Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

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

Media Centre - 2008

NTI and Forum Uranium Corp. Sign MOU

Released | December 8, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

(December 8, 2008 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 1st Vice President James Eetoolook today announced that NTI signed a memorandum of understanding with Forum Uranium Corp granting rights to explore the northern portion of Inuit Owned Lands parcel BL-21. The NTI Board of Directors passed the Uranium Policy in September 2007, and we [...]

NTI offers support to the community of Pond Inlet

Released | December 5, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

(December 5, 2008) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak today stated that NTI has offered support to the community of Pond Inlet. The people of Pond Inlet have been presented with an unfortunate and unusual natural occurrence. As Inuit, we do not like to see our wildlife suffer. I commend the people of Pond [...]

By-Law Amendment to Reduce the Size of NTI’s Membership Approved by AGM Delegates

Released | December 2, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-42 MAT ENG NTI AGM By-Law Amendment reduce size of AGM.doc (December 2, 2008 -Iqaluit, Nunavut) The delegates of the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Annual General Meeting passed a resolution to amend by-law 3.2 last week in Cambridge Bay which will reduce the NTI membership from 47 to 23. I commend the members for seeing [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik AGM Delegates Approves 2009/10 Budget

Released | December 1, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-40 BUD ENG NTI AGM Delegates Approves Budget.doc (December 1, 2008 -Iqaluit, Nunavut) The delegates of the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Annual General Meeting approved the proposed budget for the 2009/10 fiscal year last week in Cambridge Bay. The $41.5 million budget provides financial resources to NTI, regional Inuit associations, and Inuit Heritage Trust for [...]

NTI to Host Annual Year-in-Review Program Live on CBC Radio

Released | November 27, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-41 YIR ENG Year-in-Review Program.doc (November 27, 2008 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. will host its annual Year-in-Review program live on CBC radio on Dec. 4 & 5, 2008 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. EST. 1st Vice-President James Eetoolook and Vice-President of Finance Raymond Ningeocheak will participate in the broadcast on Dec. 4 and President [...]

NTI Releases Annual Report on Inuit Culture and Society

Released | November 21, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-39 CUL ENG Culture and Society Report.doc (November 21, 2008 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak tabled the 2007/08 Nunavut Social Development Council annual report on the State of Inuit Culture and Society titled Nunavut’s Health System at the NTI Annual General Meeting yesterday in Cambridge Bay. Nunavut’s Health System [...]

NTI Board Passes Reclamation Policy

Released | September 23, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-37 REC ENG Reclamation Policy.doc (September 23, 2008 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 1st Vice President James Eetoolook today announced that the NTI Board of Directors unanimously approved a Reclamation Policy for Inuit Owned Lands on Wednesday September 17, 2008 at a board meeting in Kugaaruk, Nunavut.Everyone was in agreement with the [...]

NTI celebrates the Inuit Language Protection Act

Released | September 18, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-35 LPA ENG Language Protection Act.doc (September 18, 2008 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak is pleased to see the Legislative Assembly has passed Bill 7, the Inuit Language Protection Act. This is a historic turning point for all dialects of the Inuit language in Nunavut. The act gives Nunavummiut a [...]

Qauma Mobile Treatment Project Schedule Announced

Released | September 18, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-36 QAU ENG Qauma 2009 sched.doc (September 18, 2008 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. has released the 2008/09 schedule for the Qauma Mobile Treatment Project. The schedule for this year’s visits is as follows: Qikiqtarjuaq Sept. 29 – Oct. 24 Coral Harbor Nov. 10 – Dec. 5 Grise Fiord Jan.12 – Feb. 6 [...]

Inuit Leaders say Bill 21 Isn’t Ready to Become Legislation

Released | September 16, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-34 B21 ENG Education Act Not Ready.doc (September 16, 2008 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Leaders of Nunavut’s Inuit organizations today collectively urged the Nunavut Legislative Assembly not to pass Bill 21, the proposed Education Act, in its current state. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Kitikmeot Inuit Association, Kivalliq Inuit Association, and Qikiqtani Inuit Association all believe that [...]

NTI and Baffinland Sign Exploration Agreement

Released | September 15, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-33 BAF ENG NTI and Baffinland Sign Exploration Agreement.doc (September 15, 2008 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 1st Vice President James Eetoolook today announced that NTI signed a mineral exploration agreement with Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation granting rights to explore a portion of Inuit Owned Lands parcel PI-17. This parcel, 150 kilometers [...]

NTI Calls Meeting with Prime Minister a Success

Released | August 29, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-32 PMO ENG NTI Meets with Prime Minister.doc (August 29, 2008 – Inuvik, Northwest Territories) Nunavut Tunngavik Vice-President of Finance Raymond Ningeocheak met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, alongside other northern Aboriginal leaders, this past week in Inuvik. Prime Minister Harper has been North before, but this is the first opportunity we have had [...]

Inuit and Environment Canada Sign Historic IIBA for Conservation Areas

Released | August 22, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-30 IIB ENG IIBA Signed.doc (August 22, 2008 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Acting President James Eetoolook today with federal Environment Minister John Baird signed the Umbrella Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA) for Migratory Bird Sanctuaries and National Wildlife Areas. The historic signing, which took place this afternoon in Ottawa, brings to [...]

NTI Welcomes McCrank Report

Released | July 22, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-29 MCC ENG NTI Welcomes Report.doc (July 22, 2008 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Acting President James Eetoolook today welcomed the release of Neil McCrank’s report entitled Road to Improvement. “There are three recommendations in this report that are specific to Nunavut, and we agree with them all,” said Eetoolook. One has already [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and Government of Nunavut Announce Kakiniit Grants Program Recipients

Released | July 9, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-27 REC ENG Nunavut Day Grants Recipients.doc (July 9, 2008 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak and Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik today announced the names of the successful recipients of the annual Kakiniit Grants Program. The program awards funds to students seeking to improve their cultural and academic skills. Both grants [...]

NTI Announces 606 Contest Winners

Released | July 9, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-28 ESS ENG Youth Contest Winners.doc (July 9, 2008 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today announced the winners of The 606 Contest, a contest for 15-year-old Inuit youth. The event was designed for Inuit born between Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 1993. In order to enter the contest, participants had to send [...]

NTI Responds to Apology to Former Residential School Students

Released | June 12, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-26 APO ENG Residential Schools Apology.doc (June 12, 2008 -Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik President Paul Kaludjak today accepted Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s apology to Canada’s Aboriginal residential school students. Kaludjak was in Ottawa with NTI 1st Vice-President James Eetoolook to hear the apology. Today, some closure is offered to former students and their families. [...]

Kakiniit Grants Deadline for Submissions Extended

Released | June 4, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-25 KAK ENG Kakiniit Extended Deadline.doc (June 4, 2008 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. has extended the deadline for submissions for the Kakiniit Academic and Cultural Grants to June 20, 2008. The grants program awards $1,000 to five students seeking to improve their cultural or traditional skills and $1,000 to five students enrolled [...]

Hall Beach selected for additional bowhead whale hunt this summer

Released | June 3, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-24 BOW ENG 2nd Bowhead Hunt.doc (June 3, 2008 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) The Wildlife Policy Advisory Committee comprised of the chairs of each of the regional wildlife organizations and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. has selected the community of Hall Beach for a second bowhead whale hunt to take place in Nunavut this summer. The first [...]

NTI concerned about the fate of the Inuit Language Protection Act

Released | June 2, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-23 LAN ENG Language Protection Act.doc (June 2, 2008 – – Iqaluit, Nunavut) The agenda for the sitting of the Legislative Assembly indicates that the Official Languages Act, Bill 6, will tentatively be read a third time during this sitting, without any reference to the Inuit Language Protection Act, Bill 7. This has Nunavut [...]

NTI Disappointed with American Polar Bear Ruling

Released | May 14, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-22 BEA ENG Polar Bear Announcement.doc (May 14, 2008 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Vice-President of Finance Raymond Ningeocheak said today he is disappointed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The announcement was made this afternoon in Washington, D.C. by [...]

NTI Launches The 606 Contest for Inuit Youth

Released | May 13, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-21 FIF ENG Nunavut Day Youth Contest.doc (May 13, 2008 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement on July 9, 2008. In honour of this event, NTI will host a number of special initiatives this summer, many of which have as their common theme [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Accepting Applications for Kakiniit Grants

Released | April 11, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-20 NDG ENG 2008 Kakiniit Grant.doc (April 11, 2008 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak and Premier Paul Okalik today announced that application forms for the 2008 Kakiniit Grants are now available. The grants program awards $1,000 to five students seeking to improve their cultural or traditional skills and $1,000 to [...]

NTI Applauds New Canadian North Schedule

Released | March 20, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-19 AIR ENG Canadian North Schedule.doc (March 20, 2008 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik President Paul Kaludjak today applauded Canadian North for implementing a new schedule and routes that reach more communities in Nunavut. During our Board meetings and our annual general meetings, we have lobbied Canadian North officials to change their routes to [...]

Kaludjak, Ningeocheak Re-Elected to NTI Executive

Released | March 19, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-18 WIN ENG NTI Elections Results.doc (March 19, 2008 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) NTI Elections Chief Returning Officer Adamee Itorcheak today announced the results of the elections for the executive officer positions of president and vice-president of finance. Incumbent Paul Kaludjak was elected president of NTI, beating out candidates Jack Anawak, Mickey Akavak and Abe [...]

CBC Tausunni to Host NTI Elections All Candidates Forum

Released | March 12, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-13 CBC ENG All Candidates Forum.doc (March 12, 2008 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) NTI Elections Chief Returning Officer Adamee Itorcheak today announced that CBC Radio will host an all candidates forum phone-in show on Tausunni for the nominees running for president and vice-president of finance in the upcoming NTI Elections, scheduled for March 18, 2008. [...]

NTI Supports the Extension for Proposed Education Bill

Released | March 12, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-17 BIL ENG Education Bill Delayed.doc (March 12, 2008 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. supports the Nunavut Legislative Assembly’s motion that has given the Health and Education Standing Committee a 120-day extension to carefully consider Bill 21, the Education Act. NTI has worked with the Department of Education and all other stakeholders [...]

Inuit to Elect NTI President, Vice-President of Finance

Released | March 11, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-14 VOT ENG Voting Day.doc (March 11, 2008 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) NTI Elections Chief Returning Officer Adamee Itorhceak today announced that Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2008 is Voting Day in the elections for president and vice-president of finance. Competing for the position of president is Mickey Akavak, Jack Anawak, Paul Kaludjak, and Abraham Tagalik. Competing [...]

NTI Elections to Hold Advance Polls

Released | March 4, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-12 ADV ENG Advance Polls.doc (March 4, 2008 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) NTI Elections Chief Returning Officer Adamee Itorhceak today announced that Inuit can cast their ballots in an Advance Poll next Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2008, to elect a president and vice-president of finance. Competing for the position of president is Mickey Akavak, Jack Anawak, [...]

NTI Supports the Extension for Language Legislation

Released | March 3, 2008 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 08-15 EXT ENG Language Legislation Extension.doc (March 3, 2008 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Acting President James Eetoolook today said the organization supports the Nunavut Legislative Assembly’s motion which gives the Ajauqtiit Standing Committee a 120-day extension to carefully consider Bill 6, the Official Languages Act, and Bill 7, the Inuit Language Protection [...]