(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 the Kivalliq Inuit Association. Funding to the Kivalliq Inuit Association was upheld until the Regional Inuit Association provided up-to-date financial records to NTI.
A resolution was passed concerning NTI’s need to record the history of the negotiation of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. It was recognized that this history is a valuable part of the modern cultural history of the Inuit of Nunavut and that if those who participated in it do not tell the story soon, that story will be lost forever. In accordance with the resolution, NTI will seek out other organizations and individuals to participate in this project. The Board committed $50,000 for this project, noting that further funding would be sought from governmental and non-governmental sources.
Resolutions concerning appointments to various Inuit organizations were also passed, including the appointment of Robert Stanbury as Election Commissioner for NTI Elections. Stanbury currently serves as the Integrity Commissioner for the Government of Nunavut.
The next regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting will take place in May 2004.
For further information:
Director of Communications
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Tel: (867) 975-4914
Cell: (867) 975-1337