- All MLAs will attend a strategic planning retreat in Cambridge Bay from December 6 to 10.
- The Nunavut Tunngavik board members are invited to participate on the first day.
“Like we embark on the critical task of defining a mandate statement for our term of office. My cabinet or I are committed to working closely with all members of the Legislative Assembly and Inuit organizations to develop a framework that represents a strong and united voice for Nunavut,” Premier P.J. Akeeagok stated. “I anticipate a robust and wide-ranging discussion about our shared priorities for our territory.”
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) publicly announced on November 16 that it would pursue Inuit self-government through negotiations with the federal government.
NTI accused the Nunavut government of opposing the development of policies, programs, and services that meet the needs of Inuit, who make up the majority of the territory’s population. NTI also regretted the decline in Nunavut Inuit quality of life and the loss of language and culture in Inuit communities.
“At NTI, we fully understand how difficult it will be to continue to struggle under a government. That neither supports nor wishes for us to succeed in realizing the vision of a prosperous and thriving Nunavut envisioned by the young. Bold Inuit leaders in the 1970s,” NTI President Aluki Kotierk said at the time.
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