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NTI Applauds Announcement of Commissioner of Modern Treaty Implementation

For Immediate Release

(May 7, 2024 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) applauds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement of the intention to create a new Agent of Parliament, the Commissioner of Modern Treaty Implementation (CMTI).

“The creation of a Commissioner of Modern Treaty Implementation demonstrates a real step towards genuine collaboration from Canada. Modern Treaties are key to the Inuit-Crown relationship, and their full implementation can go a long way to improving conditions in Inuit communities,” said NTI President Aluki Kotierk. “NTI is eager to begin co-drafting the legislation needed to create the Commissioner of Modern Treaty Implementation.”

NTI has been advocating for an independent body to review and monitor Canada’s implementation of the Nunavut Agreement, and other modern treaties, since joining with other modern treaty holders to form the Land Claims Agreement Coalition (LCAC) in 2003. The presence of a commissioner who reports directly to Parliament on the implementation of modern treaties is an extraordinarily positive development in the relationship between Nunavut Inuit and Government of Canada

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Media Contact:
Kevin Kablutsiak
Director of Communications
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

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