Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation (NTF) was created by NTI to manage surplus funds from the Common Experience Payment Fund of the Residential School Settlement Agreement. NTI’s Inuit Programs & Services Department administers the Tunngavik Foundation Scholarship Program and the Cultural & Healing Program on behalf of NTF.
Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation administers two programs:
- Tunngavik Foundation Scholarships Program makes funds available to former residential school students, their immediate and extended families and/or their intergenerational grandchildren for educational purposes. Two scholarship options are available to Inuit students registered under the Nunavut Agreement: The Post-Secondary Scholarship and the Skills & Employment Advancement Scholarship.
- Cultural & Healing Program allows Inuit to apply for project funding for 1) programs that address the harms and intergenerational effects of residential school 2) traditional on-the-land programs 3) the teaching of Inuit history, culture, languages, and traditions. Individuals and groups of Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, urban and friendship centres, and early childhood centres are eligible to apply for up to a maximum of $25,000 for any of the above-mentioned programs.
Lucy Maynard, Program Officer
Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation
P.O. Box 280
Rankin Inlet, NU X0C 0G0
Toll Free: 1-888-236-5400