23 August 2021
Inuit Nunangat Policy ITK calls on the next federal government to prioritize the completion of an Inuit Nunangat Policy in partnership with ITK, and to adopt and implement it within the first three months of taking office. [...] The effectiveness of An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families in supporting Inuit self-determination over child welfare systems is largely contingent on federal prioritization of brokering the agreements required to support Inuit in administering child welfare systems, and providing the funding needed to support current and future systems. [...] Education and Inuktut The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic further underscore the fragility of education systems in Inuit Nunangat, and the links between educational attainment and other social and economic challenges. [...] Inuit self-determination in research ITK calls on the next federal government to support Inuit self-determination in research in order to advance reconciliation and ensure that federal spending on Inuit Nunangat research better meets the needs and priorities of Inuit. [...] The National Inuit Strategy on Research, released by ITK in 2018, articulates Inuit expectations for research, defines Inuit approaches to building research partnerships, and identifies the actions needed to enhance the effectiveness, impact, and usefulness of research occurring in Inuit Nunangat for Inuit, including data security.