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.


New study confirms Inuit oral history about first people to settle in the Arctic, August 29, 2014

The genetic prehistory of the New World Arctic was published this week in the journal Science .

As CBC, through an interview with the lead author reports, this study based on DNA research confirms Inuit oral history* of the Tunit people. More than 50 researchers participated in this study which found that the first people to settle in the Arctic weren't Inuit, but rather ‘Paleo-Eskimos’ — a Siberian people not genetically related to today’s Inuit or First Nations people.

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


Thank you for your interest in working with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. The timeline for accepting requests for Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) Nominations has now closed.    

For more information and to see other potential Ambassardors see Appointed Ambassadors for the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP).


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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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