News Releases

  • Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) releases ‘Action on the Qikiqtani Truth Commission’ report which sets out a plan for a formal acknowledgement, apology and action on the recommendations outlined in the Qikiqtani Truth Commission. In the spirit of reconciliation, QIA wants Canada to acknowledge modern-day colonial practices in the Arctic to allow Inuit to forgive and heal. Reconciliation, for Inuit in Nunavut’s Qikiqtani Region, means taking… read more.
  • The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is pleased to announce the improved  Qikiqtani Truth Commission (QTC) website Throughout the past year QIA’s staff have been working on improving and expanding the QTC website to ensure that the public online resources are more user friendly and accessible. The new website features additions and new resources including: Testimonial videos from 2008 and 2009: Key word and theme… read more.
  • The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) today announced the upcoming release of a number of reports associated with the Qikiqtani Truth Commission. These reports include community histories for each of the 13 communities in the Qikiqtaaluk Region; two special studies: Analysis of the RCMP and the Inuit Sled Dogs (2006) Report and The Official Mind of Canadian Colonialism: Government Authorities and the Qikiqtani Region 1950 to 1975; and seven… read more.
  • Iqaluit, Nunavut – Qikiqtani Inuit Association commends the Quebec Government for issuing an apology for the dog slaughter that took place in Nunavik by police and government in the 1950s and 1960s. The Quebec Premier, honorable Jean Charest issued the apology in Kangiqsualujjuaq. “This is an important step towards building a more meaningful relationship based on trust between Inuit communities and Government in Nunavik,” said QIA President… read more.
  • Iqaluit, Nunavut - Commissioner James Igloliorte of the Qikiqtani Truth Commission and RCMP Commissioner William J.S. Elliott recently met in Ottawa.  “This is a historic opportunity for Inuit and the RCMP to shed light on historic events and their repercussions, which are felt even today,” stated retired Inuk judge, Mr. Igloliorte. During the meeting, Commissioner Igloliorte provided an update of the Commission’s work. Commissioner… read more.
  • Pita Aatami, President of the Makivik Corporation and Thomasie Alikatuktuk, President of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association are disappointed but not surprised that the RCMP self-investigation into the slaughter of sled dogs from 1950 to 1970 does not reflect the truth. The RCMP report submitted to Parliament on November 29, 2006 is biased, flawed and incomplete. “How can the RCMP legitimately investigate themselves? The RCMP conclude that there was… read more.