Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

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

Media Centre - 2007

NTI to Host Annual Televised Year-in-Review Program

Released | December 12, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-29 YIR ENG Year-in-Review Program.doc (December 12, 2007 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. will broadcast the annual live, two-hour Year-in-Review televised program on the Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) Northern Service on Jan. 10, 2008 from 9-11 p.m. EST. President Paul Kaludjak, 1st Vice-President James Eetoolook and Vice-President of Finance Raymond Ningeocheak will [...]

NTI Demands Intrusive Scientific Wildlife Research be Halted

Released | December 5, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-28 INT ENG Intrusive Wildlife Research.doc (December 5, 2007 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak today called on federal and territorial governments to halt intrusive scientific wildlife research. Ningeocheak’s comments follow resolutions unanimously passed at NTI’s Annual General Meeting in Rankin Inlet last week. Inuit have said for years [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Annual General Meeting Wraps Up

Released | December 5, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-26 AGM ENG AGM Wraps Up.doc (December 5, 2007 -Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Annual General Meeting members met last week in Rankin Inlet. As well as approving the audited financial statements from the previous fiscal year and adopting the budget for 2008/09, members approved a number of important resolutions, including the Inuit right [...]

Inuk Lawyer to Begin Work with Nunavut Tunngavik

Released | December 5, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-27 OMI ENG Inuk Lawyer Hired by NTI.doc (December 5, 2007 -Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak announced today that NTI hired Sandra Omik to work as legal counsel to NTI. Omik, originally from Pond Inlet, is a member of the Nunavut Bar Association and a graduate of the Akitsiraq Law Program. [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Membership Approves 2008/09 Budget

Released | December 3, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-25 BUD ENG Membership Approves Budget.doc (December 3, 2007 -Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Annual General Meeting members approved the proposed budget for the 2008/09 fiscal year last week in Rankin Inlet. The $40 million budget provides NTI, Regional Inuit Associations, and Inuit Heritage Trust with the financial resources required to carry out [...]

Chief Returning Officer Appointed for NTI Elections

Released | November 27, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-24 ELE ENG Chief Returning Officer.doc (November 27, 2007 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today announced that Adamee Itorcheak and Ayaya Marketing and Communications will serve as Chief Returning Officer for the upcoming NTI Elections, scheduled for March 18, 2008. Beneficiaries will elect the positions of President and Vice-President of Finance. Members [...]

NTI Pressure Leads to Federal Government Increase in Funding for IPGs

Released | November 20, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-23 IPG ENG IPG Funding Increased.doc (November 20, 2007 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today reacted to news that funding levels for the Institutions of Public Government have been increased by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. NTI has pushed the Government of Canada to commit to increased [...]

Bill 21, the Education Act, Needs Serious Improvement

Released | November 7, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-23 ACT ENG Education Act Flawed.doc (November 7, 2007 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Bill 21, the Education Act, received second reading in the Legislative Assembly today. This concludes the two-year working relationship between Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and the Government of Nunavut as co-chairs and participants in the Education Act Steering Committee process. Education Act Steering [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and Government of Nunavut Announce Nunavut Day Scholarship Recipients

Released | November 7, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-22 REC ENG Nunavut Day Grants Recipients.doc (November 7, 2007 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak and Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik today announced the names of the successful recipients of the annual grant programs launched on Nunavut Day. Entitled Kakiniit, Nunavut Day Cultural and Academic Grants, one scholarship awards funds to [...]

Auditor General Finds Implementation Failure with Inuvialuit Claim

Released | October 31, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-21 INU ENG News Release Auditor Generals Report.doc (October 31, 2007 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik President Paul Kaludjak today said the implementation failures surrounding the Inuvialuit Final Agreement are further evidence that federal land claims implementation policies are not working and are in need of early, fundamental and far-reaching reform. Kaludjak made his [...]

American listing of Polar Bears would undermine management

Released | October 20, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-21 PBL ENG Polar Bear Listing.doc (October 20, 2007 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) The Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak says if the United States list the Polar Bears as threatened under its Endangered Species Act, it would be more harmful to the Polar Bears, as it would undermine the co-management system that’s [...]

NTI and GN Wrap up NLCA Terminology Workshop

Released | October 19, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-20 NLA ENG News Release Terminology Workshop.doc (October 19, 2007 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Elders, interpreter/translators, and Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) resource people from across Nunavut met this week for a joint Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) and Government of Nunavut (GN) Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth terminology workshop. Workshop participants focused on [...]

NTI Releases Qauma Project Schedule

Released | September 27, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-19 QAU ENG Qauma Project Schedule.doc (September 27, 2007 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today released this year’s schedule for the Qauma Mobile Treatment Project. In 2007/08, the project will deliver healing and treatment services in four Nunavut communities as identified by a steering committee comprised of former residential school students from Nunavut. [...]

NTI Congratulates Government of Canada on Implementing Settlement Agreement

Released | September 20, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-18 CEP ENG Common Experience Payment.doc (September 20, 2007 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) On behalf of Nunavut Inuit, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak expressed gratitude following the beginning of the implementation of the Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Application forms for the settlement agreement’s Common Experience Payment were mailed to former students across Canada yesterday, [...]

NTI Board of Directors Approves Uranium Policy

Released | September 18, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-17 URA ENG NTI Board Passes Uranium Policy.doc (September 18, 2007 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 1st Vice-President James Eetoolook announced today that the NTI Board of Directors unanimously approved a policy concerning uranium mining in Nunavut during their week-long meeting in Arviat. In accordance with the policy, NTI will support uranium [...]

Kakiniit Nunavut Day Grants Deadline Extended

Released | September 6, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-15 EXT ENG Nunavut Day Grants Extended.doc (September 6, 2007 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today announced that the deadline for Kakiniit, Nunavut Day Cultural and Academic Grants was extended to Oct. 15, 2007. Launched by NTI and the Government of Nunavut on Nunavut Day this past July, the grant program will award [...]

Common Experience Applications Mailed to Former Residential School Students

Released | September 6, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-16 CEP ENG Common Experience Payment Applications.doc (September 6, 2007 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today said Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. would continue to assist Inuit with the Residential School Settlement Agreement process. The Residential Schools Settlement Agreement opt out period ended last month. Application form for the common experience payment [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and Government of Nunavut Announce New Nunavut Day Scholarships

Released | July 9, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-14 NDG ENG Nunavut Day Grants.doc (July 9, 2007 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak and Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik today unveiled two new annual grant programs in honour of Nunavut Day. Entitled Kakiniit, Nunavut Day Cultural and Academic Grants, one scholarship will award $1,000 to five students seeking to improve [...]

NTI’s Residential Schools Settlement Agreement Community Outreach Program Concludes

Released | June 27, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-08 COW ENG Community Outreach Workers.doc (June 27, 2007 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak announced today that community outreach workers finished their visits to all Nunavut communities to ensure Inuit fully understand the Government of Canada’s Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. The agreement is now in the 150-day Opt Out Period. [...]

Bowhead Whale Hunt to Proceed in 2008

Released | June 21, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-11 BOW ENG Bowhead Whale Hunt.doc (June 21, 2007 – Pangnirtung, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak announced today that Nunavut’s next bowhead whale hunt will take place in the summer of 2008. The decision about the date was made earlier this month during a Wildlife Policy Advisory Committee (WPAC) meeting. [...]

NTI Disappointed in Peary Caribou Decision

Released | June 20, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-10 PEA ENG Peary Caribou Designation.doc (June 20, 2007 – Pangnirtung, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak today expressed disappointment in federal Environment Minister John Baird’s decision to recommend to federal cabinet that it designate Peary caribou as endangered under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Minister Baird’s decision rejects the Nunavut [...]

Stronger Language Bills Needed to Protect Inuit Language

Released | June 6, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-09 LAN ENG Language Bills Introduced.doc (June 6, 2007 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Paul Kaludjak was present yesterday in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly when two new pieces of language legislation were introduced by Culture, Language, Elders and Youth Minister Louis Tapardjuk. Kaludjak said that the bills are a good start, [...]

NTI Welcomes the Inuit Nunaat Midwifery Gathering in Iqaluit

Released | March 10, 2007 | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-07 MID ENG Midwifery Conference.doc (March 10, 2007 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Inuit Nunaat Midwifery GatheringPromoting, Supporting and Strengthening Inuit MidwiferyMarch 13, 14 and 159:00 am to 4:30 pmFrobisher Inn, Baffin Room Open Door Event – Everybody WelcomeTuesday, March 137:00pm to 9:00pmEveryone in Iqaluit is invited to a presentation and discussion about Inuit midwifery with [...]

Courts Ready to Approve Residential School Settlement Agreement

Released | March 9, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-06 RSS ENG Residential School Settlement Approval.doc (March 9, 2007 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today announced that judges from all Canadian jurisdictions met at an historic court session in Calgary and that final approval of the Residential School Settlement Agreement is expected with the next two weeks. For the [...]

NTI Opposes American Designation of Polar Bears as Endangered

Released | March 2, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-05 POL ENG Polar Bear Resolution.doc (March 2, 2007 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) The Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Board of Directors passed a resolution at their recent meeting in Kugaaruk adamantly opposing the United States’ proposed listing of polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The resolution also demanded the American government use [...]

NTI Makes Presentation to Parliamentary Committee

Released | February 15, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-04 SEA ENG Standing Committee Presentation on Sealing.doc (February 15, 2007 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak appeared before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans earlier this month. The committee is studying Canada’s seal hunt and invited NTI, as well as Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, to make presentations to [...]

Inuit Organizations and Government Complete IIBA Negotiations

Released | February 9, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-02 IIB ENG IIBA Negotiations Conclude.doc (February 9, 2007 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) 1st Vice-President James Eetoolook today announced that an Agreement-in-Principle between Inuit organizations and the Government of Canada was reached for an Umbrella Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA) for Migratory Bird Sanctuaries and National Wildlife Areas in [...]

NTI Announces Photo of the Year Contest Winner

Released | February 8, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-03 PHO ENG Photo Contest Winner.doc (February 8, 2007 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today announced that Namen Inuarak of Pond Inlet won NTI’s Photo of the Year Contest for 2006. Inuarak won $500 in prize money and an enlarged copy of his photograph after a selection committee of NTI [...]

NTI Celebrates Nunavut Languages Week

Released | February 6, 2007 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 07-01 LAN ENG Language Week.doc (February 6, 2007 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) 1st Vice-President James Eetoolook is using Nunavut’s Language Week to celebrate Inuit languages. I thank Inuit families and communities for continuing to use and transmit Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun. Our language is a fundamental part of our Inuit identity, and [...]