NTI spends $75,000 on suicide conference

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunavut’s land claim organization, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., spent $75,000 to fly delegates from Nunavut’s three regional Inuit associations to Iqaluit last week for the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention.

“NTI is proud to be part of the network of caring volunteers and organizations who have made the CASP conference possible,” NTI president Cathy Towtongie said in a press release.

NTI has also produced three 28-minute videos on suicide prevention and intervention. Copies will be sent to each Nunavut community and will be given to the Nunavut government.

The organization also produced and broadcast public service announcements for Nunavummiut to encourage people to mobilize against suicide, provided interpreter-translating services to the CASP conference, and reprinted information materials.

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