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2000 News Archive

NTI To Start Hotline for Problems with Gun Law

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (December 20, 2000) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) will be setting up a toll free telephone line to hear from Inuit Beneficiaries about problems they face due to the coming into force of the Federal Firearms Act. Inuit who are experiencing difficulties with applying for licenses, or other matters related to the legislation or regulations, can phone to let NTI know about the …

New Mission Statement and Board Policies Kicks Off New NTI Governance Model

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (December 20, 2000) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) has a new Mission Statement as the first step in creating a new governance model for the organization. The new Mission for NTI is
Inuit Economic, Social and Cultural Well-being Through Implementation of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.
The Mission Statement replaces a six paragraph statement adopted in October 1996.
Our new Mission Statement, and the creation …

NTI President Reinstated

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (December 4, 2000) Paul Quassa has been reinstated as president of Nunuavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI). The reinstatement is effective immediately.
On Thursday November 30, Quassa delivered a cheque for $25,528.31 to NTI. This cheque covers the amount owed by Quassa for personal expenses charged to NTI, except for $3,498.60 in pre-approved expenses that will be recovered through salary deductions.
Paul Quassa has …

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc Finishes New Ideas, New Initiatives Annual General Meeting

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 23, 2000) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) adjourned its Annual General Meeting on Saturday November 18, after four and one half days of deliberations on a wide range of issues.
The meeting was expected to finish on Friday but business was not concluded even though the Members sat until nearly 3 o’clock on Saturday morning. A break was called and the meeting reconvened …

NTI President Conditionally Reinstated by Annual General Meeting

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Arviat, Nunavut (November 18, 2000) Delegates to the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Annual General Meeting, being held in Arviat, voted today to conditionally reinstate President Paul Quassa as of January 31, 2001. The President will be reinstated on the following conditions:
By January 31, 2001, all outstanding debts owed to NTI will be repaid;all future expenditures of the President and the President’s office are kept …

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc Donates to Arviat Community Organizations

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Arviat, Nunavut (November 17, 2000) Acting President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), James Eetoolook, presented a cheque for $1,440 to Arviat Minor Hockey Association during a community feast held as part of the events connected to the NTI Annual General Meeting.
We have a delegate and two AGM technicians billeted with a host, Joe Baines, who requested that instead of paying him for billeting, …

First Inuk Graduates with MBA Nunavut Tunngavik 2nd Vice President Congratulates Former Staff Member

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Rankin-Inlet, Nunavut (November 8, 2000) An important milestone was passed on October 22, 2000. Helen Klengenberg, former Director of Human Resources at Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI), graduated from St. Mary’s University with a Masters of Business Administration degree. She is the first Inuk to earn this advanced academic distinction.
We are very proud of Helen, said Raymond Ningeocheak, 2nd Vice President of NTI. She worked …

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Board Continues Quassa Suspension

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 6, 2000) The Board of Directors of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) has decided to continue Paul Quassa’s suspension as President. The issue of the suspension was revisited at a special meeting of the Board, with Quassa’s participation, on November 6.
Paul Quassa has not met all of the requirements outlined in the October 27 Board resolution suspending him, and so will remain …

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Board Suspends President

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (October 31, 2000) The Board of Directors of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) has suspended President Paul Quassa, effective October 31. The action was taken at a special meeting of the Board held by teleconference on the afternoon and evening of October 27, 2000.
The Board of Nunavut Tunngavik has an obligation to the Beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement to ensure …

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Announces Theme for Annual General Meeting “New Ideas, New Initiatives” theme provides new impetus for NTI

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (October 25, 2000) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) today announced the theme for its Annual General Meeting, to be held mid November in Arviat. The theme is “New Ideas, New Initiatives’.
In December 1999, an independent review of the first five years of implementing the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement concluded that while many important steps had been taken, there was much more to …

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Encourages Government of Nunavut to Protect Inuit Impacted by Fuel Price Increase

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (October 25, 2000) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) today reaffirmed its position that Inuit affected by the announced increase in oil and gasoline prices should be protected.
NTI has been watching the escalation of oil prices on the world market with great concern, said James Eetoolook, 1st Vice President. We have lobbied the Government of Nunavut to consider the impact of fuel price …

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Board Completes Board Meeting in Repulse Bay

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (October 24, 2000) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) held its Board Meeting from October 17 through October 19, 2000 at Repulse Bay. Over the course of three days of deliberation, the Board considered a wide range of issues important to the Beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Some key resolutions included:
Turbot AllocationThe resolution directs Legal counsel to apply to the Supreme …

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Will Continue to Celebrate Nunavut Day on July 9

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (October 20, 2000) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) today announced its continued support for the celebration of July 9 as Nunavut Day, in spite of the government of Nunavut decision to not declare it as an official Territorial holiday.
The Governor-General of Canada proclaimed the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement into law, protected by the Constitution, on July 9, 1993. It is a critical day …

Nunavut Tunngavik To Appeal Federal Court Decision on Turbot Allocation

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Repulse-Bay, Nunavut (October 19, 2000) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) will continue its legal battle over the Federal Turbot allocation.
On Tuesday October 17, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the Turbot Quota appeal brought by NTI. The case challenges the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans’ Turbot Allocations for 1998 to 2002 for the waters surrounding Baffin Island.
NTI will seek leave to appeal the decision …

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Board Advises Inuit in Nunavut to Comply with Firearms Act

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Repulse-Bay, Nunavut (October 19, 2000) In spite of the court challenge mounted by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), the Board decided yesterday to advise Inuit in Nunavut to register under the Firearms Act. Those not registered by December 31, 2000 will no longer be able to purchase ammunition.
The Firearms Act contravenes the rights of Inuit as enshrined in the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, said …

NTI Reaffirms Support for a Single Time Zone in Nunavut

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (October 03, 2000) Nunavut Tunngavik today announced its support of Government of Nunavut action to stop using Daylight Saving Time in the Territory.
Since our Annual General Meeting in Cambridge Bay in 1998, a single time zone for Nunavut has been the official policy of NTI, says Paul Quassa, President of Nunavut Tunngavik. We recognize that while most people agree with a …


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Iqaluit, Nunavut (July 27, 2000) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Second Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak made the decision to meet with officials from the Greenland Government during the 20th Anniversary of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference in Knuuk, Greenland, held recently.
As Wildlife issues is one of my responsibilities within Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. I am pleased to inform the Inuit of Nunavut that the meeting this year …