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Nunangat university plans have been in works for years but when will it open? – Nunatsiaq News

Jun 28, 2024

‘Foundational pieces’ of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s plan to be in place this year, says Mastercard Foundation executive

Three years after declaring a university for Inuit Nunangat a priority, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is apparently still at the drawing board and with very few details to share.

In June 2021, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Canada’s national Inuit organization, announced a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, which awarded the organization $1.5 million towards helping ITK plan an Inuit Nunangat university, named after the Inuktitut word for  homeland.

The university would be a “world class” institution, created for Inuit, by Inuit, ITK president Natan Obed said at the time, and the money would help ITK do initial exploratory work into the idea, including consulting with Inuit about how such an institution would function.

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