Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

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

Media Centre - 2010

NTI Announces 2010 Photo of the Year Contest Winner

Released | December 17, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie announced today that Bernard Maktar of Pond Inlet won NTI’s 2010 Photo of the Year Contest for his photograph entitled Snowgeese. Maktar won $1,000 in prize money and an enlarged copy of his photograph. The winning photograph will be portrayed on the cover of the 2011 NTI Annual Report [...]

NTI Executive Committee Appoints Chairpersons

Released | December 16, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today announced that Vice-President Jack Anawak would serve as chair of the Nunavut Social Development Council, and Vice-President James Eetoolook would serve as chair of the Inuit Wildlife and Environment Council. The appointments were made by the NTI Executive Committee and are effective immediately. “I look forward to working [...]

Fisheries Issues Narwhal Tusk Ban Without Consulting Inuit

Released | December 15, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today called on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to immediately reverse their decision to restrict the trade of narwhal tusks for 17 Nunavut communities. DFO notified NTI of the ban last week. NTI was not made aware of the restriction prior to it being imposed, and Inuit were [...]

Oath of Office

Released | December 14, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

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(December 14th, 2010 Iqaluit, Nunavut)  Following yesterday’s NTI election, Iqaluit resident Jack Anawak was sworn in as vice-president on the Board of Directors. Cathy Towtongie was sworn in as president in Rankin Inlet, and James Eetoolook took the oath of office while also in Rankin Inlet.

Cathy Towtongie, James Eetoolook, and Jack Anawak Elected to NTI Board of Directors

Released | December 14, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

(December 14, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Lori Idlout this morning announced the unofficial results of the by-election for president and election for two vice-president positions. Cathy Towtongie was elected president and will serve until 2012. James Eetoolook and Jack Anawak were elected vice-president until 2014. The NTI Board of [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Congratulates Annie Peterloosie on Award

Released | November 24, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

(November 24, 2010 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Jose Kusugak today congratulated Pond Inlet resident Annie Peterloosie on winning a 2011 National Aboriginal Achievement Award in the category of Culture, Heritage and Spirituality. Peterloosie was recognized in the House of Commons yesterday alongside the 13 other recipients. “Nunavummiut have tremendous respect for Annie [...]

Advance Polls, Voting Day, Poll Locations

Released | November 23, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

Updated Dec. 1, 2010 (Nov. 23—Iqaluit, NU) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. will hold a by-election for president and an election for two vice-president positions on Monday, December 13, 2010. Which positions are being elected? The president and two vice-president positions will be elected to the NTI Board of Directors. After the election, the NTI Board will [...]

Jose Kusugak receives the Elijah Menarik Award

Released | November 22, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

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(November 22, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. interim President, Jose Kusugak was awarded the Elijah Menarik Award from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

From 1980 to 1990 Kusugak served for ten years as the area manager for the Kivalliq (Keewatin) region with the CBC. He went on to become an Inuit leader as President of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and currently with the Kivalliq Inuit Association. [...]

NTI applauds Canada’s endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Released | November 16, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

(November 12, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. interim President, Jose Kusugak applauded the Government of Canada today for formally endorsing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “We have always felt that Canada should assume a leading role in the international community with regard to Indigenous issues.” said Kusugak. “After [...]

Chief Returning Officer Announced Names of Candidates

Released | November 8, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

(November 9, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Lori Idlout announced the names of the official candidates running for the president and two vice-president positions at NTI. The president and two vice-president positions will be elected to the NTI Board of Directors. After the election, the NTI Board will assign the [...]

Jose Kusugak will be Acting-President

Released | November 5, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

(November 5, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Executive Board member and President of the Kivalliq Inuit Association will be acting-President of NTI effective November 8, 2010 through December 13, 2010. NTI is holding a by-election for the position of president on Dec. 13, 2010. During the election period Kusugak will fulfill the duties [...]

Nomination Period Closes for President, Vice-President Positions

Released | November 5, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

(November 5, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Lori Idlout announced that Nomination Period for the by-election of president and election of two vice-presidents at NTI closes today at 5 p.m. local time. The president and two vice-president positions will be elected to the NTI Board of Directors. After the election, [...]

Nomination Period for By-Election Open Today

Released | November 1, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

(November 1, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Lori Idlout announced that Nomination Period for the by-election of president and election of two vice-presidents at NTI opened today. The president and two vice-president positions will be elected to the NTI Board of Directors. After the election, the NTI Board will assign [...]

Nomination Period Opens for President, Vice-President Positions

Released | November 1, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

(November 1, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Lori Idlout announced that Nomination Period for the by-election of president and election of two vice-presidents at NTI opened today. The president and two vice-president positions will be elected to the NTI Board of Directors. After the election, the NTI Board will assign [...]

Office of the Languages Commissioner, Qikiqtani Inuit Association & Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. call for immediate action on language

Released | October 28, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

(October 27, 2010) – Iqaluit, Nunavut – The Government of Nunavut Minister of Languages Louis Tapardjuk announced yesterday that he would not be tabling the Inuit Language Protection Act (ILPA) and Official Languages Act (OLA) mandated implementation plan at this fall session of the Legislative Assembly. In response, the Languages Commissioner for Nunavut, Alexina Kublu, [...]

NTI Fully Supports the Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy

Released | October 27, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Acting President James Eetoolook is pleased to release the Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy, and is thankful for the work of all strategy partners, which include NTI, Government of Nunavut, Embrace Life Council, and RCMP. The partnership was formed in the summer of 2008. All partners worked diligently to ensure the best possible [...]

NTI to Hold By-election for President Position

Released | October 27, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Lori Idlout announced that a by-election for the position of president will be held Dec. 13, 2010, the same day the organization is hosting an election for two vice-presidents. A by-election is necessary following the removal of Paul Kaludjak from the role of president. Members attending the annual general [...]

NTI President Dismissed

Released | October 26, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

(October 26, 2010 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) The membership of the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Annual General Meeting today voted to remove Paul Kaludjak from the position of president of the organization. Kaludjak was serving a suspension at the time of his dismissal for misuse of his corporate credit card. The NTI Board of Directors issued [...]

Chief Returning Officer Appointed for NTI Elections

Released | October 21, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

(August 30, 2010 Iqaluit) – Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today announced that Lori Idlout and Ayaya Marketing and Communications will serve as Chief Returning Officer for the upcoming NTI Elections, scheduled for December 13, 2010. Beneficiaries will elect two vice-presidents. Upon being named Chief Returning Officer, Ayaya announced several key dates related to the NTI election. [...]

NTI calls for Firearms Safety Training

Released | October 19, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

(October19, 2010 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Acting President James Eetoolook today called on the Government of Nunavut and Government of Canada to join NTI in creating resources on safe handling and storage of firearms for Inuit communities. “The latest unfortunate violent incidents where firearms have been used are clear indicators that we need [...]

Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., call on Nunavummiut to help reduce poverty

Released | October 18, 2010 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

IQALUIT, Nunavut (October 18, 2010) – The Honourable Eva Aariak, Premier of Nunavut, and James Eetoolook, Acting President, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., today announced they have joined forces to combat poverty in Nunavut. They are inviting all Nunavummiut to get involved. “To reduce poverty is a priority for this government,” said Premier Aariak. “Poverty affects us [...]

New NTI Executive to present Closer to Inuit on Tausunni

Released | October 14, 2010 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

(October 14, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Acting-President James Eetoolook, Kitikmeot Inuit Association President Charlie Evalik, Kivalliq Inuit Association President Jose Kusugak and Qikitani Inuit Association President Okalik Eegeesiak will present the Closer to Inuit governance model, on October 15, 2010 1:30PM on CBC’s Tausunni. In 2006 NTI and the Regional Inuit Associations [...]

NTI to Hold Elections for Two Vice-President Positions

Released | October 4, 2010 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

NR 10-37 VPS ENG – For Immediate Release (October 4, 2010 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Lori Idlout announced today that NTI will hold elections for two vice-president positions December 13, 2010. Both vice-president positions will serve on the NTI Board of Directors. After the election, the NTI Board will assign [...]

Government Housing Predicament Unacceptable to Inuit

Released | September 24, 2010 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Acting President James Eetoolook today called the deficiencies of the Nunavut Housing Corporation unacceptable. “It is unacceptable for the NHC to spend an estimated $110 million more than the $300 million allotted to build public housing in Nunavut. Unfortunately, this is only one example of how NHC is not meeting the needs [...]

NTI Disappointed with Firearms Registry Vote

Released | September 23, 2010 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Acting President James Eetoolook expressed disappointment following last night’s vote by MPs in the House of Commons to uphold the Firearms Registry. MPs voted to save the registry 153-151. “NTI is disappointed the Firearms Registry will remain in place. This will continue to make it more difficult for Inuit to acquire firearms [...]

NTI Supports the Abolition of Long Gun Registry

Released | September 15, 2010 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Acting President James Eetoolook today called on MPs to vote in favour of abolishing the Firearms Registry when the issue comes before the House of Commons on September 22nd. “NTI fully supports the safe use of firearms,” said Eetoolook, “But the Firearms Act does not take account of the realities of life [...]

Monuments to Commemorate High Arctic Exiles Unveiled

Released | September 9, 2010 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Acting President James Eetoolook today unveiled a monument commissioned to commemorate the Inuit forcibly relocated to Resolute Bay from Inukjuak in the 1950s. A second monument will be unveiled in Grise Fiord on Friday, September 10. “The unveiling of the monuments is an important step in helping Inuit find closure and healing [...]

2010-09-03 Statement of Defence – Government of Nunavut – Third Party Action

Released | September 3, 2010 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Clarifies Policies and Suspension

Released | September 1, 2010 | Print this article Print this article

(September 1, 2010 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) 1. The Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. policies have been reviewed and reaffirmed since 2008, which includes and not limited to, the NTI Credit Card Policy, NTI Expenditure Policy, NTI Travel Policy and the NTI Executive Compensation Policy (the “Relevant Policies”). These were reviewed and approved by the NTI Executive in [...]

Chief Returning Officer Appointed for NTI Elections

Released | September 1, 2010 | No Comments | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today announced that Lori Idlout and Ayaya Marketing and Communications will serve as Chief Returning Officer for the upcoming NTI Elections, scheduled for December 13, 2010. Beneficiaries will elect two vice-presidents. Upon being named Chief Returning Officer, Ayaya announced several key dates related to the NTI election. The dates are as follows: [...]