Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Cathy Towtongie today congratulated Prime Minister-Designate Justin Trudeau on his election.
“I encourage Prime Minister-Designate Trudeau to be open and receptive to working with Inuit and NTI, and I look forward to developing a positive working relationship with him as we continue toward our goal to fully implement the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. When NTI met with Mr. Trudeau earlier this year, we found him to be receptive to working with Inuit to ensure our respective land claims and issues are given priority in his government,” said Towtongie.
“I am particularly pleased to learn that he has listened to Canadians and will call for an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. An inquiry is a necessary and critical step in improving the way Canada treats Indigenous women and crimes against Indigenous women,” said Towtongie.
Towtongie also offered congratulations to Liberal Party candidate Hunter Tootoo on his election as Nunavut’s Member of Parliament (MP), and thanked outgoing MP Leona Aglukkaq for her service to Nunavut.