Sandra Inutiq

Kunuk (Sandra) Inutiq is newly self-employed. She previously served as the Director of self-government at Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI), studying self-government for Nunavut. Before that, she was the Chief Negotiator for the Qikiqtani Inuit Association for the Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area’s Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement. She has also worked as a Senior Associate for Inuit Nunangat at the Tides Canada Foundation (now known as MakeWay). Inutiq received her law degree from Akitsiraq Law School in 2005, and in 2006, she became the first Inuk woman in Nunavut to pass the bar exam (headshot by Niore Iqalukjuak).

Photo of Clyde River by Robert Kautuk

Hungry Days in Nunavut: The Façade of Inuit Self-Determination

On the surface, Inuit in Nunavut are portrayed to have successfully achieved self-determination. However, Kunuk Inutiq argues the assumption that the public government is a form of self-determination is a facade. In this brief scrutinizes this facade and who it benefits in Nunavut.

Nuna: Dispossession & Reclamation in Inuit Nunangat

Amid the ongoing conflict between Western and Indigenous philosophies of relating to and with the land, the reflections here engage with Yellowhead’s Red Paper and offer an Inuk perspective on the challenges and hope of “Land Back” in Inuit Nunangat.