Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

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

Media Centre - 2012

NTI Announces 2012 Photo of the Year Contest Winner

Released | December 18, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

(December 18, 2012 – Iqaluit, Nunavut)      Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. officials today selected the 2012 Photo of the Year. Edward Qaqqasiq of Arctic Bay was awarded $1,000 in prize money for his photograph, entitled ingniksaaluk view. Edward also received an enlarged copy of his photograph, and the honour of having his photograph appear as the cover [...]

Cathy Towtongie Re-Elected President of NTI

Released | December 11, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Adamee Itorcheak today announced that Cathy Towtongie was re-elected president of NTI in today’s election. Towtongie will serve as president until 2016. Mikidjuk Akavak, Larry Audlaluk, Savikataaq Ford, Paul Kaludjak, Vinnie Karetak, Jerry Komaksiutiksak, David Kunuk, Gabriel Nirlungayuk, Bernadette Niviatsiak, Manitok Thompson, and Cathy Towtongie all competed for the [...]

Election Results Page

Released | December 10, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

  Mikijuk Akavak Larry Audlaluk Savikataaq Ford Paul Kaludjak Vinnie Karetak Jerry Komaksiutiksak David Kunuk Gabriel Nirlungayuk Bernadette Niviaksiak Manitok Thompson Cathy Towtongie Total Votes: BAFFIN (QIKIQTAALUK) Arctic Bay  12 38  3 35 10  2  3  30  4  43  46 226 Cape Dorset  111  12 1 10 3 2 3 4 58 40 79 323 [...]

Voting Day for NTI Elections

Released | December 4, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Adamee Itorcheak announced today polls would open on voting day for the election of president on Dec. 10, 2012, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. local time. Mikidjuk Akavak, Larry Audlaluk, Savikataaq Ford, Paul Kaludjak, Vinnie Karetak, Jerry Komaksiutiksak, David Kunuk, Gabriel Nirlungayuk, Bernadette Niviatsiak, Manitok Thompson, and Cathy Towtongie [...]

Advance Polls to Open for NTI Elections

Released | November 27, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Adamee Itorcheak announced today that advance polls for the election of president will open December 3, 2012, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. local time.   Mikidjuk Akavak, Larry Audlaluk, Savikataaq Ford, Paul Kaludjak, Vinnie Karetak, Jerry Komaksiutiksak, David Kunuk, Gabriel Nirlungayuk, Bernadette Niviatsiak, Manitok Thompson, and Cathy Towtongie submitted [...]

Government of Nunavut, NTI and ITK pleased with progress of EU seal ban appeal hearing

Released | November 21, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

IQALUIT, Nunavut (November 20, 2012) The Government of Nunavut (GN), Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) were pleased today with the progress of the appeal hearing on the Inuit-led legal challenge on the European Union (EU) seal ban. Officials representing the three organizations, along with other plaintiffs, were in Luxembourg today to [...]

2010/11 Annual Report on the State of Inuit Culture and Society Released

Released | November 21, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President Jack Anawak today released the 2010/11 Annual Report on the State of Inuit Culture and Society, entitled The Status of Inuit Children and Youth in Nunavut.   “Children and youth issues deserve more attention,” said Anawak. “This report highlights the ways in which we must provide for our children more, especially [...]

Annual Report on the State of Inuit Culture and Society 2010-2011

Released | November 21, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

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Chief Returning Officer Announces Names of Candidates

Released | November 5, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Adamee Itorcheak today announced the names of the official candidates running for president at NTI.   Mikidjuk Akavak, Larry Audlaluk, Savikataaq Ford, Paul Kaludjak, Vinnie Karetak, Jerry Komaksiutiksak, David Kunuk, Gabriel Nirlungayuk, Bernadette Niviatsiak, Manitok Thompson, and Cathy Towtongie submitted their nomination papers for the election of president.   [...]

NTI Annual Report 2012

Released | November 4, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

NTI Releases Unofficial Presidential Candidates List

Released | November 2, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Adamee Itorcheak announced that NTI’s nomination period for the election of president closed at 5 p.m. local time today.   Mikidjuk Akavak, Larry Audlaluk, Savikataaq Ford, Paul Kaludjak, Vinnie Karetak, Jerry Komaksiutiksak, David Kunuk, Gabriel Nirlungayuk, Bernadette Niviatsiak, Manitok Thompson, and Cathy Towtongie submitted their nomination papers for the [...]

Historic Signing of the Revenue Resource Trust

Released | October 26, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Commit to Moving Forward on Poverty Reduction

Released | October 25, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

IQALUIT, Nunavut (October 24, 2012) – Premier Eva Aariak and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Cathy Towtongie today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction and announced the development of a Nunavut Food Security Strategy. The MOU is an agreement for collaboration between the government and NTI to implement [...]

AGM 2012 – Agenda

Released | October 23, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

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Nomination Period Opens for NTI Election for President

Released | October 15, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

(October 15, 2012 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Chief Returning Officer Adamee Itorcheak announced today that nomination period for the election of NTI president runs from Oct. 29 – Nov.2, 2012. The election will take place Dec. 10, 2012. Voters can also head to advance polls Dec. 3, 2012, and can also vote by [...]

NTI Disappointed in US Proposal to Stop International trade of Polar Bears

Released | October 5, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

  (October 4, 2012 — Iqaluit, Nunavut)  Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President James Eetoolook today expressed NTI’s disappointment in the United States’ proposal to uplist polar bears from Appendix II to Appendix I under the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The proposal will be voted on in March, 2013, in Thailand by 176 [...]

Comprehensive Curriculum First of Its Kind in Canada

Released | October 2, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

YELLOWKNIFE, NWT (Tuesday, October 2, 2012) – A comprehensive curriculum on Residential Schools was launched today at the start of a three day information session for teachers from the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Launched by the Honourable Jackson Lafferty, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment with the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Honourable [...]

Nunavut Community and Personal Wellness Report

Released | September 21, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

IQALUIT, Nunavut (September 21, 2011) – A report based on the results from the Inuit Health Survey shows that Inuit want good health information to make informed decisions for their personal and mental well-being. The Inuit Health Survey 2007-2008 Nunavut Community and Personal Wellness Report was done through a partnership of the Government of Nunavut [...]

Burt Award for Aboriginal Literature

Released | September 5, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Established by CODE – a Canadian charitable organization that supports literacy and learning – in collaboration with philanthropist William (Bill) Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation, The Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature will be given annually to English-language literary works for Young Adults by First Nations, Métis or Inuit authors. A [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Announces New CEO

Released | September 4, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today announced that James T. Arreak was hired as the new chief executive officer of the organization. Arreak worked as a consultant in Nunavut for the last ten years. He also served as an ex-officio member of the NTI Board of Directors in his role as a member of [...]

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Pangnirtung, Nunavut August 28-30, 2012

Released | August 28, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.   Board of Directors Meeting Pangnirtung, Nunavut   August 28-30, 2012             Day One – Tuesday, August 28, 2012 1:00PM (Affiliates 8:30AM-12:00)             Call to Order             Opening Prayer             Introduction of Delegates             Welcoming Remarks President Cathy Towtongie             Welcoming Remarks Mayor Sakiasia [...]

Arctic Council Chair Appointment

Released | August 24, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie joined the Inuit Circumpolar Council today in welcoming news of Nunavut’s Member of Parliament, the Hon. Leona Aglukkaq’s appointment as chair of the Arctic Council. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the appointment during his visit to Cambridge Bay yesterday.. “This is good news. Minister Aglukkaq will play a critical [...]

NTI Disappointed that Crown Appeals Historic Ruling

Released | August 21, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today expressed disappointment in the Government of Canada for appealing an historic ruling issued earlier this summer in relation to the lawsuit filed in 2006 for the government’s failure to implement the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. NTI’s legal counsel received the notice of appeal last week. “This is very [...]

NWMB to establish Basic Needs Levels for Beluga, Narwhal and Walrus

Released | August 20, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is encouraging Inuit to contact their Hunters and Trappers Organizations and Regional Wildlife Organizations to discuss their use of beluga, narwhal and walrus prior to a public hearing being hosted by the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board next month. The hearing will be held in Iqaluit on Sept. 11-12, 2012, and is a [...]

Inuit and DFO Still Attempting to Reach Consensus on Narwhal Plan

Released | July 27, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Despite more than a year of meetings and consultation with the public, Inuit and officials from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are still attempting to reach consensus on a draft integrated fisheries management plan for narwhal management in Nunavut. The draft management plan was developed by DFO in consultation with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Regional [...]

NTI Announces 2012 Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Scholarship Recipients

Released | July 25, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today announced the recipients of the Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Scholarship. Miali-Elise Coley of Iqaluit and Lynn Kilabuk of Pangnirtung will each receive $5,000 toward their studies. Coley is pursuing her Bachelor of Education at the University of Regina. Kilabuk is pursuing her Bachelor of Education in Pangnirtung through the [...]

NTI Seeks Input from Inuit on Personal Education Credit

Released | July 16, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Under the Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, there is a provision to use the remaining funds of the Common Experience Payment Trust Fund toward the Personal Education Credit Program.   Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and other Aboriginal organizations are currently negotiating the terms and conditions of the Personal Education Credit Program with the federal government.   The [...]

NTI Expresses Concern over GN Human Resources Decisions

Released | July 13, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today expressed concern over the Government of Nunavut’s decision to eliminate the Department of Human Resources, planned to take effect April 1, 2013. This follows on a previous GN decision to eliminate its Inuit Employment Division, and small declines in Inuit employment levels as reported in GN statistics. Authorities [...]

NTI Releases New Bumper Stickers

Released | July 9, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

(July 9, 2012 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today officially launched a new bumper sticker to help inform Nunavummiut, southern Canadians, and the international audience about the healthy polar bear populations in Nunavut. For many years, scientists have used incomplete science to predict that the impact of climate change on polar [...]

NUNAVUT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY – II

Released | July 3, 2012 | Print this article Print this article

The Nunavut Economic Forum recently held their Annual General Meeting in Iqaluit and members have agreed on a new course of action for the Forum over the next two years.  The focus of activity for the Forum will be on the review and renewal of the Nunavut Economic Development Strategy (NEDS) released in 2003 and [...]