BUILDING FOR A
We have successfully delivered on our mission and mandate for over 23 years. As we continue to grow as an organization and look towards building a sustainable future, we are guided by the following values:
We commit to playing a leadership role in Inuinnaqtun revitalization. To accomplish this, we provide an immersive Inuinnaqtun environment in our facility through the Elders in Residence program and the building of Inuinnaqtun capacity in all of our staff.
We advance the level of Inuinnait governance in research through our Inuinnait board of directors, staff and Executive Director. Inuinnait consultation is the basis for our mandate to lead cultural and linguistic renewal.
FLEXIBILITY AND INNOVATION
We are always learning, changing and adapting to best achieve our mission. We embrace new technology and ideas, as well as change and adapt them for Inuinnait use.
We increase our expertise and impact through partnership networks with community and Inuit organizations, government, Inuinnait experts, academic researchers, and all parties interested in preserving and renewing Inuinnait culture.
We are committed to the preservation and mobilization of Inuinnait knowledge with the goal of supporting traditional methods of cultural renewal that contribute to community wellness.
As our organization expands, we are committed to ensuring that we have the reliable financial foundation required to meet our goals and deliver core activities and programming. This will occur through the combined support of government, philanthropy, corporate partnerships, and our own social enterprise.
We are also laying the foundation to develop a new centre dedicated to the documentation, revitalization and mobilization of Inuinnait knowledge. This centre will forefront Inuinnait identity and will include facilities, digital resources and human networks specifically designed to provide Inuinnait with the resources and common focus to ensure the survival of their unique culture, heritage and language. At this early stage, the new facility has received seed funding through an Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA), and an initial concept paper has been produced. We are following a five year plan to build capacity and assess the organization’s readiness for a capital campaign. Learn more here.