Statement by Minister Bennett on the re-election of the President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 16, 2018) – The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today:
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to extend my congratulations to Mr. Natan Obed on his re-election as President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.
I look forward to continuing to collaborate with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami to bring about positive change in the lives of Inuit in Canada and to advance our mutual commitment to a renewed Inuit-Crown relationship based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.
Together, we will continue to bring about the type of transformative change that we need to make a real difference for Inuit, for the benefit of all Canadians.
I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Peter Ittinuar and Mr. Peter Williamson on their decision to run and thank them for their commitment and dedication to address the concerns of Inuit. I wish them all the best in their future endeavours.”
Director of Communications and Issues Management
Office of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada