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2022 News Archive

NTI’s Housing Summit Concludes in Iqaluit

(November 23, 2022, Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s (NTI) Housing Summit wrapped up today after two days of discussion amongst leaders and partners from across Nunavut, Inuit Nunangat and the governments of Nunavut and Canada on how best to collaborate to address the housing crisis in Nunavut and across Inuit Nunangat.
Approximately 150 participants gathered to discuss a wide range of housing related issues around the theme of intergovernmental collaboration, and …

NTI Welcomes the Federal Government’s Decision on Baffinland’s Phase 2 Proposal

For Immediate Release
NTI Welcomes the Federal Government’s Decision on Baffinland’s Phase 2 Proposal
(November 17, 2022, Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) welcomes the decision of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, on behalf of responsible ministers, on the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s (NIRB) Reconsideration Report on Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation’s (Baffinland) Mary River Project Phase 2 Proposal issued on May 13, 2022 (the “Report”). The NIRB determined in …

Official List of Candidates

Official List of Candidates
(November 7, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Chief Returning Officer, Nancy Karetak-Lindell, announced today that the official list of candidates for the NTI election for Vice President to be held on December 12, 2022.
The official candidates are:
Jack Anawak
Paul Irngaut
Jacopoosie Peter
Clayton Tartak
Voters must be 16 years of age or older as of December 12, 2022 and be enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement.
Voters have five ways …

Unofficial List of Candidates

Unofficial List of Candidates
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Chief Returning Officer, Nancy Karetak-Lindell, announced NTI’s nomination period for the election of Vice President closed at 5.p.m. today local time.
The following candidates submitted nomination papers in accordance with NTI’s Election Rules and Procedures for the election of Vice President:
Jack Anawak
Larry Audlaluk
Paul Irngaut
Jacopoosie Peter
Clayton Tartak
Candidates have until Monday November 7, 2022 at 5 p.m. local time to withdraw their papers.
Voters must be 16 …

Nomination Period Opens for Election of NTI Vice President

(November 1, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut)  Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) will hold an election for Vice-President of NTI on December 12, 2022.
The nomination period is now open and closes on Friday, November 4, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Nomination forms for interested Candidates are available from the Chief Returning
Officer (CRO), Nancy Karetak-Lindell, your local Community Liaison Officer (CLO), Ayaya Communications (Office of the CRO), or from NTI’s website.
If you are interested …

NTI AGM concludes in Rankin Inlet

(October 20, 2022, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s (NTI) Membership concluded their Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut today after three days of discussing a wide range of issues important to Nunavut Inuit.
NTI’s Chief Financial Officer also reported to the AGM that the organization’s finances have significantly improved, including a clean audit report for 2021-2022. The external auditor observed a marked improvement in internal control and financial …

At their Annual General Meeting, NTI calls on governments of Canada and Nunavut to increase their efforts to strengthen Inuktut in Nunavut Territory

(October 20, 2022, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) The Membership of the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Annual General Meeting (AGM) passed a resolution calling on the governments of Canada and Nunavut to take legal, policy and financial action to reverse the decline of Inuktut speakers. Inuktut encompasses the dialects of Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun spoken in Nunavut.
 
NTI also calls on the governments to take all measures necessary to achieve the objectives of the …

Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Memorial Scholarship Recipients Announced

(October 19, 2022, Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk congratulates Anita Ulimaumi of Arviat and Selma Ell of Coral Harbour as the recipients of the Jose Amaujaq Kusugak (JAK) Memorial Scholarship for 2022.
The JAK Scholarship awards $5,000.00 annually to two (2) current students who embody Jose Kusugak’s passion and dedication to education, language, and advancement of Inuit rights.
Anita and Selma are both attending the Nunavut Teacher Education …

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: NTI Enrolment for Elections

In preparation for the upcoming elections for Vice-President of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) and positions for the Regional Inuit Associations, NTI encourages Nunavut Inuit to ensure their enrolment information is updated and current.
Eligible voters must be enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement, through NTI’s Enrolment Office. The Voters Lists for all elections are currently being updated until October 24, 2022.
If you have moved, changed your name, or experienced a death in …

NTI Notice of Election 2022

(October 13,2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) will hold an election for Vice-President on December 12, 2022.
To be eligible to vote you must be an Inuk enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement and be at least 16 years old on December 12, 2022.
The nomination period will open Monday, October 31, 2022 and will close Friday, November 4, 2022.
Nomination forms for interested Candidates will be available from the Chief Returning
Officer (CRO), …

NTI Election: Update on Voters List

(October 13, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut)  Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) will hold an election for Vice-President on December 12, 2022.
NTI wants to make sure that all eligible voters can vote on Election Day. Eligible voters include Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement, who are 16 years or older on December 12, 2022.
Here is how to make sure you are on the Voters’ List:

Go to NTI’s website to make sure you …

Notice to the Public

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Annual General Meeting Notice to the Public
This is a notice to the public that the 2022 Annual General Meeting of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. will be
held from October 18, 2022 to October 20, 2022 in Rankin Inlet, NU in person and VIA ZOOM and Facebook LIVE from the Singiituq Community Hall.
 
NTI Virtual Events –Annual General Meeting
 
Meeting dates: October 18-20, 2022
Meeting Time: 8:30 AM Mountain Time
 
For more information:
 
Shawn Watchorn
A/Director …

Chief Returning Officer Announced for NTI Elections for Vice-President

(October 3,2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) today announces that Nancy Karetak-Lindell, working with Ayaya Marketing & Communications, will serve as Chief Returning Officer (CRO) for the NTI Elections for Vice- President which will be held on December 12, 2022.
The nomination period for the election will run from October 31 – November 4, 2022. Eligible candidates and voters must be Canadian citizens, at least 16 years of age, …

NTI Launches Survey for Inuit Educators in Nunavut

(September 28, 2022, Iqaluit, Nunavut) Today, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) introduces a survey to learn about the experiences and perspectives of Inuit educators in Nunavut.
NTI would like to understand the challenges facing Inuit educators in Nunavut. We would like to hear from Inuit who are currently, have previously been, or are training to be an educator in Nunavut’s K-12 system. This includes people who are or who have worked as …

Remembering Raymond Ningeocheak

(September 28, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk and Vice-President James Eetoolook express deep sadness on the passing of former NTI Vice-President and Board member Raymond Ningeocheak.
“On behalf of Nunavut Inuit, I give my deepest condolences to Raymond’s family. He will forever be remembered as a true and selfless leader,” says President Aluki Kotierk.
“For nearly forty years, Raymond put the advancement of Inuit before all …

QIA and NTI Host walk for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Iqaluit, Nunavut – September 26, 2022 The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) would like to invite Iqalummiut to join them on a walk from the Igluvut Building to the Iqaluit square to recognize and pay respects on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The second annual walk, being held on September 30th, recognizes the colonial legacy of residential schools and honours Indigenous survivors, families, and communities …

Nunavut Inuit Seek the Extradition of Joannès Rivoire/ Les Inuits du Nunavut demandent l’extradition de Joannès Rivoire

(September 6, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk and a delegation of Nunavut Inuit will travel to France, September 12-15, to seek the extradition of Father Joannès Rivoire.
“We urge President Macron, Prime Minister Borne and Justice Minister Dupont-Moretti to extradite Joannès Rivoire. For 22 of the past 26 years, Rivoire has been a fugitive wanted in Canada for prosecution. During this time, Rivoire has been …

Inuit Organizations Challenge the Government of Nunavut’s Move to Transfer Mining Companies’ Property Tax Liabilities to Inuit

(August 11,2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) and the Regional Inuit Associations (collectively with NTI, the “Inuit Organizations”) filed a lawsuit on August 10, 2022 challenging the Government of Nunavut’s move to transfer mining companies’ property tax liabilities to Inuit.  On May 27, 2022, the Government of Nunavut brought into force Bill 55 – An Act to Amend the Property Assessment and Taxation Act (PATA), which was passed …

Nunavut Inuit Attend Pope’s Apology

(July 26, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk and a delegation of fifty-five Nunavut Inuit attended Pope Francis’ apology for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in and the abuses suffered at residential schools.
“Inuit have finally been heard and their experiences acknowledged. I give my thanks to the survivors for being in attendance and for being open to their own healing. I am moved by their …

NTI Acquires The Spirit of Intergenerational Trauma

(July 22, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) has acquired The Spirit of Intergenerational Trauma, a multimedia sculpture, from artist Jesse Tungilik.
“It is my sincere hope that this sculpture will inspire dialogue in Nunavut about human rights, reconciliation, the resilience of Inuit and the enduring love between a parent and their child. I thank Jesse for sharing his story through this sculpture,” says NTI President Aluki Kotierk.
“We ask Pope …

Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation Scholarship Program – Call for Applications

(July 18, 2022 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation (NTF) will be accepting Scholarship applications from July 18, 2022 to August 31, 2022 for the Post-Secondary Scholarship and the Skills and Employment Advancement Scholarship.
NTF Scholarships can be used towards tuition, fees, books, materials and program supplies, travel and accommodation, living expenses, childcare, meals and student debt.
$1500 Skill & Employment Advancement: Recipients will be enrolled in a recognized program related …

Congratulations to the Nunavut Day Contest Winners!

(July 13, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) would like to congratulate this year’s winners for NTI’s Home Cook Challenge, Decorating Contest and the Colouring Contest!
This year NTI was able to celebrate in-person and outdoors, as well as online.
Home Cook Challenge winners
Qikiqtaaluk region:                                               Kivalliq region: …

Meta announces Inuktitut as official language on Facebook desktop New language settings to support Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated’s efforts to strengthen and promote the vitality of Inuit language

IQALUIT, NU, July 8, 2022 / – Today, Meta is proud to announce Inuktitut is available as a language setting on Facebook desktop. The initiative to translate Facebook to Inuktitut is the culmination of a four-year partnership with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) to promote the daily use of the Inuit language spoken in communities across Nunavut.
The translated interface is now available to the more than 35,000 people across the Inuit …

Nunavut Day Celebrations

(July 7, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) will celebrate Nunavut Day 2022 with many activities.  This year’s events will see some outdoor gatherings and online virtual activities.
NTI virtual online contests:

Back by popular demand! The Home Cook Challenge, an online cooking contest for kids and adults.  Contestants make their favourite recipe, take a photo and send it in. Contest closed July 3rd.  NTI received over 80 recipes; winners …

Public Service Annoucement

Nunavut Inuit Participation in Pope Francis’ Visit to Canada
Nunavut Inuit interested in attending or participating in events relating to Pope Francis’ visit to Canada to apologise for the legacy of residential schools are asked to register with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI).
NTI, Inuit Tapariit Kanatami (ITK) and the other Inuit regions are working together to plan:

Travel for Inuit to attend
Opportunities for Inuit to speak with the Pope on their experiences
Inuit cultural …

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Public Service Annoucement

Nunavut Inuit interested in attending or participating in events relating to Pope Francis’ visit to Canada to apologise for the legacy of residential schools are asked to attend an information session hosted by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI):
Chesterfield Inlet
Monday, July 4
6:00-8:00PM
Culture Centre
NTI, Inuit Tapariit Kanatami and the other Inuit regions are working together to plan:

Travel for Inuit to attend
Opportunities for Inuit to speak with the Pope on their experiences
Inuit cultural and …

Nunavut Day Home Cook Challenge!

Home Cook Challenge
Submit your favourite northern recipe!
Deadline for participants to apply is July 3.
Winners will be announced on Nunavut Day!
To qualify you must be a home cook and not a professional cook or chef from any Nunavut establishment.
Download (PDF, 155KB)
Nunavut Day 2022
 

Nunavut Inuit Participation in Pope Francis’ Visit to Canada

(June 23, 2022, Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Inuit interested in attending or participating in events relating to Pope Francis’ visit to Canada to apologise for the legacy of residential schools are asked to register with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI).
NTI, Inuit Tapariit Kanatami and the other Inuit regions are working together to plan:

Travel for Inuit to attend
Opportunities for Inuit to speak with the Pope on their experiences
Inuit cultural and spiritual ceremony

 by July …

NTI Applauds NIRB Decision on Baffinland’s Phase 2 Proposal

(May 16, 2022, Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) welcomes the decision of the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) in its Reconsideration Report on Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (Baffinland)’s proposal on Mary River Project Phase 2.
The NIRB concluded (p. 252 of the Report):

the “Phase 2 Development Proposal has the potential to result in significant adverse ecosystemic and socio-economic effects in Nunavut and the potential for transboundary effects on marine mammals …

NTI Statement Regarding NIRB Report on Baffinland’s Phase 2 Proposal

(May 13, 2022, Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) acknowledges the receipt of Nunavut Impact Review Board’s (NIRB) Report on Baffinland Iron Mine Corporation’s (Baffinland) proposal on Mary River Project Phase 2.
NTI is currently reviewing the Report and plans to provide further comments on the content of the Report at a later time.
NTI acknowledges the hard work of NIRB members and staff in reaching this final milestone, and appreciates the …

Partnership to Train Inuit Doctors

(May 4, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) With the goal of increasing the number of Inuit physicians, the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) have partnered with the University of Ottawa Medical School to secure seats and provide targeted supports to students.
The Government of Nunavut, Department of Health, has secured up to two seats beginning in September 2023. All eligible applicants to this stream are entitled to apply for …

NTI Intervenes with Systemic Discrimination in Education at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

(April 29, 2022, Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk has urged the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) to intervene in Canada’s failure to address systemic discrimination in education.
President Kotierk intervened during the UNPFII’s discussion on education and human rights. She reported that systemic destruction and discrimination of Indigenous languages in Canada is on-going through both Canadian federal and Nunavut territorial legislation, policy, and practice.
The …

NTI COVID-19 VACCINATION DRAW WINNERS ANNOUNCED

(April 29, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk today announced the winners of the COVID-19 vaccination draw.
Nunavut Inuit, enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement, over the age of five were automatically entered into the draw. The draw was conducted in Rankin Inlet by Vice-President James Eetoolook and staff and was witnessed by elder Hannah Benoit.
Winners in Nunavut receive a snowmobile. There were also two cash prizes …

GN Claims Inuit Children Have No Right to Be Educated in Inuktut in it’s Motion to Dismiss NTI’s discrimination lawsuit

(April 25, 2022, Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) expresses disappointment with the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) motion to dismiss NTI’s Claim for Equality Rights of Inuit Children and Youth (the “Claim”) as per s. 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the “Charter”).
On October 13, 2021, NTI, along with Inuit plaintiffs representing parents of Inuit students, filed a Claim asserting that by enacting amendments to the Education …

NTI COVID-19 VACCINATION DRAW

(April 19, 2022, Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Encouraging Inuit to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. Nunavut Inuit who are fully vaccinated will be eligible to win 1 of 25 snowmobiles on April 25, 2022.
Nunavut Inuit, enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement, over the age of five will be automatically entered into the draw. Individuals who have their names drawn will need to show proof of vaccination by April 29, 2022. …

Cultural and Healing Program – Call for Applications

(April 11, 2022, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation (NTF) Cultural and Healing Program. Inuit can apply for project funding for 1) programs that address the harms and intergenerational effects of residential schools 2) traditional on-the-land programs 3) the teaching of Inuit history, culture, languages and traditions.
Individual and groups of Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement, …

APPLICATION PERIOD FOR JOSE AMAUJAQ KUSUGAK SCHOLARSHIP NOW OPEN

(April 4, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk today announced that the application period for the Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Scholarship is now open.
The application period will run from April 4 to July 9, 2022. Applicants must write a 500-word essay that describes in detail how the applicant will use their education to promote Inuit rights, identity, language, and culture.
Jose Amaujaq Kusugak dedicated his life to …

NTI is Encouraging Inuit to Apply for the Inuktut Education Innovation Fund

(April 4, 2022, Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) announces a Call for Proposals for the newly established Inuktut Education Innovation Fund. The Inuktut Education Innovation Fund was created to provide and enhance opportunities for Inuit to advance Inuit Language and Culture education in Nunavut’s Education system.
Funding from the Inuktut Education Innovation Fund can be applied towards:

research on innovative measures, education methods, curriculum development and best practices in the delivery …

NTI Board of Directors Meeting Concluded in Ikaluktuutiaq

(March 28, 2022, Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Board of Directors concluded their Board of Directors meeting last week in Iqaluktuutiaq.
Highlights from the meeting include resolutions:
The Board of Directors supports Phase 1 of the CanArctic Inuit Network’s SednaLink Undersea Fibre Project. NTI calls on the Government of Nunavut to reconsider its plans to bring fibre to Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet and engage with NTI on how to maximize the …

Equality on World TB Day

For Immediate Release
President Kotierk calls for Substantive Equality on World TB Day
(March 24, 2022, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut) NTI President Aluki Kotierk proclaims March 24 as World Tuberculosis (TB) Day in Nunavut and seeks additional federal investments towards substantive equality to save Inuit lives.
“TB is a preventable and curable disease. We must work together expeditiously to meet Canada’s 2030 target date for TB elimination in Inuit Nunangat. This will require federal …

NTI Encouraged with Katujjiluta

(March 22, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) is encouraged with the sixth Government of Nunavut mandate, Katujjiluta, including in its development and priorities.
“For the first time since the creation of Nunavut 23 years ago, NTI was closely involved in developing the Government of Nunavut mandate including attending the full caucus meeting where the mandate was being discussed. Nunavut was created by Inuit through the Nunavut Agreement, a …

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Board of Directors Meeting
Notice to the Public
This is a notice to the public that the 2022 Board of Directors Meeting of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. will be held from March 22 to March 24, 2022, in Cambridge Bay, NU in person and VIA ZOOM and Facebook LIVE from the Community Hall.
All COVID-19 measures will be followed, including social distancing, frequent hand washing and limiting the number of people …

THE SECOND LAUNCH OF INUKTUUQTA! WRITING PRIZE

(March 3, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk is pleased to launch the second Inuktuuqta! Inuktut Writing Prize.
The Inuktuuqta! Inuktut Writing Prize will award one author with $80,000 and support to continue writing over a year, including a writing residency and mentorship, to develop their material into a full-length book. Four additional prizes will be awarded in the values of $10,000, $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000. …

Public Service Announcement

Public Service Announcement
Start: March 1, 2022
End: March 4, 2022
Community survey to Support Inuit lead health research
(March 1, 2022– Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) is asking Nunavummiut to fill out the Qanuippitaa? Community Engagement Survey.
Qanuippitaa? National Inuit Health Survey (QNIHS) is an Inuit-led health research project that will inform decision-making to improve health and wellness among Inuit in Canada that will take place in all 25 communities in Nunavut in 2023 …

NTI Distributing 10,600 Antigen Tests to Nunavut Daycares and Elders’ Homes

(February 16, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) COVID-19 programs are evolving to adapt to new technologies and needs.
Depending on weather conditions, 6,300 Artron COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests will be arriving in Rankin Inlet today. These tests will be distributed to Nunavut daycares to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 among young children who cannot be vaccinated at this time and long-term care facilities. A second shipment of …

NTI Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Draw

(January 26, 2022 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) is pleased to launch a COVID-19 vaccination draw. Nunavut Inuit who are fully vaccinated will be eligible to win 1 of 25 snowmobiles on April 25, 2022.
“I would like to thank all the Nunavut Inuit who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. We are excited to be launching this draw to recognize the importance of vaccination and public safety. If you …

NTI Isolation Kit Program – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

NTI Isolation Kit Program – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Introduction
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) provides support to Inuit who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are required to isolate for 14 days as a result of contact tracing and are in a Nunavut community with active COVID-19 cases. It is vital that we all follow the public health measures that are put in place by Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) which includes …