Cultural and healing funds available from NTI

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Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) launched new program funding May 2.

Ten projects will receive up to $25,000.

“Inuit can apply for funding for projects that address the harms and inter-generational effects of residential schools or for on-the-land programs or the teaching of Inuit history, culture, languages and traditions,” states the news release.

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. launched cultural and healing program funding May 2, aiming to help address the harms and inter-generational effects of residential schools, help carry out on-the-land programs, or the teaching of Inuit history, culture, languages and traditions.
Michele LeTourneau/NNSL photo

The funds come from what remains of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement common experience payment NTI received on behalf of former residential school students, held in trust by the Nunavut Tunngavik Foundation.

“Individual Inuit or a group of Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, urban or friendship centers or early childhood centres are eligible to apply,” states NTI.

The programs must be for Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement.

“The application period will begin May 1 and end May 31 to allow time for eligible applicants to develop and plan for the spring and summer season, although programs can be delivered any time of the year,” states NTI.

“Any applicant is eligible to apply, even if they may reside out of Nunavut.  However, applicants must target a minimum of 75 per cent clientele of Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in order to be eligible to deliver their project.”

NTI program officer Arnaujuq Kowmuk is the person to contact.

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