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The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) are the national voice of Canada’s 60,000 Inuit, with the majority living in 53 communities spread across the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (Northwest Territories), Nunavut, Nunavik (Northern Quebec), and Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador). ITK has a mission to protect and advance the rights and interests of Inuit in Canada.1
The ITK works closely with the four Inuit regions to bring forward unified priorities to government to improve the health and well-being of Inuit in Canada. Their work includes research, advocacy, public outreach and education around political, social, cultural and environmental issues that impact Inuit communities.1
The ITK is governed by a board of directors and president who is elected for a three-year term. Other members of the board include elected representatives of the four regional land claims organizations – Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Makivik Corporation, Nunatsiavut Government and the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, as well as the presidents of the National Inuit Youth Council, Pauktuuit Inuit Women of Canada and the Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada) (ICC). The ICC president is also the ITK vice-president. Non-voting board members are the presidents from the National Inuit Youth Council and Pauktuuit Inuit Women of Canada.1
1 Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami website accessed June 4, 2018.