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Call to Action # 41: Justice (25-42)

Inuit Tapariit Kanatami

June 27, 2019

In a resolution passed unanimously at a meeting of the ITK Board of Directors, Inuit leaders, including the Presidents of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Nunatsiavut Government, Makivik Corporation, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, and the Chair and CEO of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation supported the full implementation of the Calls for Justice contains within the National Inquiry into Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in their final report and commit to fulfilling obligations laid out through its Calls for Justice, including the 46 Inuit-Specific Calls for Justice.

ITK will work with the Inuit regions, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada and the National Inuit Youth Council to facilitate the full implementation of all Calls for Justice contained in the Final Report of the National Inquiry.”
Inuit leaders discussed the Inuit-specific Calls for Justice (16.1 to 16.46) within the full context of the report. Inuit leaders support

  • the affirmation that land claim and self-government agreements between Inuit and the Crown be upheld and implemented,
  • the commitment to Inuktut, Inuit knowledge, culture and values, and art within the Calls for Justice.
  • Inuit leaders also welcome the acknowledgement of the importance of the implementation of the National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy,
  • the full realization of the Nanilavut project, and
  • the implementation of the recommendations contained within the Qikiqtani Truth Commission.