Endorsed by Inuit and federal leadership through the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee in April 2022, the Inuit Nunangat Policy is a historic step towards reconciliation with Inuit and marks the first time the Government of Canada has co-developed an overarching, whole-of-government policy of this nature. The Policy is intended to be transformational and represents a significant commitment towards the shared goal of creating socio-economic and cultural equity between Inuit and other Canadians.
This event will provide participants with a brief history on the co-development of the Inuit Nunangat Policy, its elements, and intent. Informed by their experience working with and alongside the federal government, a panel of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) representatives will provide participants with guidance on how to carry out their work in a manner that will help foster the accessibility and effectiveness of policies, programs, services and initiatives for Inuit in Canada.
- Natan Obed, President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
- Will David, Director, Legal Affairs, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
- Isabella Pain, Deputy Minister, Nunatsiavut Secretariat, and Secretary, Executive Council, Nunatsiavut Government
- Valerie Gideon, Associate Deputy Minister, Indigenous Services Canada
- Leah Beveridge, Policy Advisor, Office of the Director General, Reconciliation Secretariat Branch, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Mitch White, Senior Communications Advisor, Executive Training, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami