Training programs available for Nunavut Inuit

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Nunavut’s new Inuit training corporation has an official Inuit-language name and a seven-member board of directors, following inaugural meetings held in January.

Dubbed the Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corp., the organization will “provide training and skills acquisition programs to Nunavut Inuit for the purpose of enhancing the ability of Inuit to qualify for, obtain, retain or advance in employment,” says Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI).

The five board members are: NTI President Cathy Towtongie, NTI vice president James Eetoolook, Qikiqtani Inuit Association President PJ Akeeagok, Kivalliq Inuit Association President David Ningeongan and Kitikmeot Inuit Association President Stanley Anablak. Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna and Education Minister Paul Quassa, both named by the Government of Nunavut, round out the board.