Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Why the next government must take action on Inuit issues

Natan Obed: From housing to climate change, Inuit experience profound inequities compared to most other Canadians. What will each party do to address this?

Inuit leader Natan Obed on working with the Liberals—and his vision for the future

ITK’s president talks to Paul Wells about dealing with the Liberals, what angers him about the SNC-Lavalin scandal and his roots from Maine to Nain


What’s getting cut

Sarah Schmidt tries to figure out what the cuts will mean to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The Customs and Immigration Union says border services cuts mean it will be harder to intercept “hardened criminals such as sexual predators.” A letter from aboriginal leaders seems to justify the elimination of the National Aboriginal Health Organization, but ITK leader Mary Simon quibbles. And in addition to the humans who will be laid off, dogs are also being put out of work.


Policy alert

The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami sent a questionnaire to the five major political parties.

Casts and seal fur at Taste of the Arctic

For a second year, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) presented A Taste of the Arctic: A Celebration of Inuit Culture. This time the event was held in the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Canada. Below, Evan Solomon, host of CBC’s Power & Politics (left), signs ITK president Mary Simon’s cast.


The census coalition

To those who oppose the government’s changes to the census you can now add the Statistical Society of Canada, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Canadian Marketing Association, the Canadian Federation of Francophone and Acadian Communities, the Executive Council of the Canadian Economics Association, the director of the Prentice Institute at the University of Lethbridge, the senior economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Canadian Association for Business Economics, and the editorial boards of the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Calgary Herald, Winnipeg Free Press and Globe and Mail.


Peter Mansbridge and Laureen Harper get a taste of the Arctic

“A Taste of the Arctic,” held at the National Gallery of Canada, kicked


Year of the Inuit

National Inuit Leader Mary Simon, below, and her organization Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) kicked off their “2010: Year of the Inuit” initiative with a special reception in Peter Milliken’s dining room.


The Commons: The Apology

A day of many words. And perhaps some promise.