NTI criticizes federal budget shortfalls in education funding, among other issues

By Kira Wronska Dorward  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Despite huge disappointment with the federal budget announcement on April 16, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) has indicated that it still looks forward to collaborating with the federal government on several initiatives. A huge disparity remains between what Canada announced with its 2024 budget and what Nunavut Inuit require in order to enjoy a quality of life similar to other Canadians, according to a news release from NTI. “Twenty-five years after the creation of the territory, the quality of life of the average Nunavut Inuk today is demonstrably worse than in 1999,” said NTI President Aluki Kotierk. “There is a continuing and worsening housing shortage, 70 per cent of Nunavut Inuit are food insecure, Inuktut fluency is decreasing and Nunavut Inuit are dying from…

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