Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President James Eetoolook today announced the creation of the Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Memorial Scholarship. Jose passed away in January after a battle with cancer. He was an internationally known and respected Inuit leader.
“Jose dedicated his life to Nunavut and the advancement of Inuit rights. His passion and dedication to education and the promotion and preservation of Inuit language enabled Inuit to make many strides. By announcing …
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today announced that Terry Audla was hired as the new chief executive officer of the organization.
Audla has been employed by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association since 2001, and has been involved with the implementation of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement since 1993.
“Terry brings nearly two decades of experience with land claims implementation with him to NTI,” said Towtongie. “We are very pleased to have him …
(February 3, 2011 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today announced that NTI has initiated planning for a monument to celebrate the significant achievements of the people involved in negotiating the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.
“On July 9, 2013, Nunavummiut will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the NLCA. To recognize this major landmark in Nunavut and Canadian history, NTI will commission a monument to commemorate the decades …
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is now accepting applications for the 2011 Kakiniit Grants program. The program was launched by NTI and the Government of Nunavut in 2007 to encourage and assist students with their cultural and academic education.
The program awards $1,000 to five students seeking to improve their cultural or traditional skills, and $1,000 to five students enrolled in academic training at a post-secondary institution. Only Beneficiaries of the Nunavut …
Iqalummiut are invited to a special memorial service for Jose Kusugak at Cadet Hall on Friday, February 4, 2011, at 2 pm. Jose reached out to people across Nunavut. An Iqaluit memorial service will allow people who were not able to attend the formal service in Rankin Inlet to pay their last respects.
A book of condolences will be available for personal messages to the Kusugak family.
Light refreshments will be …
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) is looking for energetic and dynamic individuals to fill a three-year position on the Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal. To be considered, candidates must be committed to representing the interests of Beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA). Preference will be given to candidates who are NLCA Beneficiaries. Please submit your resumes to:
The Community Liaison Officer in your community or to:
Director of Implementation
P.O. Box 638 Iqaluit, …
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is looking for energetic and dynamic individuals to fill a three-year term on the Inuit Heritage Trust Board of Directors. Candidates must be actively committed to representing the interests of Beneficiaries, and must possess a sound understanding of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. For more information or to submit resumés, please contact:
The Community Liaison Officer in your community
Implementation Monitoring Coordinator
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
Tel: (867) 975-4900 Toll-free: 1-888-646-0006
Jose Kusugak was awarded the Elijah Menarik Award by CBC North late last year.
Photo by: Franco Buscemi
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today said the Board of Directors and employees of NTI were all deeply grieving the loss of treasured friend, colleague, and mentor, Jose Kusugak. Jose passed away last night in Rankin Inlet after a courageous battle with cancer.
“Our thoughts are with …
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today announced that NTI filed an application for judicial review in the Federal Court challenging the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ decision to ban export of narwhal tusks and related products from 17 Nunavut communities.
DFO notified NTI of the ban by an undated letter in December. NTI was not made aware of the restriction prior to it being imposed, and Inuit were not consulted. …
First of all, I would like to acknowledge Minister Aglukkaq and commend her for the support she has given to TAIMA TB.
This shows the Federal Government’s willingness to help address a very significant public health concern in Nunavut, and it is appreciated.
I would also like to thank the partners standing here with me today, Premier Aariak and Minster Curley, as well as Dr. Alvarez.
As Inuit, we have all been affected …
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie said Inuit welcome the new sealing agreement Canada will sign with China this week, as announced today by federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea.
The new agreement allows Canada to export edible seal products to China. Canada is the only country permitted to export edible seal products to China under the new agreement. Canada also currently sells seal skin products in Asia.
“Inuit are always looking for …
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Inuit economic, social and cultural well-being through the implementation of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.