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The United States has set an unfortunate precedent by refusing to agree to compromise language that would have allowed the Arctic Council’s Finnish Chairmanship to issue a final declaration.
“Refusing to allow the words ‘climate change’ into the declaration is a moral failure,” said Dalee Sambo Dorough, International Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, which represents 165,000 Inuit in Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Chukotka, Russia. “This is the first time the Arctic Council has failed to issue a declaration at the end of a two-year chairmanship, and it’s a serious blow to the future of what is supposed to be a consensus based body,” Sambo Dorough added. “Inuit are feeling the effects of climate change everyday. “While the US Government concerns itself with semantics, playing games with words, our people are witnessing the adverse impacts of climate change. What about us and our reality?”
Call out for Elders! IRC is looking for 5 Elders from each ISR Community to attend a 3-day workshop in Inuvik, where we will discuss community development plans and where we want to improve health and wellness for elders. The 3-Day workshop will be June 18-20, 2019.
Submit your name and application by May 31.
The Regional Youth Advisory Group (RYAG) is a group of inspired youth across the ISR who work to provide ongoing consultation and recommendations on issues that improve and enhance programs relevant to the cultural well-being and quality of life of Inuvialuit youth within the framework of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA). One of the main objectives of the RYAG is to engage local youth. As a result, RYAG is issuing a Youth Funding Challenge to all youth within the ISR. Through TakingItGlobal and the #RisingYouth funding grants this opportunity allows for youth (aged 15-30) to create events/programs that are tailored to their needs and aspirations.
(Inuvik, NT) April, 26- Inuvialuit Regional Corporation would like to congratulate Tyra Cockney-Goose, who received a STEAM award and $25,000 scholarship, at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum la
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.