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Encyclopedia > Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ) is an organization in Canada that represents over 40,000 Inuit. It was founded in 1971 as the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada (or in English, Inuit Brotherhood). It grew out of the Indian and Eskimo Association that was formed in the 1960's. Inuit woman Inuit (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐃᓄᐃᑦ, singular Inuk or Inuq / ᐃᓄᒃ) is a general term for a group of culturally similar indigenous peoples of the Arctic who descended from the Thule. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ...


The organization represents Inuit living in four regions of Canada: in Labrador, the Nunavik region of Northern Quebec, Nunavut, and the Inuvialuit region of the Northwest Territories. Its headquarters are in Ottawa, Ontario, the capital of Canada. This article is about the region in Canada. ... The Nunavik Region of Quebec, Canada Nunavik (ᓄᓇᕕᒃ) is a region making up the northern third of the province of Quebec, Canada. ... Beginning in 1963, a terrorist group that became known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices and at least two murders by FLQ gunfire and three violent deaths by bombings. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut, Nunavut our strength / Our land our strength) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Premier Paul Okalik (independent) Area 2,093,190 km² (1st) Land 1,936,113 km² Water 157,077 km² (7. ... The Inuvialuit (Inuit language: real human beings) are Inuit people who live in the western Canadian Arctic region. ... Motto: None Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Area 1,346,106 km² (3rd) Land 1,183,085 km² Water 163,021 km² (12. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ...


One aim of the organization is to preserve Inuit culture and their Inuktitut language. To this end the ITK publishes a cultural magazine named Inuktitut twice annually with content in English, French, Inuktitut syllabics, and the Inuvialuktun dialect that uses Roman Orthography. Inuktitut (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ, literally like the Inuit) is the language of the Inuit people. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Inuktitut syllabary is a writing system used by Inuit people in Nunavut and in northern Quebec. ... Inuvialuktun is a word routinely used to describe the dialects of Inuktitut spoken in the northern Northwest Territories by a portion of Canadian Inuit who call themselves Inuvialuit. ... ...


The organization also represents the Inuit in matters with the Government of Canada, and advocates publically on the population's behalf. System of government Canada is a constitutional monarchy as a Commonwealth Realm (see Monarchy in Canada) with a federal system of parliamentary government, and strong democratic traditions. ...


The ITK is governed by a board of directors and president. All Inuit over the age of 18 are eligible to vote in the board of directors elections. The current president of the organization is Jose Kusugak.


Other aboriginal organizations:

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is a body of Aboriginal leaders in Canada. ... The Métis National Council is the national representative of the Métis people in Canada. ...

External link

  • Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami website

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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (293 words)
It was founded in 1971 as the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada (or in English, Inuit Brotherhood).
The organization represents Inuit living in four regions of Canada: in Labrador, the Nunavik region of Northern Quebec, Nunavut, and the Inuvialuit region of the Northwest Territories.
The organization also represents the Inuit in matters with the Government of Canada, and advocates publicly on the population's behalf.
Inuit - Free net encyclopedia (4860 words)
The Inuit living in North America have in the past been grouped together with other Native Americans, but they are now thought to have arrived in the Americas entirely separately from other indigenous Americans, long after the disappearance of the Bering land bridge.
The Inuit looked into the aurora borealis, or northern lights, to find images of their family and friends dancing in the next life, and they relied upon the shaman, while the nearest thing to a central deity was the Old Woman (Sedna), who lived beneath the sea.
Inuit culture is alive and vibrant today in spite of the negative impact of the Arctic exiles, residential schools, the TB epidemic and exiles, the paternalistic meddling in all their affairs including the current serious concerns regarding the removal of Inuit children from their homes by the CAS.
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