Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) and Inuit TV Network – launch Inuit TV with a special Nunavut Day announcement. NTI is investing more than $2.4 million, over three years, to strengthen Inuktut, Inuit culture and identity and access to information in Inuktut, the majority language of the territory. Currently, there is a lack of Inuktut programming on Nunavut television to balance the daily influence of western culture and language.
As an independent broadcaster Inuit TV will help to counter that influence by educating, entertaining and engaging Inuit in Inuktut. In its first year, Inuit TV will do occasional special broadcasts, and ramp up to a regular schedule of programming in 2021.
Inuit TV’s mission is to be an independent Inuit television broadcasting service that informs, educates, entertains and engages Nunavummiut. Inuit TV will promote, preserve and enhance Inuktut while reflecting Inuit identity and culture.