut Funding.doc (October 11, 2006 — Ottawa) The Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Board of Directors today presented Nunavut Sivuniksavut students and teachers with an additional $60,000 in funding for the current school year. The funds will help finance the highly successful post-secondary education program as it continues to prepare Inuit youth [...]

NTI supports District Education Authorities demand for increased local authority in new Education Act

Released | August 21, 2006 | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-19 DEA ENG Local Authority.doc (August 21, 2006 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) A Territory-wide District Education Authority meeting was held in Iqaluit from August 15-17 to discuss the development of a new Made-in-Nunavut Education Act. Elected District Education Authority chair persons or alternates from each community attended the meeting, along with other key stakeholders including [...]

NTI clarifies Nunatuqaminut Beneficiary Program

Released | May 19, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-18 NUN ENG Nunatuqaminut Program.doc (May 19, 2006 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak would like beneficiaries to know how the Nunatuqaminut (Traditional Lands) Travel Program works. It has become a common request, beneficiaries wanting to travel from one community to another community. And we do get requests [...]

NTI and RIAs drafting uranium mining policy

Released | May 15, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-05 URA ENG Uranium Mining.doc (May 15, 2006 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) 1st Vice-President and Vice-President of Finance James Eetoolook today announced that NTI and the Regional Inuit Associations (RIAs) are working on a draft uranium mining policy. The NTI Board of Directors and Executive Officers authorized the Lands Policy [...]

NTI Opposes Vulnerable Polar Bear Designation

Released | May 12, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-15 VUL ENG Polar Bear Designation.doc (May 12, 2006 -Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak today stated that NTI opposes the World Conservation Union’s (IUCN) decision to list polar bears as a vulnerable species on their red list. The recent designation of polar bears as vulnerable was initiated because [...]

NTI and RIAs drafting uranium mining policy

Released | May 9, 2006 | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-11 URA ENG Uranium Mining.doc (May 9, 2006 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) 1st Vice-President and Vice-President of Finance James Eetoolook today announced that NTI and the Regional Inuit Associations (RIAs) are working on a draft uranium mining policy. The NTI Board of Directors and Executive Officers authorized the Lands Policy [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Makivik Corporation, and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Approve Final Residential Schools Settlement Agreement

Released | April 26, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-13 AGR ENG Residential School Agreement.doc (April 26, 2006 – Iqaluit, NU; Kuujjuaq, QC; Inuvik, NT) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), Makivik Corporation, and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) approved on Monday the final Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. The agreement addresses the legacy of Canada’s residential school policies and marks a collaborative effort between Aboriginal groups, [...]

Backgrounder: Thomas Berger’s Final Report on the Implementation of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

Released | April 5, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-10 BER BKGR ENG Berger Report.doc (April 5, 2006 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) In November 2004, the negotiations to renew the NLCA Implementation Contract between Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI), Government of Nunavut (GN) and Government of Canada reached an impasse. In May 2005, Thomas Berger was appointed conciliator to put the Parties back on track [...]

Berger Calls for Bilingual Education System in Nunavut

Released | April 5, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-10 BER ENG Berger Report.doc (April 5, 2006 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Paul Kaludjak announced that NTI’s five-year effort to negotiate a new Implementation Contract was vindicated by Thomas Berger’s Final Report on the Implementation of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Thirty-two years after Berger won the landmark case in [...]

Nunavut Inuit Wildlife Secretariat Workshops a Success

Released | March 29, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-12 SEC ENG Wildlife Secretariat.doc (March 29, 2006 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak announced today that a series of training workshops hosted by the Nunavut Inuit Wildlife Secretariat for Hunters and Trappers Organization (HTO) managers in all three regions were successful. Nunavut Harvester Support Program (NHSP) officials co-hosted [...]

Eetoolook Re-elected for a Four-year Term

Released | March 22, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-11 WIN ENG Election Winners.doc (March 22, 2006 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) NTI Elections Chief Returning Officer Patrick Tagoona today announced the results of the election for the position of 1st Vice-President and Vice-President of Finance. James Eetoolook was re-elected to the NTI Executive Officer position, beating Iqaluit challenger Joe Sageatook by 1,816 votes. Of [...]

Inuit Head to the Polls for NTI Elections 2006

Released | March 15, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-09 VOT ENG NTI Elections Voting Day.doc (March 15, 2006 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) NTI Elections Chief Returning Officer Patrick Tagoona today announced that Inuit will head to the polls next Tuesday, March 21, 2006 to elect one person to serve as NTI’s 1st Vice-President and Vice-President of Finance. Iqaluit resident Joe Sageatook will challenge [...]

Inuit Niguagiaktuniaktut NTIkut Niguaktiligiyiini 2006

Released | March 15, 2006 | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-09 VOT ENG NTI Elections Voting Day.pdf

Nunavut Harvesters Support Program Review Released

Released | March 13, 2006 | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-08 REV ENG NHSP Review Released.pdf (March 13, 2006 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak today announced that the Final Report on a Consultation-Based Review of the Harvester Support Programs of the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. was complete and available to Beneficiaries and other members of [...]

Nunavut Harvesters Support Program

Released | March 7, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-07 HSP ENG NHSP Funding.doc (March 7, 2006 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak today announced that the Nunavut Harvesters Support Program would spend $2.8 million on its programs this year. NTI understands the important role that harvesting plays in the lives of our Beneficiaries. NTI is clearly showing [...]

NTI Elections Announces I Am Inuk Initiative

Released | March 2, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-06 BRA ENG Bracelets.doc (March 2, 2006 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Patrick Tagoona today announced a new NTI Elections initiative designed to boost voter turnout. NTI will hold an election for the position of 1st Vice-President and Vice-President of Finance on March 21, 2006. It is very important for [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Announces the names of Candidates

Released | February 22, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-03 CAN ENG Candidates.doc (February 22, 2006 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Patrick Tagoona today announced the names of the candidates who submitted their nomination papers for the position of 1st Vice-President and Vice-President of Finance. NTI will hold an election for this position on March 21, 2006. Iqaluit resident [...]

NTI Elections Nomination Period to Open

Released | February 7, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-01 NOM ENG Nomination Period.doc (February 7, 2006 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today announced that the Nomination Period for NTI Elections will open today, Feb. 7, 2006. The Nomination Period will remain open for two weeks and closes Feb. 21, 2006. Elections for NTI Executive Officer positions are held every two years. [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. launches Elections Contest for Youth

Released | February 7, 2006 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 06-02 LES ENG NTI Elections Lesson Plans.doc (February 7, 2006 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today launched the Your Voice