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The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and NSERC are collaborating to enhance Inuit self-determination in research

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June 21, 2021

The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and NSERC recently announced their partnership to advance the implementation of the National Inuit Strategy on Research. NSERC and ITK will work together in a respectful, sustainable and open relationship that will promote equitable research outcomes for Inuit in Canada, improve Inuit governance in research and support Inuit research training and capacity. A work plan is under co-development with both organizations to help concretize this commitment.

“The National Inuit Strategy on Research is a priority area and the foundation for a strong relationship between Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Together, we are committed to changing the research paradigm in Inuit Nunangat through advancement of a shared vision and roadmap to action.”
-Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

“This sustainable and ongoing partnership will improve the relevance and impact of NSERC funded research and advance the goals of Inuit in natural sciences and engineering research, discovery and innovation in accordance with ITK’s National Inuit Strategy on Research.”
-Alejandro Adem, President of NSERC

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