Inuit Qaujisarvingat: Inuit Knowledge Centre at ITK!

“Advancing Inuit knowledge for sustainable Arctic science and policy.”

The goal of the newly established Inuit Qaujisarvingat (kow-yee-sar-ving-at), Inuit Knowledge Centre, is to bridge the gap between Inuit knowledge and western science and build capacity among Inuit to respond to global interests in Arctic issues.

Inuit Qaujisarvingat is based at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami headquarters in Ottawa.


Accepting Requests as an Appointed Ambassador to the Arctic Inspiration Prize, July 10, 2014

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Once requests to ITK for Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) Nominations are received, Inuit Qaujisarvingat, as the research centre at ITK, will review and share with the Inuit Qaujisarvingat National Committee (IQNC).

Below are the timelines we anticipate for review and decision-making:

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Statement from Terry Audla on the passing of Dr. Eric Dewailly, June 19, 2014

Ottawa, ON - Statement by Terry Audla, National Inuit Leader, on the passing of Dr. Eric Dewailly:

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we learned the news of the passing of a dear colleague, Dr. Eric Dewailly.  Eric passed away yesterday while vacationing with family on the island of La Reunion located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar. 

On behalf of Inuit, our thoughts and prayers are with his family, particularly Eric's wife who is in critical condition, and his four children.  

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New atlas shows traditional Inuit trail network, bolsters sovereignty case, June 16, 2014

Check out the new atlas -- Pan Inuit Trails -- that documents hundreds of traditional Inuit place names and thousands of kilometres of routes through the sea ice, coastlines and vast expanses of Inuit Nunangat from Lake Winnipeg to the tip of Ellesmere Island. The atlas, released this week after more than 15 years of work, combines interviews with dozens of elders as well as explorer and trader accounts to trace the trails, some hundreds of years old and many still in regular use.

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Expression of Interest: Researchers , June 11, 2014

ITK, in partnership with Inuit Land Claims Regions, is seeking expression of interest from researchers who would like to collaborate in the development of a letter of intent for the Pathways Implementation Research Teams (IRTs) Component One Funding Opportunity.

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A Principled Approach to Research and Development in Inuit Nunangat Starts with the People, March 20, 2014

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Inuit Circumpolar Council-Canada recently published A Principled Approach to Research and Development in Inuit Nunangat Starts with the People in the latest issue of Arctic, Vol. 67, No. 1.

To view the full Arctic journal issue click here or you can visit our Library and download a copy.

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