Trudeau, Obed talk health, economic development at partnership committee meeting
Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee shares 5-year evaluation report
Health, economic development, sovereignty and security were among the issues discussed when Inuit leaders met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week in Nain, N.L.
Inuit Tapariit Kanatami president Natan Obed and other members of the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee held their annual meeting in the Nunatsiavut community, according to a news release from ITK.
The committee shared its five-year evaluation report and added homelessness as a priority area as part of it.
The evaluation report listed challenges that include staff capacity and the co-ordination of federal departments. It includes calls for increased long-term funding for staffing at Inuit partners’ organizations and for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada to play a stronger role in engaging departments.
Strengths noted in the report include the commitment of leaders and a strong co-ordination among Inuit partners of the committee.
“The first evaluation of the work of the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee confirms that this is a progressive model and a powerful mechanism for advancing the work we do,” Obed said in the release.