For Immediate Release
(March 30, 2023, Iqaluit, Nunavut) This week, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) became aware of possible fraudulent enrolment of Amira and Nadya Gill in the Nunavut Agreement. Karima Manji claimed that twins Amira and Nadya Gill were her adopted children and identified an Inuk woman as their birth mother.
NTI has received information from the woman identified as their birth mother that Amira and Nadya Gill are not her children. Today, she initiated the process to have Amira and Nadya removed from the Inuit enrolment list. The Iqaluit Community Enrollment Committee will review the removal application and make a decision.
NTI’s enrolment process is a robust process governed by Article 35 of the Nunavut Agreement and the Enrolment Manual adopted by the Community Enrolment Committees. The Community Enrolment Committee for each Nunavut community reviews applications and makes each decision carefully, after reviewing relevant supporting evidence of eligibility. This case is the first of its kind under the NTI enrolment program. To prevent any potential fraud in the future, NTI is working with the Community Enrolment Committees to take additional measures to further strengthen the enrolment application and review process.
Director of Communications
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
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