Yesterday, November 29, 2018 in Ottawa, The ITK Board of Directors met and approved the Inuit TB elimination framework as part of their quarterly meeting.
ITK’s Board of Directors is made up of the four elected leaders of the four Inuit Land Claim regions as voting members. The four Inuit land Claim organizations are:
Inuvialuit Regional Corp., Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Makivik Corporation, and the Nunatsiavut Government. The President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada acts as Vice-President of the ITK Board and is a non-voting member.
The Presidents of Pauktuutit Inuit women of Canada, the National Inuit Youth Council and are also non-voting member.
The frame work will be officially released on December 10th pending final translations and formatting, and will provide National guidance on priority actions needed to eliminate TB among Inuit in Inuit Nunangat.
In addition, to the approval of the Inuit TB elimination framework, the board discussed the upcoming joint announcement on Indigenous Child and Family Services and Associated next steps with the Federal Government and National Indigenous Organizations In preparation for the Inuit Crown partnership committee meeting later in the afternoon.
The ITK board reviewed Inuit priorities on post-secondary education support, Inuit specific early learning and child care funding allocations, housing, food security and the arctic policy framework.
The board of directors re-appointed NTI president Aluki Kotierk to the role of secretary- treasurer for the next year per the ITK by-laws.