NR 04-42 NOR ENG Northern Strategy.doc
(December 15, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) is cautioning the federal government that Inuit support for the Northern Strategy that results from the process announced by the Prime Minister yesterday will depend on real progress being made on implementation of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA).
The Framework for a Northern Strategy announced yesterday is a positive step, a good sign that …
NR 04-39 YIR ENG Year in Review Broadcast.doc
(December 7, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. will broadcast a 90-minute televised Year-in-Review program on the Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) on December 16, 2004.
President Paul Kaludjak, 1st Vice-President and Vice-President of Finance James Eetoolook and 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak will all participate in the broadcast, organized to give NTI the opportunity to inform Beneficiaries of the initiatives being …
NR 04-40 VIO ENG Family Violence.doc
(December 6, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today spoke out concerning the organization’s commitment to end family violence in Nunavut. This commitment was renewed at NTI’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Rankin Inlet last month.
The levels of family violence in Nunavut are horribly high, and the incidents are escalating in severity. Every single day in this territory, a …
NR 04-41 NPC ENG Power Corp.doc
(November 30, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. appeared before the Utility Rates Review Council yesterday to deliver a presentation concerning the proposed general rate increase application submitted by Qulliq Energy Corporation on behalf of the Nunavut Power Corporation.
Qulliq Energy Corp.’s proposal would see the price of power for commercial users in Nunavut increase by an average of $3,800 per year.
NTI President …
NR 04-38 ARC ENG Arctic Assessment Report.doc
(November 8, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) 1st Vice-President James Eetoolook endorsed the significant findings of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment released today in Iceland by the Arctic Council.
Compiled by a team of 300 international scientists and Aboriginal experts over a period of four years, the Assessment contains dire environmental predictions for the Arctic, all of which are directly related …
NR 04-35 ECH ENG Elections Changes.doc
(November 5, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Annual General Meeting delegates today approved changes to the organization’s bylaws and elections rules. NTI President Paul Kaludjak said the changes are meant to streamline NTI Elections and Executive Member positions.
The approved changes include eliminating the position of Vice-President of Finance and transferring responsibility for NTI’s finances to the 1st Vice-President. That position will …
NR 04-34 TEN ENG Strategic Plan.doc
(November 5, 2004 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Members at the 2004 Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Annual General Meeting in Rankin Inlet today approved an updated Financial Strategic Plan to cover the period out to 2020.
The new plan updates and extends the existing Financial Strategic Plan that was developed in 2001 to cover the period up to 2011.
“The primary goal of the updated Financial Strategic …
NR 04-36 AWA ENG Awards Ceremony.doc
(November 3, 2004 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) today honoured a Rankin Inlet resident during a feast organized as part of NTI’s 2004 Annual General Meeting.
Dominic Kasadluak received the Community Recognition Award for the vast contributions he has made to his community. Kasadluak volunteers for numerous committees including recreation, justice, health, Canada Day, the Christmas games committee and the organizing …
NR 04-32 TWO ENG Oral History Second Call.doc
(October 29, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) today issued a Second Call for Proposals for the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) Oral History Project. The Second Call is designed to give Inuit Beneficiaries and Nunavut residents another opportunity to secure funding for NLCA oral history work they wish to pursue.
Though NTI received several worthwhile and interesting submissions during …
NR 04-33 AGM ENG NTI AGM.doc
(October 27, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Leaders from Nunavut’s Inuit organizations will gather in Rankin Inlet for the Annual General Meeting of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. next week, Nov. 2-4, 2004.
The meeting will draw nearly 100 participants to the community, including the NTI Executive and Board of Directors. Executive and Board members from the three Regional Inuit Associations will also participate.
AGM delegates will discuss …
NR 04-31THR ENG Throne Speech.doc
(October 5, 2004 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today applauded the federal government’s decision to work with the Territories to develop the first-ever comprehensive strategy for the North. The announcement was made by the Right Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, Canada’s Governor-General, as she delivered the Speech from the Throne this afternoon.
The development of the Northern Strategy was raised earlier this year …
NR 04-30 QAN ENG Economic Development.doc
(September 27, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Economic Forum President Monica Ell today formally presented Hon. Ethel Blondin-Andrew, Minister of State (Northern Development), and Nunavut MP Nancy-Karetak-Lindell with a new report on Nunavut’s economic development, called Qanijijuq (Preparing for the Journey).
The Nunavut Economic Forum produced Qanijijuq this fall in response to preliminary discussions held with the Hon. Larry Bagnell (Parliamentary Secretary for Indian …
NR 04-29 SUI ENG Suicide Prevention Day.doc
(September 9, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) A day before the international community recognizes World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today acknowledged the extensive suicide prevention work being undertaken by Nunavummiut.
Whether it is the critical frontline work being done at the community level, or the efforts of the newly-formed Isaksimagit Innusirmi Katujjigatigiit (Embrace Life Council), many …
NR 04-28 OHP ENG Oral History Project.doc
(August 23, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today launched the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Oral History Project. The project is the result of a 2003 NTI Board of Directors resolution that called for immediate steps to be taken to capture the oral history surrounding the negotiation of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA).
Generations of Inuit were involved in the negotiations …
NR 04-27 DFO ENG Baffin Fisheries Coalition.doc
(July 15, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak today applauded Fisheries Minister Geoff Regan’s decision to stand by the Baffin Fisheries Coalition’s request to use MV Inuksuk in the NAFO 0A Turbot Fishery.
This decision by Minister Regan is a significant step in the right direction to help us build Nunavut’s commercial fishery, said NTI’s Second Vice-President …
NR 04-26 MIN ENG Minority Government.doc
(June 29, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) President Paul Kaludjak today said that the Liberal minority government situation created by yesterday’s federal election will be good for Nunavut, making Ottawa more responsive to the needs of Inuit and other Aboriginal People across Canada.
Since 1993 when the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement was signed, we’ve had a majority government, and it’s sometimes …
NR 04-25 WLA ENG Wildlife Act Regulations.doc
(June 3, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Key organizations involved in the Nunavut Wildlife Act today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) continuing the Nunavut Wildlife Legislation Working Group.
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI), the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB) and the Government of Nunavut (GN) were all signatories to the important document that sets out the terms of reference for the development of the Regulations …
NR 04-22 GRA ENG Government Relations Advisor.doc
(May 26, 2004 Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today announced that Joanasie Akumalik will become NTI’s first Government Relations Advisor, operating out of the organization’s Ottawa office. Akumalik will report to NTI’s Chief Executive Officer.
This position was created as a result of a Board of Directors 2003 resolution that called for the development of a comprehensive political strategy in support …
NR 04-24 NLC ENG NLCA Plain Language.doc
(May 25, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today released a Plain Language Guide to the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA). Entitled Tukisittiarniqsaujumaviit, or, Would you like to have better understanding, the Guide was published to help Inuit better understand their benefits and rights under the NLCA.
The Nunavut Land Claims Agreement is the foundation of Nunavut and it is important that people …
NR 04-18 CLI ENG Climate Change Report Issued.doc
(May 19, 2004 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 1st Vice-President James Eetoolook today released the Final Report on the Elders’ Conference on Climate Change in Nunavut.
Eighteen Inuit Elders from across Nunavut gathered in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, in 2001 to discuss their observations on the impact of climate change and global warming on Nunavut’s environment. This report is a specific recording …
NR 04-23 GNB ENG GN Budget.doc
(May 18, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) In assessing the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) Budget tabled today in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), charged Ottawa with continuing to short-change the GN on resources for meeting its obligations under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA), and particularly, on Article 23.
The GN Budget tabled today has pretty much managed to hold the line and …
NR 04-19 SCD ENG NSDC Annual Report.doc
(May 11, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today released the Annual Report on the State of Inuit Culture and Society.
The Annual Report was prepared and released in accordance with Article 32 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. The Social and Cultural Development Department of the land claims organization is tasked with writing the report on behalf of NTI.
NR 04-21 NEF ENG Nuanvut Economic Forum.doc
(May 4, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Members of the Nunavut Economic Forum (NEF) today wrapped up their first Annual General Meeting in Iqaluit. The meeting represented a major turning point for Nunavut’s economy as the more than 50 participants began the process of establishing and implementing priorities laid out in the Nunavut Economic Development Strategy.
Since the release of the territory’s first Economic …
NR 04-20 MIS ENG Missile Defence Agreement.doc
(April 29, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Reacting to reports that Canada has agreed to sign onto U.S. plans for a missile defence shield for North America, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) today released correspondence indicating that the federal government has contravened its obligations to consult with Inuit.
NTI wrote to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Bill Graham in March 2002 calling on Canada to consult …
NR 04-17 DIS ENG Disabilities Conference.doc
(April 23, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. 2nd Vice-President Raymond Ningeocheak announced today that the three-day Nunavut Disabilities Task Force Meeting in Iqaluit was successful.
As the organizing force behind the initial meeting of the task force, NTI brought together disabled Nunavummiut, as well as representatives from the Government of Nunavut, the Government of Canada and the Regional Inuit Associations. Many Iqaluit residents …
NR 04-16 HOU ENG Housing Needs.doc
(April 20, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development to outline the elements of an innovative ten-year housing strategy to tackle Nunavut’s housing crisis. The strategy is being jointly developed between NTI and the Government of Nunavut.
Kaludjak’s presentation followed his participation yesterday in the first …
NR 04-15 SEC ENG Inuit Secretariat.doc
(April 19, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today applauded Prime Minister Paul Martin’s announcement of the creation of an Inuit Secretariat within the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (DIAND).
The Prime Minister made the announcement during his opening address to the participants of the Aboriginal Summit in Ottawa:
Inuit leaders have for years pointed to the absence of a secretariat …
NR 04-14 POR ENG Executive Portfolios.doc
(March 26, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Paul Kaludjak today announced that James Eetoolook has taken on the role of Acting Vice-President of Finance. Eetoolook also currently serves as NTI’s 1st Vice-President.
I have complete confidence in Mr. Eetoolook’s abilities to hold down both positions, said Kaludjak. He is an extremely experienced and competent leader and will do an excellent job.
Kaludjak stepped …
NR 04-13 WIN ENG Election Winners.doc
(March 17, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) NTI Elections Chief Returning Officer Helen Klengenberg today announced the results of the elections for President and 2nd Vice-President of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
Paul Kaludjak was elected President of NTI, beating incumbent Cathy Towtongie by 227 votes. Raymond Ningeocheak was re-elected 2nd Vice-President after beating his opponents in a landslide victory. Ningeocheak received 3,131 votes, for a total of …
NR 04-12 VOT ENG Voting Day.doc
(March 9, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) NTI Elections Chief Returning Officer Helen Klengenberg today announced that Inuit beneficiaries will head to the polls March 16, 2004 to elect a President and 2nd Vice-President to the Executive of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
Presidential candidates include:Archie AngnakakBen KovicPaul KaludjakCathy Towtongie
Candidates for 2nd Vice-President include:Stanley AnablakJeannie EvalikRaymond NingeocheakHezekiah Oshutapik
Inuit who are Canadian citizens, 16 years of age or older …
NR 04-11 ADV ENG Advance Polls.doc
(March 1, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) NTI Elections Chief Returning Officer Helen Klengenberg today announced that Advance Polls would be open in all Nunavut communities next Monday, March 8, 2004 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. local time
Advance Polls give eligible Nunavummiut the opportunity to vote ahead of time if they are unable to cast their ballots on Voting Day, March 16, 2004.
Voters are …
NR 04-10 AGR ENG Sheila Fraser.doc
(February 10, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) today applauded the report Auditor-General Sheila Fraser tabled in Parliament, linking it to the promises confirmed in last week’s Speech from the Throne.
Chapter Eight of Ms. Fraser’s report examines the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development’s mismanagement of the implementation of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Her report also highlights how poorly …
NR 04-09 MED ENG Auditor General Report.doc
(February 9, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. will hold a press conference tomorrow, Feb. 10, to officially react to Auditor-General Sheila Fraser’s report.
Chapter Eight of Ms. Fraser’s report deals with the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and their mismanagement of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement. Ms. Fraser’s report will also shed light …
NR 04-08 HEA ENG NIHB Consent Form.doc
(February 5, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today praised federal Health Minister Pierre Pettigrew’s decision to cancel the requirement for Inuit and First Nations peoples to sign a consent health form in order to receive Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB).
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. was pleased to hear that Health Canada has finally put an end to this invasive and inappropriate initiative. We were …
NR 04-07 OFF ENG Official Candidates.doc
(January 30, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today released the official list of candidates running for President and 2nd Vice-President in the NTI Elections, March 16, 2004.
A total of eight individuals will compete for the two NTI Executive positions.
Official Candidates for NTI President include:Archie Angnakak – IqaluitPaul Kaludjak – Rankin InletBen Kovic – IqaluitCathy Towtongie – Rankin Inlet
Official Candidates for NTI 2nd …
NR 04-06 BOD ENG Board of Directors.doc
(January 27, 2004 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. wrapped up its quarterly Board of Directors meeting in Cambridge Bay last week. The meeting, the last before NTI began its election campaign period this week, was held Jan. 21-22, 2004.
During the meeting, the Board passed a total of 13 resolutions, including the authorization of core funding and economic development outstanding payments to …
NR 04-05 CAN ENG Candidates.doc
(January 27, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today announced the candidates running for President and 2nd Vice-President in the NTI Elections, March 16, 2004.
When the nomination period closed yesterday, Monday, January 26, 2004, a total of eight individuals were nominated for the two NTI Executive positions.
Nominees for NTI President include:Archie Angnakak – IqaluitPaul Kaludjak – Rankin InletBen Kovic – Iqaluit
NR 04-03 IGL ENG NSDC Transition.doc
(January 16, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated today announced the transition to the Social and Cultural Development Department from the Nunavut Social Development Council (NSDC) was complete.
The transition began more than a year ago when the NTI Board of Directors decided to assume responsibility for Inuit rights and obligations under Article 32 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA). To carry out …
NR 04-02 HSP ENG Harvester Support Funding.doc
(January 14, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today announced that the budget for the Nunavut Harvesters Support Program was approved by the Nunavut Trust. The budget, which operates on the calendar year cycle, projects total expenditures of nearly $4.2 million this year.
I am sure Inuit Beneficiaries agree that this is one of the most important programs NTI offers. By allocating more …
NR 03-35 NOM ENG Nomination Period.doc
(January 5, 2004 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today announced that the Nomination Period for NTI Elections will open next week, Jan. 12, 2004. The Nomination Period will remain open for two weeks and closes Jan. 26, 2004.
The positions of NTI President and 2nd Vice-President are up for election March 16, 2004.
Eligible candidates must be Canadian citizens, must be at least 16 years …
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