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October 31, 2023

Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee Leaders met in Ottawa to drive progress on shared priorities for building a prosperous Inuit Nunangat

NationTalk: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, co-chaired the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee (ICPC) on Monday. Since the signing of the Inuit Nunangat Declaration in 2017, the Government of Canada and Inuit leaders have continued to meet three times annually...

September 29, 2023

ITK Board Of Directors, Delegates, Reaffirm United Opposition To Illegitimate Identity Claims At Nain AGM

NationTalk: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami hosted its Board of Directors meeting September 27 in Nain, followed by its Annual General Meeting on September 28. MDuring the Board meeting, Directors endorsed a shared responsibility governance model to contribute to the reform of the federal Inuit Child First Initiative (ICFI). ICFI was created through the Inuit Crown Partnership...

April 1, 2020

Inuit – Crown Bilateral Meetings

Implementation of initiatives begun during the previous mandate: Fully implement Child and Family Services and Indigenous Languages legislation Develop a National Action Plan following Inquiry into MMIWG Continue to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action Continue support for nation re-building Address critical infrastructure needs New Commitments Advance co-development of legislation to implement...

September 20, 2019

Inuit – Crown Bilateral Meetings

In ITK Priorities for Election 2019, ITK calls on the next federal government to take action in the following areas: Social infrastructure and suicide prevention (including Inuit mental health, family violence shelters and transitional housing, and addictions treatment centres) Housing Renewable energy and climate action Inuit-Crown partnership Infrastructure and economic self-reliance (including marine and air...

August 14, 2019

Qikiqtani Truth Commission: Government of Canada Apology

Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations delivered an official apology on behalf of the Government of Canada to the Qikiqtani Inuit for the Government’s actions in the Qikiqtani region between 1950 and 1975. “During this period, Government policies included forced relocation and family separation of Qikiqtani Inuit, the killing of qimmiit (sled dogs), who were...

April 4, 2019

Inuit – Crown Bilateral Meetings

During the meeting, the Prime Minister and Committee members reflected on the important progress made this past year. These accomplishments include: The release of the co-developed Inuit Nunangat Housing Strategy, which will help improve housing conditions across Inuit regions of Canada, and develop Inuit-led housing solutions that reflect Inuit lifestyles, traditions, and culture. The endorsement...

June 26, 2018

Inuit – Crown Bilateral Meetings

Meeting provided an opportunity for Inuit leaders and federal Ministers to review progress on the seven priority areas defined in year one of the Committee and discuss concrete actions to move forward on work plans and the eight priorities for the second year of the Committee as identified by Inuit and the Crown during the...

March 29, 2018

Inuit – Crown Bilateral Meetings

During the meeting, the Prime Minister and Inuit leaders reflected on the important progress made to strengthen the Inuit-Crown relationship and to address key social, economic, cultural, and environmental issues together. These accomplishments include: Long-term funding to support housing in Nunavut and an Inuit-led housing plan in the Inuit regions of Nunavik, Nunatsiavut, and Inuvialuit...

January 22, 2018

Pauktuutit Inuit Women MOU with ITK

President Natan Obed to officially sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK). We hope this MOU will strengthen the working relationship between Pauktuutit and ITK by respecting and supporting both of our organization’s mandates. We are eager to continue to work with ITK to uplift...

September 29, 2017

Inuit – Crown Bilateral Meetings

Meeting involved discussion and commitment to enhancing the efficiency of the federal approach to Inuit Nunangat-specific funding and policy development. This approach would strengthen Inuit self-determination and advance reconciliation by ensuring that federal policies and funding allocations recognize Inuit as one people with one culture, who have diverse arrangements for governance. Inuit leaders and federal...

May 18, 2017

Inuit – Crown Partnership Priorities

Inuit leaders met with federal ministers to discuss work-plans on each of these priority item including short, medium and long-term objectives and goals that will be finalized in the coming monthsMay 18, 2017 – Inuit leaders met with federal ministers to discuss work-plans on each of these priority item including short, medium and long-term objectives...

February 9, 2017

Inuit Nunangat Declaration

Inuit Nunangat which means “the place where Inuit live” in Inuktitut, is comprised of four regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region (Northwest Territories) Nunavut Nunavik (Northern Quebec) and Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador) On February 9, 2017, Inuit regional leaders, ITK and the Prime Minister signed a historic Inuit Nunangat Declaration which created a permanent, bilateral Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee...

February 9, 2017

Inuit Nunangat Declaration on Inuit-Crown Partnership

Whereas Inuit are an Indigenous rights-holding people under the Constitution. It is on the basis of this special relationship that Inuit are entering into a bilateral partnership with the Government of Canada to take action on shared priorities; Whereas the Government of Canada has committed to renewing the Inuit-Crown relationship based on the recognition of...

April, 2014

Qikiqtani Truth Commission: Final Report: Achieving Saimaqatigiingniq

Qikiqtani Truth Commission Final Report: Achieving Saimaqatigiingniq – April, 2014: The Federal Government has never formally responded to the recommendations published in the Qikiqtani Truth Commission Final Report: Achieving Saimaqatigiingniq The QTC was established by the QIA to create a more accurate and balanced history of the decisions and events that affected Inuit living in...

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