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Introduction to the Nunavut Agreement

Beginning with the political and cultural movements that shaped the Nunavut Agreement, this course takes a deep dive into the origins, negotiation, contents, and implications of the most important document in recent Nunavut history.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the political and social status of Inuit in Canada before the 1970s
  • Be aware of the history of Indigenous/Canada relations
  • Be familiar with the key milestones in the development, negotiation, ratification, and implementation of the NA
  • Understand the nature and authority of the NA
  • Identify the key areas addressed in the 42 articles of the NA
  • Appreciate the implementation roles and mandates of the GN, Canada, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI), regional Inuit organizations, and others
  • Describe how the GN implements its specific responsibilities under the NA
  • Understand the essential role of Inuit in the development of social and cultural policies
  • Review the major protocols developed by the GN to steer governance

Important Notes:

Participants have two weeks to complete the course. There will be a live, scheduled 1-hour opening session, a live, scheduled 1-hour check in session at the end of the first week and a final, live 1.5-hour closing session. For the remainder of the course material, participants may work to their own schedule, at their own pace. It will require approximately ten (10) hours of your time over the two weeks.

Live Sessions

December 5, 2022

  Kitikmeot (MST) Kivalliq (CST) Qikiqtaaluk (EST)
Start Time 8:45 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
End Time 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 

December 9, 2022

  Kitikmeot (MST) Kivalliq (CST) Qikiqtaaluk (EST)
Start Time 8:45 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
End Time 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 

December 16, 2022

  Kitikmeot (MST) Kivalliq (CST) Qikiqtaaluk (EST)
Start Time 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
End Time 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.  4:30 p.m.
Start Date: 
Monday, December 5, 2022
End Date: 
Friday, December 16, 2022
Location: 
Online, MS Teams
Community: 
Across Nunavut
Region: 
Kivalliq
Contact Name: 
Cheick Cisse
Registration Deadline: 
Friday, December 2, 2022
Contact Email: 

Application Form

Completed application forms must be downloaded, printed and signed by the employee and the employee’s supervisor, then emailed or faxed. All registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.