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Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated sign renewed protocol

21 January 2020

News Release

Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated sign renewed protocol

IQALUIT, Nunavut (January 21, 2020) – Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk signed the Katujjiqatigiinniq Protocol today, to help guide shared Inuit-Government goals to benefit Nunavut Inuit.

Specifically, Katujjiqatigiinniq helps shape the work around:
   1. the broad principles, priorities and bilateral mechanisms that will contribute towards productive working relationships and outcomes;
   2. making practical commitments in relation to leadership, oversight, and administration that will focus enhanced working relationships and outcomes; and
   3. the Government of Nunavut (GN) and NTI’s continued implementation of the Nunavut Agreement, including Article 32 and the development of an Article 32 policy and joint Information Sharing Agreement.

“Nunavut Inuit have the right to participate in the development of social and cultural policies, and in the design of social and cultural programs and services, including their method of delivery,” says NTI President Kotierk. “The Katujjiqatigiinniq Protocol signals our shared commitment to work together for the full and effective implementation of the Nunavut Agreement.”

“The GN and NTI have a long history of common priorities, strong leadership and collaboration to advance Nunavut’s needs,” said Premier Savikataaq. “I am ready to move forward with renewed commitments and a greater voice to make positive impacts for Nunavummiut. Our passions and dedication are more effective when we use our platform together.”

NTI and the GN previously entered into the Clyde River Protocol in 1999, Iqqaanaijaqatigiit in 2004 and Aajiiqatigiinniq in 2011, to ensure positive working relationships. Katujjiqatigiinniq is available online at https://president.tunngavik.com/files/2020/01/Katujjiqatigiinniq-Protoco...

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For more information, contact:

Cate Macleod
Press Secretary
Office of Premier Savikataaq
867-975-5059
cmacleod@gov.nu.ca

Qajaaq Ellsworth
Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the President
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
867-975-4955
qellsworth@tunngavik.com