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2001 News Archive

NTI – Results of Commons Committee on Bill C-33 Unacceptable

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IQALUIT, Nunavut (November 1, 2001) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) today announced its great disappointment with the results of the House of Commons Standing Committee deliberations on Bill C-33, The Nunavut Waters and Surface Rights Tribunal Act The Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources has been considering the Bill for the last several weeks.
There are four significant and important changes to …

Supreme Court makes decision on Turbot Quota and further discussions are underway

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (October 24, 2001) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated announced their dissatisfaction with the decision by the Supreme Court of Canada to dismiss their application for a share of their turbot quota in Davis Strait.
“We are aware that this decision for pursuing a turbot quota has been review by the Supreme Court of Canada,” said James Etoolook, Acting President for NTI. “because of that, …

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Announces Slate of Candidates for Executive Elections

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IQALUIT, Nunavut (October 16, 2001) Nunuavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) today announced the names of candidates nominated for Executive office in the organization. Elections are scheduled for December 10 for the positions of First Vice President and Vice President of Finance. A by-election to fill the vacant position of President will also be held on the same date.
There was one candidate for the position of …

NTI AGM in Pangnirtung Great Success

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IQALUIT, Nunavut (October 16, 2001) The Annual General Meeting of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) was held in Pangnirtung, Nunavut from October 9 to 12, 2001. The meeting was considered by all to be a great success.
Over the course of the four day meeting, discussions were held concerning progress on resolutions passed at last year’s AGM in Arviat; changes to NTI Bylaws and Election Rules …

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Moves Business Development Department to Iqaluit, Announces New Staff Appointments,

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IQALUIT, Nunavut (October 3, 2001) Nunuavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) today announced the appointment of Udloriak Hanson Comeau as Director of Business Development. She will be working out of the Iqaluit office, as the Business Development Department, which had been based in Rankin Inlet, has been relocated to Iqaluit.
Mrs. Comeau holds a Diploma in Management Studies from Arctic College and a Degree in Business Administration …

Elections, Financial Statements and Staffing Progress Report at NTI Board Meeting

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (September 17, 2001) The board of Directors for Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated ended their meeting in Qikiqtarjuaq, September 13, 2001.
The meeting was opened by NTI’s Acting President, James Etoolook, followed by welcoming remarks from the Mayor of Qikiqtarjuaq, Lootie Thomasie reprsenting the hamlet and the Inuit of the community.
The agenda included NTI Elections, 2002/2003 Financial Statements and Auditor’s Reports for …

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Announces Vice President of Finance, 2nd Vice President Positions to Become Part-Time

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IQALUIT, Nunavut (September 17, 2001) At its Board Meeting in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) changed the positions of Vice President of Finance and 2nd Vice President. Each position will become part time when the current holders of the positions complete their terms. At present, both are full time positions.
We authorized a study earlier this year to look at these positions, said James Eetoolook, …

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Announces Election Dates

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IQALUIT, Nunavut (September 13, 2001) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) officially announced today the Nomination and Election dates for the 2001 Election.
Elections are being held for 1st Vice President and Vice President of Finance. A By-Election for the vacant position of President will be held concurrently.
Important dates include:
October 1, 2001 9:00 am local time Nominations open October 15, 2001 5:00 pm local time Nominations …

NTI asks Where are the Firearms Licenses?

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (August 10, 2001) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc’s Acting President, James Eetoolook, has not yet received his Firearms Acquisition Permit, nearly a year after he applied for it.
If I haven’t received mine, said Eetoolook, I have to wonder how many others haven’t received theirs.
The temporary permits some Beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement received expired at the end of June. Without the permit, …

NTI Appoints Chief Returning Officer and Announces Nomination Period for Election

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (August 8, 2001) James Eetoolook, Acting President of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI) today announced the appointment of Sandy Kusugak as Chief Returning Officer for the upcoming NTI elections.
We are pleased that Sandy Kusugak has agreed to take on this important role, said Eetoolook. She has considerable experience in running elections and that will be very valuable. We expect things to go very …

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc Appoints Director of Finance

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RANKIN-INLET, Nunavut (March 23, 2001) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter B. Rose as Director of Finance. Mr. Rose is a Chartered Accountant with over twenty years experience in financial management.
We are happy to have Peter join us’ said Bernadette Tungilik, NTI’s Vice President of Finance. His experience in private practice and with a wide range …

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated President Resigns

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GIqaluit, Nunavut (March 17, 2001) James Etoolook, on behalf of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, today accepted the resignation of Paul Quassa as President of the Organization. Quassa stated he is resigning due to personal reasons and the need for more time with family.
“Board members of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated came together to deal with the resignation and accept it with regret” said James Etoolook, 2nd Vice …

Training Works: Laura Kowmuk Becomes NTI Business Development Director

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IQALUIT, Nunavut (March 16, 2001) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) has a new Director of Business Development. Laura Kowmuk will take up her new duties on April 1, 2001. Her appointment is the culmination of a three year training program.
The training program involved both formal coursework at Nunavut Arctic College and a range of non-formal educational activities. The non-formal aspects included mentorship, research …

NTI on GN Budget ~ Some Good News, More Not So Good

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IQALUIT, Nunavut (February 27, 2001) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) reacted strongly to the Budget presented by Minister Kelvin Ng to the Legislature today.
There is some good news in today’s Budget, said Paul Quassa, President of NTI, But we have serious concerns as well. Only half the houses will be built this year as last year and while several new schools will be …

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc Finishes Board Meeting In Arctic Bay

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IQALUIT, Nunavut (February 26, 2001) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) finished its Board of Directors Meeting in Arctic Bay, Nunavut on February 22, 2001. A wide range of issues was discussed over the course of the three day meeting.
A community feast and dance were held the evening of February 20, and donations were made by NTI to the Dog Team Race Committee, Inuujaq School …

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI)Will Hold Its Next Board Meeting In Arctic Bay, Nunavut

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IQALUIT, Nunavut (February 2, 2001) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) is scheduled to hold its next Board of Directors Meeting in Arctic Bay, Nunavut from February 20 to 22, 2001.
Niore Iqalukjuaq will give welcoming remarks as Mayor of the community. There will also be a presentation regarding Akitsiraq Law School on the first day of the meeting.
The Chief Administrative Officer will …

NTI Firearms Hotline Opens Monday Beneficiaries can call 1 800 780 4036 for Information and to Discuss Problems

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (January 5, 2001) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc’s Firearms Hotline will be up and running on Monday January 8, 2001. NTI set up the 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, getting their license issued, purchasing ammunition or other matters related …

NTI Wins Polar Bear Case

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Iqaluit, Nunavut (January 4, 2001) NTI is pleased with the decision by Justice Kilpatrick of the Nunavut Court of Justice on the case involving polar bear hunting by traditional means. The Judge ruled that the Minister of Sustainable Development’s decision to disallow the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board’s approval of Noah Kadlak’s hunting of a polar bear by use of a spear and dogs …