Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

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

Media Centre - 2011

NTI Announces 2011 Photo of the Year Contest Winner

Released | December 21, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

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Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. officials today selected the 2011 Photo of the Year. Ipeelee Itorcheak of Iqaluit was awarded $1,000 in prize money for his photograph, entitled Passing Narwhal. Itorcheak also received an enlarged copy of his photograph, and the honour of having his photograph appear as the cover of the organization’s annual report. Niore Iqalukjuak, [...]

Narwhal Tusk Trade Restriction Partially Lifted

Released | December 19, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Vice-President James Eetoolook announced that Department of Fisheries and Oceans partially lifted international trade restrictions on narwhal tusks this week. “This is excellent news,” said Eetoolook. “When DFO imposed the narwhal tusk trade ban on 17 Nunavut communities last year, the decision was based on questionable scientific data derived from partial aerial surveys [...]

RFPs Project Management – Cultural Centre and Print Shop Project Cape Dorset, Nunavut

Released | December 16, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Questions regarding the proposal must be received by NTI no later than January 5, 2012. Proposals must be received by NTI no later than 5 p.m. ET on January 13, 2012. Evaluations of submissions will be made by January 20, 2012.

Perry River Oral History Project Launched

Released | December 13, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

(December 13, 2011 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today launched the Perry River Oral History Project on the NTI website. The project contains the oral history transcripts recorded from Perry River residents who relocated to Gjoa Haven in 1967. NTI began the project several years ago after a group of people [...]

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

Released | December 12, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. will host the annual Year-in-Review program live on CBC radio from Rankin Inlet, Dec.19, 2011, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. CT. “The annual live radio show provides an avenue for Beneficiaries to ask questions and express their concerns directly to me, and it provides NTI with the opportunity to update Inuit on our work [...]

Nunavut Poverty Summit Produces Broad Agreement on Plan of Action

Released | November 30, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President Jack Anawak today announced The Makimaniq Plan: A Shared Approach to Poverty Reduction. The plan outlines a common agenda for poverty reduction in Nunavut, developed by the forty-five participants in the territory’s first poverty summit. “Everyone has a role to play to eliminate poverty in our [...]

Annual General Meeting Members Pass Resource Revenue Policy

Released | November 29, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik President Cathy Towtongie today explained the Resource Revenue Policy adopted by resolution by members during the annual general meeting in Cambridge Bay. “The objective of the policy is to establish a clear, efficient and consensus-based policy to govern the use of a portion of the economic benefits derived from mineral resource development in [...]

Nunavut Community Wellness Plans Report Released

Released | November 28, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie, the Honourable Eva Aariak, Premier of Nunavut and the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Federal Minister of Health today announced the release of the Nunavut Community Wellness Planning (NCWP) pilot projects. The project was undertaken in partnership between NTI, Government of Nunavut, Health Canada and six Nunavut communities. Health Canada provided [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Annual General Meeting Closes

Released | November 25, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

(November 24, 2011 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) The Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Annual General Meeting of members wrapped up in Cambridge Bay today. NTI President Cathy Towtongie called the meeting productive and efficient. “Our meetings went very well. Members approved the annual funding request from the Nunavut Trust, reviewed and approved the audited financial statements and [...]

2011 KIA Election – Candidates Nominated

Released | November 14, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

2011 KIA Election – Candidates Nominated Notice is given to the eligible voters at a Kivalliq Inuit Association election that nominations for candidates for the 2011 election have been accepted as follows: President David Ningeongan Joe Kaludjak Kono Tattuinee Vice President Raymond Ningeocheak Stanley Adjuk Director for Repulse Bay David Tuktudjuk Donat Milortok Peter Mannik [...]

Official List of Candidates for 2011 QIA Elections

Released | November 8, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

PRESIDENT: (3-year term to expire December 2014) Eegeesiak, Josie Okalik Quassa, Paul Qulaut, George COMMUNITY DIRECTOR(S): Clyde River:    (3-year term to expire December 2014) Enuaraq, Josie Enuaraq, Elisapee Illingayuk, Levi Iqalukjuak, Peter Natanine, Jerry Hall Beach:     (3-year term to expire December 2014) Audlakiak, Jaypetee Curley, Anne Kaernerk, Jopie Kanatsiak, David Kannutaq, Asenath Kaunak, Levi Qanatiaq, [...]

What is the role of ITK in the post land claims era and what are the challenges that lie ahead?

Released | November 4, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

· From Eskimo to Inuit in 40 Years Thursday, November 3, 2011 National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario 1:30-3 p.m. Panel Discussion The World We Want What is the role of ITK in the post land claims era and what are the challenges that lie ahead? Panelists Pita Aatami, Nellie Cournoyea, Cathy Towtongie, Jim Lyall Good [...]

Inuit Heritage Trust Disappointed by Lack of Government Commitment to Nunavut Heritage Centre

Released | October 28, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

) Inuit Heritage Trust President Luke Suluk said today the organization is disappointed the Government of Nunavut has chosen not to commit to the urgent need to create a Nunavut Heritage Centre. IHT has worked on the creation of the Nunavut Heritage Center with key partners Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated and the GN for the past [...]

Inuit Participate in Canadian Delegation to Polar Bear Range States Meeting

Released | October 26, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President James Eetoolook said today that Canada is leading the way in integrating science and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, or Traditional Aboriginal Knowledge as it is called in other jurisdictions, in the management of polar bears across the circumpolar world. Eetoolook made the comments in his role as a member of the Canadian delegation [...]

NTI Board and Staff to Participate in ASIST Training

Released | October 24, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today announced that the NTI Board of Directors and staff in all four office locations would be given the opportunity to participate in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). The two-day ASIST workshop teaches participants the skills necessary to identify people at risk of suicide, the way in which [...]

Has tobacco affected you, your family and/or community?

Released | October 14, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Has tobacco affected you, your family and/or community? If you answered YES, then we are looking for your story! · Have you lost loved ones to tobacco use? · Has your health or the health of loved ones been severely affected by tobacco? How has this affected you? · Have you quit smoking or are [...]

Annual Report on the State of Inuit Culture and Society 2009-2010

Released | October 12, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

2009/10 Annual Report on the State of Inuit Culture and Society Released

Released | October 12, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

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(October 12, 2011 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today released the 2009/10 Annual Report on the State of Inuit Culture and Society, entitled Our Primary Concern: Inuit language in Nunavut. The report outlines in detail the current state of Inuit language across Nunavut, and provides several concrete examples of how Aboriginal [...]

Nunavut and Nunavik Agree on Polar Bear Management

Released | September 26, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President James Eetoolook called last week’s meeting in Inukjuak, Nunavik, positive and productive. Meeting participants included NTI and Makivik Corp. officials, Inuit, Cree, hunters, wildlife management boards, and territorial, provincial and federal government representatives. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss management of polar bears in the South Hudson Bay population. [...]

Naniiliqpita Magazine – Summer 2011

Released | September 13, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy Action Plan

Released | September 13, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy Action Plan Released

Released | September 12, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak joined Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President Jack Anawak, Government of Nunavut Health Minister Tagak Curley, Embrace Life Council President Becky Kilabuk, and RCMP “V” Division Superintendent Howard Eaton today to sign and release the Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy Action Plan. The 2011-2014 action plan was created through a partnership between NTI, GN, [...]

The Iqaluit based TAIMA TB program is holding a FOCUS GROUP and we would like you to participate!

Released | September 8, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

The Iqaluit based TAIMA TB program is holding a FOCUS GROUP and we would like you to participate! We are looking for the following people to participate: If you have received a home visit from our team OR If you have visited our website, facebook page and YouTube videos on the web OR If you [...]

NTI Welcomes Federal Investment in Nunavut

Released | August 24, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today said she welcomed Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement of a three-year pilot project to create a partnership to enhance the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines. The partnership, which comes with $830,000 in funding, includes the Government of Nunavut, the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, and the NWT [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Repulse Bay, Nunavut August 23-25, 2011 AGENDA

Released | August 23, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Day One – Tuesday August 23, 2011 · Call to Order · Opening Prayer · Welcoming Remarks NTI President Cathy Towtongie · Welcoming Remarks Mayor Hugh Haqpi · Welcoming Remarks MLA John Ningark 1. Approval of Agenda 2. Executive Committee Reports a) NTI President Cathy Towtongie b) KitIA President Charlie Evalik c) KivIA A/President Joe [...]

President Sends Condolences

Released | August 22, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie offered condolences to the families affected by the air disaster in Resolute Bay over the weekend. “I want to express my personal and heartfelt condolences for the loss of the families, the people of Resolute Bay, the Nunavut community, and the First Air family. At times like this, there [...]

NTI Committee Meets with Fisheries on Narwhal

Released | August 12, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

) Nunavut Tunngavik Vice-President James Eetoolook called this week’s meeting with officials from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans promising. The meeting was the second of two meetings planned as part of an alternative resolution to the legal action NTI launched against DFO earlier this year after DFO restricted international trade in narwhal tusks without [...]

NTI Announces Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Released | July 27, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today announced the recipients of the Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Memorial Scholarship. Emily Joanasie of Iqaluit and Monica Kiguktak of Grise Fiord will each receive $5,000 toward their studies in education. Both students are enrolled in the Nunavut Teacher Education Program at Nunavut Arctic College, Joanasie in Iqaluit, Kiguktak in [...]

NTI Meets with Fisheries on Narwhal

Released | July 21, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Vice-President James Eetoolook said NTI met with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans last week to address governance issues between narwhal co-management partners, which include NTI, Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, Government of Nunavut and DFO. The meeting was the first of two meetings planned as part of an alternative resolution to the legal [...]

NTI Alarmed by QEC’s Disturbing Pattern of Discriminatory Employment Practices Against Inuit

Released | July 15, 2011 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik President Cathy Towtongie today expressed serious concern over the continuous pattern of discriminatory employment practices specifically targeted against a growing number of Inuit employees at the Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC). Since June, 2010, at least seven Inuit QEC employees have filed union grievances or wrongful termination lawsuits or reported to NTI unfair treatment [...]