Call for Applications - Cultural and Healing Program

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Call for Applications – Cultural and Healing Program

(November 24, 2021 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation (NTF) Cultural and Healing Program. Inuit can apply for project funding for 1) programs that address the harms and intergenerational effects of residential schools 2) traditional on-the-land programs 3) the teaching of Inuit history, culture, languages and traditions.
Individual and groups of Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut …

NTI President’s Awards

(November 15, 2021 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) – The President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated recognized three Inuit who’ve made significant contributions in promoting the economical, social, and cultural well-being of fellow Inuit. Each recipient is presented with an award and cheque for $500.00.
At the 2021 NTI Annual General Meeting, President Aluki Kotierk recognized and thanked the following Inuit for their contributions:
Lucy Netser, Salliq
Lucy Netser actively contributes to the well-being of …

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated – Request for Proposals

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), the land claims organization for Inuit in Nunavut, is requesting proposals from qualified proponents to perform the following work (the “Work”):
from qualified web development firms to carry out the complete redesign of NTI’s website located at https:// tunngavik.com. This includes: Graphic Design, Front-end content management, Back-end Content Management, Online resource development, Web Application Development, and Security Design. The timeframe for completion of the newly designed website …

Iqaluit COVID-19 Walk-in Vaccination Clinic

Iqalummiut ages 12 and older will be able to receive their COVID-19 vaccine during a Walk-in Clinic, July 14 – 16 from 1:00 to 10:00 pm daily, at the Curling Rink.
The City of Iqaluit is providing door prizes worth $500 for Distancing Outdoors, Stay-at-Home Baking and Home Cleaning and Sanitizing.
Inuit will receive a $25 voucher from Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) after each dose.
Call Caribou Cabs at 979-4444 for a ride …

Iqaluit COVID-19 Walk-in Vaccination Clinic

Iqalummiut ages 12 and older will be able to receive their COVID-19 vaccine during a Walk-in Clinic, June 16 – 19 from 1:00 to 10:00 pm daily, at the Curling Rink.
The City of Iqaluit is providing door prizes worth $500 for Distancing Outdoors, Stay-at-Home Baking and Home Cleaning and Sanitizing.
Inuit will receive a $25 voucher from Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) after each dose.
Call Caribou Cabs at 979-4444 for a ride …

Remember to practice the basics.

>ᐃᒍᕐᒃᑕᐃᓕᒃᑭᑦ ᐊᑐᓪᓚᑦᑖᕐᑲᑦᑕᕆᐊᓖᑦ. ᐊᑏ ᐱᓕᕆᕐᑲᑎᒌᓪᓗᑕ ᓄᓇᓕᕗᑦ ᕐᑲᓄᐃᙱᓯᐊᕐᒃᑎᓪᓚᕗᑦ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᕐᒃᓯᒪᓗᒋᓪᓗ

Itkaomaktataklogit hapkua atoloakpaklugit atogialit. Tammapta pikatigeklota pinnaguagiakaktugt nunnakatikput annialktailipkagajuaklogit kayangaitpaligahoaklugitlu

Remember to practice the basics. Let’s all do our part in keeping our communities healthy and safe

NTI Election nomination period reconfirmed for November 2-13, 2020

Chief Returning Officer (CRO) Kathleen Sigurdson announced today that the nomination period for the election of President is confirmed to be November 2 to 13, 2020, as printed in the candidate’s handbook and nomination forms. The extended period will enable some candidates to obtain their Criminal Record Check from the RCMP detachments, which are running on a reduced schedule due to COVID-19, and solve any inconsistency in previous election announcements …

Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Scholarship Application Period Opens

(August 20, 2020, Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk announced today that the Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Scholarship 2020 application period is now open.
NTI will award two Inuit students each with a $5,000 scholarship to pursue studies at accredited post-secondary institutions in the areas of Inuit language and education. Students studying in other areas are eligible if they demonstrate a link between their field of study and the …

Tunngavik Foundation

https://www.tunngavik.com/initiative_pages/nunavut-tunngavik-foundation/
The Tunngavik Foundation’s Scholarship Program is now open for applications.  Nunavut Inuit are encouraged to apply for the $2500.00 Post-Secondary Scholarship or the $1000.00 Skills and Employment Advancement Scholarship by August 31, 2020.
“We are pleased to support Nunavut Inuit in their pursuit of furthering their education.  Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation (NTF) aims to support Nunavut Inuit students in both post-secondary and skills and employment advancement,” said Kotierk, “The initiative aligns …

Nunavut Day Contests!!

Do you love Nunavut and Inuit culture? Do you like fun prizes? Good, because we have lots to celebrate and give away on July 9. Details are coming! #NUDay2020
TikTok. Time flies. That’s because Nunavut Day is coming on July 9. If you’re handy with cell phone video, you could win amazing prizes and cash. #NUDay2020
Download (PDF, 92KB)

We’ve got something fun simmering for Nunavut Day. Calling all home cooks …

Statement – Police Violence in Nunavut – NTI Calls for a Trauma Informed Approach and an Independent Oversight Model

Since 1999, there have been at least 15 deaths in Nunavut at the hands of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) hears from fellow Inuit that Inuit are scared of the RCMP and that police use excessive force in many interactions. NTI calls on the Government of Nunavut (GN) and the RCMP to shift their practice from violent behaviour to nurture community wellness with a trauma …

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and Inhabit Media, partner to launch online resource for home learning



Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and Inhabit Media Inc. are committed to ensuring that Inuit children and youth have access to high-quality Inuktut books and educational resources to support language learning from home. As this need is now urgent due to the current COVID-19 crisis and the system-wide school closures in Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) and Inhabit Media have partnered to make Inuktut books readily available online at

NTI Statement regarding the Declaration of a Public Health Emergency

NTI Statement regarding the Declaration of a Public Health Emergency
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) applauds the decision by the territorial Chief Public Health Officer to declare a public health emergency in Nunavut in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government of Canada must acknowledge and address Nunavut’s vulnerability to the COVID-19 pandemic by addressing the immediate risks, as well as persistent social and economic inequities faced by Nunavut Inuit which put Inuit …

Effective March 18, 2020, and until further notice, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) offices will be closed

Effective March 18, 2020, and until further notice, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) offices will be closed and staff will be working from home to increase social distancing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need to contact NTI or NTI employees:
• Please use regular NTI email addresses that you normally use.
• For NTI-administered programs:
o Enrollment 1-888-236-5400
o NHSP 1-888-236-5400
o Scholarships 1-888-236-5400
o Elders’ Pension 1-888-236-5400
• If you need to call NTI, …

Katujjiqatigiinniq Protocol

Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated sign renewed protocol
IQALUIT, Nunavut (January 21, 2017) – Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk signed the Katujjiqatigiinniq Protocol today, to help guide shared Inuit-Government goals to benefit Nunavut Inuit.
Specifically, Katujjiqatigiinniq helps shape the work around:

the broad principles, priorities and bilateral mechanisms that will contribute towards productive working relationships and outcomes;
making practical commitments in relation to leadership, …

Self-Determination the focus of 2019 AGM

(October 24, 2019 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut)  On the conclusion of the 2019 Annual General Meeting of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI), President Aluki Kotierk recognized Inuit interest for self-determination.
“Members remain optimistic that Inuit culture and language will remain strong in the territory of Nunavut, but recognize that the way forward will require innovation and urgent work,” said President Kotierk. “Inuit call for the Government to work with us to address the …

NTI statement on federal election results

For Immediate Release:
(October 23, 2019) President Aluki Kotierk, on behalf of Nunavut Inuit, congratulates Mumilaaq Qaqqaq on her election as Member of Parliament for Nunavut and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party on their election to another term.
To MP-elect Qaqqaq, President Kotierk commented, “As you embark on your new role, we are committed to working with you to achieve the full implementation of the Nunavut Agreement. It was …

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated’s (NTI) 2018-2019 fiscal year a financial milestone

For Immediate Release:
(October 22, 2019 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut)  Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated’s (NTI) 2018-2019 fiscal year was a financial milestone. The long-term loan from the Nunavut Trust has been paid off and there is a budget surplus of $27,275,520.
“This achievement is the result of a joint effort between the Nunavut Trust, NTI and the Regional Inuit Associations,” said NTI President Aluki Kotierk. “The membership today decided to allocate these funds …

Expressions of Interest – 2 representatives to join the Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti (NNI) Tribunal

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) is inviting expressions of interest for two (2) individuals to act as Independent tribunal representatives outlined in the Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti (NNI) Regulations.
An independent NNI Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) hears and decides on complaints regarding the application of the NNI in the award of any contracts covered by the NNI
The NNI Regulations are the Government of Nunavut’s and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. preferential contracting policy designed to meet …

Revitalizing and Strengthening Inuktut in Nunavut

Nunavut, September 8, 2019
The Government of Canada, the Government of Nunavut, and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated are collaborating toward an agreement that will support, revitalize and strengthen Inuktut in Nunavut.
In accordance with section 9 of the Indigenous Languages Act, the pathfinder agreement seeks to support:

increasing access to Inuktut-language instruction in Nunavut;
increasing and maintaining the number of proficient Inuktut-speaking Inuit educators;
increasing the number of fluent Inuktut speakers in Nunavut; and
establishing the Nunavut …

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, and the Governments of Canada and Nunavut Sign Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement for Canadian Heritage Rivers

News Release
For Immediate Release
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, and the Governments of Canada and Nunavut Sign Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement for Canadian Heritage Rivers
July 9, 2019 — Kugluktuk, NU
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Government of Nunavut
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
For countless generations Inuit have relied on the land, sea and water ways as active stewards of the lands and waters in and around Nunavut. On this Nunavut Day, the Government of Canada, the Government …

Affirming the Aspiration of Nunavut

(July 9, 2019 – Kugluktuk, Nunavut)
The aspiration of Nunavut is a step closer as Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) seeks guidance for self-government from Inuit Elders and commits to becoming an Inuktut language workplace announced President Aluki Kotierk from Kugluktuk today.
“Fifty years ago, Tagak Curley wrote to Elders seeking their vision and goals,” said President Aluki Kotierk. “These letters inspired hope. Inuit organized and began negotiations which resulted in the signing …

NTI Expresses Condolences to the Family of Ludy Pudluk

(July 2nd – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) Board of Directors and President Aluki Kotierk expressed their condolences at the passing of Ludy Pudluk of Mittimatalik, Nunavut.
Pudluk first served with the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories for the High Arctic electoral district in 1975.   He has been a long standing politician, serving four terms in public office. Mr. Pudluk retired from the legislature in 1995 after serving 20 …

OAG Sounds the Alarm for High School Students and Adult Learners

Last week the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) published a report regarding Support for High School Students and Adult Learners. Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) is alarmed by the long list of barriers Inuit face to achieve basic educational requirements. .
“I am incredibly disappointed that the only requirement to graduate high school is passing grade 12 English,” said NTI President Aluki Kotierk. “With the creation of our territory Inuit expected …

Kivalliq Hall Recognized as a Residential School

For Immediate Release
Kivalliq Hall Recognized as a Residential School
(April 15, 2019 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) executive committee members Aluki Kotierk and David Ningeongan have shared that the Kivalliq Hall in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut is now a recognized Residential School under the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement and encourage former students to get photo identification.
Former students of Kivalliq Hall who attended Canada’s last Residential School between 1985 and …

Keynote Address – Inuugatta Inuktuuqta Conference

Keynote Address – Inuugatta Inuktuuqta Conference
NTI President, Aluki Kotierk
Thursday, March 28, 2019
 VISION
“Our elders were starting to feel depression: it was frightening…my question to the Elders was: ‘Is it worth saving Inuit culture? Or should we just discard it and learn white ways? They said: Inuit culture must not be lost. Inuit language must not be lost.”
-Tagak Curley
Language was a motivating factor for Inuit to work towards achieving a land …

Nunavut Health Careers Camp May 6-10, 2019 – looking for mentors and participants!

The week of May 6, 2019, Iqaluit will welcome students from across Nunavut to participate in the second annual Health Careers Camp. For any students considering health careers who are over 15 years of age and currently attending a high school in Nunavut, this camp may be for you!
We are inviting interested mentors and students to complete applications to attend this camp. Mentors may be health professionals, health promotion workers, …

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release
What: The Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation will be making a funding announcement with the Pirurvik Centre.
Where: Pirurvik Centre, Building 661, Paunna Place, Iqaluit, Nunavut
When: 1:30PM, Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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For more information:
Malaya Mikijuk
Assistant Director of Communications
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc
867 975 4907

Hope, Optimism, and a plan for a TB-free Nunavut

For Immediate Release
Hope, Optimism and a plan for a TB-free Nunavut
(March 24, 2019 – Iqaluit, Nunavut)         
March 24th is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day.
“This World TB Day is a time of hope and optimism for a TB-free Nunavut – for ourselves, for our children and for generations to come,” said Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk. “I take this opportunity to reassure Nunavut Inuit that we now have tools for …

Nunavut Inuit Left Out of the Canadian Middle Class

For Immediate Release:
Nunavut Inuit Left Out of the Canadian Middle Class
(March 20, 2019– Salliq, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) expects fair and proportional allocations from the 2019 federal budget envelope.
“Bold nation-building investments are urgently needed in Nunavut to improve Inuit lives and narrow the equity gap between Nunavut Inuit and other Canadians,” says Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Aluki Kotierk.
Specific infrastructure investments are required. Nunavut Inuit leaders anticipated direct investments in …

Call for nominations-Nunavut Inuit Resource Revenue Trust

Nunavut Inuit Resource Revenue Trust is seeking one qualified individual to serve as independent trustee for a term of four years.
An ideal candidate should have a combination of post-secondary education and relevant professional experience in the fields of finance, investment, accounting, business, law or corporate management. Priority will be given to individuals enrolled under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.
Nunavut Inuit Resource Revenue Trust was set up by Nunavut Tunngavik …

President Kotierk Congratulates Issaluk on Being Selected Cultural Ambassador during Canada 150

(February 15, 2017 – Iqaluit, Nunavut)       Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk today congratulated Iqaluit resident Johnny Issaluk on being selected to be a Cultural Ambassador during the Canada 150 celebrations.
Canada 150 Ambassadors are accomplished Canadians, trendsetters and influencers from all across the country that will educate and inspire Canadians with their wealth of knowledge in their respective fields.
Issaluk is a strong advocate for mental health and suicide prevention …

NTI Speaks Up for Use of Inuktut in Cape Dorset and across Nunavut Schools

(October 27, 2016 – Iqaluit, Nunavut)             “The incident in Cape Dorset invoked emotions on a very sensitive issue that we thought we would never live through again,” says the Vice President of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., James Eetoolook.
 
“Reports of an eighth grade student being threatened with punishment for speaking Inuktut are very disturbing,” said Eetoolook.  “As Minister Quassa has properly noted, it brings back painful memories of the past for many …

Pauktuutit’s Newest Cancer Resource

Pauktuutit’s Newest Cancer Resource
Inuusinni Aqqusaaqtara – My Journey
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa, ON (April 28, 2016) Pauktuutit Inuit women of Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new online Inuit-specific cancer resource. Rebecca Kudloo, Pauktuutit’s President, commended this new online resource and noted that “Cancer has affected many Inuit women and their families. Understanding cancer through Inuit-specific resources will enable people to improve their self-care and cancer prevention to live …

NUNAVUT INUIT RESOURCE REVENUE TRUST INDEPENDENT TRUSTEE

Nunavut Inuit Resource Revenue Trust is seeking one qualified individual to serve as independent trustee for a term of three years.
 
An ideal candidate should have a combination of post-secondary education and relevant professional experience in the fields of finance, investment, accounting, business, law or corporate management. Priority will be given to individuals enrolled under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.
 
Nunavut Inuit Resource Revenue Trust was set up by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. …

Historical Statistics for Suicide Released in Report

(September 16, 2015 – Iqaluit, Nunavut)     Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Vice-President James Eetoolook released a report that details the historical statistics related to suicide in Nunavut. The report was tabled yesterday during the testimony provided by NTI during the coroner’s inquest into suicide in Nunavut that is taking place in Iqaluit for the next two weeks.
 
Entitled “Statistical data on death by suicide by Nunavut Inuit, 1920 to 2014,” the report …

NNI POLICY APPEALS BOARD NOMINATIONS

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) is inviting
expressions of interest for appointment
as Commissioner on the Nunavummi
Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti (NNI) Policy
Contracting Appeals Board.
The NNI Policy is the Government of
Nunavut’s preferential contracting
policy designed to meet the objectives
of Nunavut Land Claims Agreement
(NLCA) Article 24.
Interested candidates must be familiar
with NLCA Article 24, the NNI Policy,
and Nunavut contracting procedures.
Please forward resumes expressing
interest by June 26, 2015.
For more information or to submit
resumes, please contact:
Evie Eegeesiak

Tel: (867) 975-4900