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Be The Voice Of Youth In Your Community. Inuvialuit Regional Corporation.

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) again invites youth applications (16-30) for positions with the Regional Youth Advisory Group. 

Positions available: Two (2).  Preference will be given to Aklavik and Sachs Harbour, but we encourage all willing participants to apply.

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) announces a 2019 distribution payment of $651.50 to all enrolled Inuvialuit beneficiaries over the age of 18.  In accordance with the IRC Distribution Policy, a total of $3,027,520.50 will be distributed to 4,647 Inuvialuit.  Distribution payments will be issued on May 1, 2019.  

``The IRC is pleased to provide consistent financial distributions to Inuvialuit beneficiaries,`` said IRC Chair and CEO Duane Ningaqsiq Smith.  IRC uses a 10-year average in calculating its beneficiary distributions, ensuring that profits are spread-out for consistent payments.  The 2019 distribution payment is a 21% increase over the 2018 payment, a 63% increase over the 2017 payment, and is the highest total distribution payment in ten years. 

The ownership groups of First Air and Canadian North today issued the following statement in response to the Competition Bureau’s report regarding a merger between the airlines: “While we acknowledge the Competition Bureau's mandate to provide input to the Minister of Transport for his public interest review of the merger between First Air and Canadian North, its artificially restricted findings in this matter are of limited value and suggest a superficial understanding of the Inuit organizations proposing this solution for sustainable northern transportation. “Our Inuit communities are surprised and extremely dismayed by the report and it is our sincere hope and expectation that the Minister will pursue his mandate of reconciliation and acknowledge that the very organizations proposing this merger have a constitutional mandate to represent the rights and interests of Nunavik and the Inuvialuit Region.

Message from the Chair

 

Aarigaa!

 

Duane Smith has been re-elected Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Inuvialuit Regional Corporation.  The 42 Directors of the Community Corporations of Aklavik, Inuvik, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk, and Ulukhaktok were entitled to vote.

2019 IRC Chair and CEO Election

All Candidates Forum  Date: January 28, 2019 Time: 9:30am

Place: Midnight Sun Complex, Community Hall, Inuvik, NT

For the first time, IRC will livestream the All Candidate Forum.

The livestream will begin Monday, January 28 at 9:00am with the support of Inuvialuit Communications Society.  The livestream will be found on the 2019 IRC Chair Election Facebook page.