ITK’s Position Paper On The Arctic Policy Framework
This position paper shares Inuit priorities and expectations for the content and structure of Canada’s forthcoming Arctic Policy Framework (APF). In December 2016, the Government of Canada announced that it would co-develop a new Arctic Policy Framework with Indigenous, territorial, and provincial partners, replacing Canada’s 2009 Northern Strategy and the 2010 Statement on Canada’s Arctic Foreign Policy. Inuit Nunangat, our homeland, spans the entirety of the Arctic territory in Canada. ITK welcomes the APF as an exercise in nation building, and whose future investments and acitivty in our homeland should be determined in partnership with Inuit.