Policy and Advocacy

Under Article 32 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, Inuit have a right to participate in the development of social and cultural policies and the design of social and cultural programs and services. With that, governments have an obligation under this article to ensure that Inuit are provided an opportunity to participate in such policies and programs.

The Article 32 Policy Analyst:
  • Represents QIA in advisory groups, working groups, committees and roundtables such as:

    • Family Violence Prevention Advisory Committee
    • Nunavut Roundtable on Poverty Reduction
    • Nanilavut – the Multi-stakeholder Working Group on Inuit Graves (with the federal government)
    • Article 32 Working Group
    • Qikiqtaaluk Socio-Economic Monitoring Committee
    • Nunavut Tripartite Committee on Health (NTPCH)

  • Works with academic researchers on topics that range from youth and substance use to the social effects of resource development in our region

  • Writes briefing notes, speaking notes and position papers on social and cultural issues that are of interest to QIA

  • Provides influence, feedback and recommendations on proposed Government of Nunavut legislation such as the Education Act, Language Act, Public Health Act, Inuit Language Protection Act, Official Languages Act and the Child and Youth Representative Act

  • Advocates for social issues through correspondence with various levels of government
The Policy Analyst also works on special projects such as the Qikiqtani Truth Commission and the proposed Mary River mining project, and monitors regional, national and international media for stories and information which may affect the social and cultural work of QIA.