Aajiiqatigiinniq, a new protocol that succeeds Iqqanaijaqatigiit, was signed today by Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie. Aajiiqatigiinniq broadly sets out a working relationship that focuses on greater partnership on areas of encouraging self-reliance, raising the standard of living of Inuit, and working together to develop and renew policies, programs, services, and legislation.
“This document reflects the cooperation between the Government of Nunavut and NTI,” said Premier Eva Aariak. “It demonstrates our renewed commitment to strengthen our working relationship that benefits Nunavummiut and guides government and NTI.”
“I am excited about this protocol, which builds upon the 1999 Clyde River protocol and 2004 Iqqanaijaqatigiit,” said Towtongie. “Working together on the Aajiiqatigiinniq priority areas is of primary concern to NTI, and I know that with true partnership we can achieve great things.”
Aajiiqatigiinniq is an on-going commitment the GN and NTI have made to act on and implement the identified propriety areas that will improve life in Nunavut.
The document can be found at www.gov.nu.ca or www.tunngavik.com .