Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Type: Organization
Name: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

ITK stance on MMIW - ENG

9:33 AM ET 6:43The pressure on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to call a national inquiry on missing and murdered aboriginal women is mounting. We'll find out where Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami stands on this issue. ... [Published CBC - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 3 reports

ITK President Terry Audla favours inquiry, with an Inuit bent

Terry Audla, the president of the of national Inuit group Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is in favour of an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, so long as it addresses the reality faced by Inuit women. ... [Published CBC - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Harper at odds with calls for inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women

Indigenous women make up 4.3 per cent of the Canadian population but account for 16 per cent of murdered women and 11.3 per cent of missing women in Canada. Most recently, 15 year old Tina Fontaine of the Sagkeeng First Nation was found murdered in W ... [Published Council of Canadians - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Prime Minister Stephen Harper takes another northern tour

At the literal top of the government’s 11-page list of accomplishments in Northern Canada, is the creation in 2008 of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.The roughly $220-million expense of that endeavour so far is dwarfed by the $4.5 billion ... [Published CBC - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Save (most of) the whales: Greenpeace now supports Inuit hunting, but Native groups still wary

On Aug. 3, six boats carrying hunters from Clyde River, Nunavut, converged on a pregnant bowhead whale and, in a dramatic 90-minute struggle that saw explosions, a flurry of harpoon thrusts and the loss of one of the boats, the 60-metre-long animal was ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

NEWS: Inuit want a say in Canadian offshore seabed claim

As two Canadian icebreakers travel north on a survey mission to bolster the federal government’s claim to Arctic offshore resources, Inuit leader Terry Audla has a message: “Inuit need to remain the deciders as to whether or not any extraction will happen… ... [Published Nunatsiaq News - Online - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Inuit brace for full bore Arctic development at international summit

CBC News Thursday 24th July, 2014Young Inuit delegates from across the North are gathered at the Inuit Circumpolar Council general assembly in Inuvik, N.W.T. People at the summit are discussing ways to benefit from, and moderate, rapid development in ... [Published Canada Standard - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Hans Blohm, 86, photographs Inuit Circumpolar Council assembly

Hans Blohm , an 86-year-old German photographer, is in Inuvik, N.W.T., this week photographing the Inuit Circumpolar Council's 2014 general assembly, like so many Arctic events before it.The assembly gathers Inuit from Canada, Russia, Alaska and Greenland ... [Published CBC Hamilton - Jul 24 2014]
First reported May 22 2014 - Updated May 23 2014 - 2 reports

Europe’s unfair ban on Canadian seal products can stay to ‘protect public morals,’ WTO rules

Europe’s seal ban is arbitrary, unfair and “inconsistent,” the World Trade Organization ruled Thursday, but the continent will still be allowed to keep out Canadian seal products in order to “protect public morals.” The ruling by the WTO Appellate Body, ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - May 22 2014]
First reported May 12 2014 - Updated May 12 2014 - 1 reports

NEWS: New Inuit-language glossary hopes to spark dialogue on cancer care

With more Inuit being diagnosed but also surviving cancer, organizations across the Inuit Nunangat regions saw a need to update how people talk about the disease.In a sign of evolving times, Terry Audla, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, took ... [Published Nunatsiaq News - Online - May 12 2014]
First reported Apr 29 2014 - Updated Apr 29 2014 - 1 reports

NEWS: ITK moves ahead on national suicide prevention plan

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami has put out a call for proposals seeking someone to develop a national Inuit suicide prevention strategy for them that reflects current knowledge and Inuit culture and traditions.ITK, along with the National Inuit Committee on ... [Published Nunatsiaq News - Online - Apr 29 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

NEWS: Expert task force looks at standard Inuit writing system

Inuit language experts from across the country are meeting in Ottawa this week with members of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s Atausiq Inuktut Titirausiq task group to talk about the way Inuit words are written down.AIT, which means “one writing system for ... [Published Nunatsiaq News - Online - Mar 26 2014]

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But the Harper government continues to refuse. Justice minister Peter MacKay said yesterday, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Ms. Fontaine at this very difficult time. ...[But] now is the time to take action, not to continue to study the issue." It points instead to its tough-on-crime legislation
"Mining is the largest private-sector contributor to the economy both in the Northwest Territories and in Nunavut, so it’s pretty important that you build the foundation that will see more investment come, because mines don’t last forever of course,” he said."
"With northern governments and especially with aboriginal government and aboriginal communities, we need to put more attention into figuring out what is a smart way to address the looming crises that are coming with demographic growth and climate change. And then money has to follow the establishment of wise plans.”"
"I went behind, and I managed with an extreme wide angle lens ... to get the entire circle in with all the flags during the ceremony" he said

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ITK stance on MMIW - ENG [Published CBC - Aug 29 2014]
ITK President Terry Audla favours inquiry, with... [Published CBC - Aug 28 2014]
NEWS: Inquiry into missing, murdered Aboriginal... [Published Nunatsiaq News - Online - Aug 28 2014]
ITK is pleased to see Arctic investments [Published Inuktitut Magazine - Aug 27 2014]
Harper at odds with calls for inquiry on missin... [Published Council of Canadians - Aug 20 2014]
Harper's latest northern tour: Is government's ... [Published CBC - Aug 18 2014]
Prime Minister Stephen Harper takes another nor... [Published CBC - Aug 18 2014]
Save (most of) the whales: Greenpeace now suppo... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 15 2014]
NEWS: Inuit want a say in Canadian offshore sea... [Published Nunatsiaq News - Online - Aug 12 2014]
Inuit brace for full bore Arctic development at... [Published Canada Standard - Jul 24 2014]
Hans Blohm, 86, photographs Inuit Circumpolar C... [Published CBC Hamilton - Jul 24 2014]
Europe’s unfair ban on Canadian seal products c... [Published National Post - Top Stories - May 22 2014]
NEWS: Inuit express “moral outrage” over WTO de... [Published Nunatsiaq News - Online - May 22 2014]
NEWS: New Inuit-language glossary hopes to spar... [Published Nunatsiaq News - Online - May 12 2014]
NEWS: ITK moves ahead on national suicide preve... [Published Nunatsiaq News - Online - Apr 29 2014]
NEWS: A Taste of the Arctic showcases gourmet I... [Published Nunatsiaq News - Online - Apr 08 2014]
Cisco Launches Connected North To Enhance Educa... [Published theCSRfeed - Apr 03 2014]
NEWS: Expert task force looks at standard Inuit... [Published Nunatsiaq News - Online - Mar 26 2014]
Pressure mounts for national inquiry into missi... [Published Hill Times - Mar 17 2014]
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NEWS: Inquiry into missing, murdered Aboriginal... [Published Nunatsiaq News - Online - Aug 28 2014]
The president of Canada’s national Inuit organization says Inuit women must be part of any inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, even though, because of their unique and isolated circumstances, they rarely go “missing.”On the phone ...
Save (most of) the whales: Greenpeace now suppo... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 15 2014]
On Aug. 3, six boats carrying hunters from Clyde River, Nunavut, converged on a pregnant bowhead whale and, in a dramatic 90-minute struggle that saw explosions, a flurry of harpoon thrusts and the loss of one of the boats, the 60-metre-long animal was ...
NEWS: Inuit want a say in Canadian offshore sea... [Published Nunatsiaq News - Online - Aug 12 2014]
As two Canadian icebreakers travel north on a survey mission to bolster the federal government’s claim to Arctic offshore resources, Inuit leader Terry Audla has a message: “Inuit need to remain the deciders as to whether or not any extraction will happen… ...
Europe’s unfair ban on Canadian seal products c... [Published National Post - Top Stories - May 22 2014]
Europe’s seal ban is arbitrary, unfair and “inconsistent,” the World Trade Organization ruled Thursday, but the continent will still be allowed to keep out Canadian seal products in order to “protect public morals.” The ruling by the WTO Appellate Body, ...
NEWS: Inuit express “moral outrage” over WTO de... [Published Nunatsiaq News - Online - May 22 2014]
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Terry Audla says he is “morally outraged” by a May 22 decision by the appellate body of the World Trade Organization to uphold a European Union ban on Canadian seal products.Canada lost it bid to overturn a 2013 decision ...
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