ᒐᕙᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᒃᑎᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᑦ

“]Identified as one of the top three priorities for decades, Pauktuutit strives to achieve political equality for Inuit women in Canada. As the national representative voice of Inuit women in Canada, Pauktuutit encourages and supports their full participation at regional, national and international levels to ensure that the specific needs and priorities of Inuit women are not overlooked. Specifically, this involves ensuring that Inuit women’s voices are heard within the Canadian public, other national Aboriginal organizations, and the federal government. Within this struggle, Pauktuutit recognizes the balance between the genders and the equal contribution made by men and women to their families, communities and society as a whole.

With the financial assistance of Heritage Canada, Pauktuutit launched the Arnait Tumingit – Women’s Footprints newsletter. This initiative provided timely, accurate and relevant information to all Inuit women on self-government initiatives. There were two issues produced (Summer 2011 and Fall 2011).Through the Arnait Tumingit – Women’s Footprints, Pauktuutit has encouraged the participation of Inuit women in self-government initiatives. By promoting improved self-confidence and leadership skills, women can enjoy greater participate in leadership and decision-making activities. This newsletter reflects Pauktuutit’s continuous dedication in achieving these goals for Inuit women in Canada and their families.

Pauktuutit submitted a proposal to continue this work and has recently received the sad news that it will not continue to be funded for the 2012-2013 year. For this initiative, the socio-economic development team will seek new funding opportunities to carry on Arnait Tumingit – Women’s Footprint.

ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᖁᑦᑎᓐᓂᖅᐹᖑᔪᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔾᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓴᐅᓕᕐᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ, ᐸᐅᒃᑑᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᒃᑎᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ. ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔨᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓂᐱᖃᕈᑎᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᐸᐅᒃᑑᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᔭᐅᖅᑐᐃᕆᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓯᒪᕗᓪᓗ ᐊᑕᕿᖏᑦᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᓂᕆᕙᒃᑕᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᐅᓂᔪᓂ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᓄᑦ ᐱᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᓖᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᔾᔭᐅᒋᐊᓖᓪᓗ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᔭᐅᓗᐊᖁᓇᒋᑦ. ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ, ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓚᐅᓂᖃᕐᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᓂᐱᖏᑦ ᓈᓚᒃᑕᐅᒐᓗᐊᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᓐᓂ, ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᕐᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖏᓐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ. ᐊᒃᓱᕈᓐᓇᕐᑐᕐᓯᐅᕈᑎᐅᔪᒥ, ᐸᐅᒃᑑᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᓯᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᓇᓕᒧᑎᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖓ ᐊᖑᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ/ᐊᕐᓇᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᒃᑎᑕᐅᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᖑᑎᓂᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᓄᓪᓗ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᓄᓇᓕᒋᔭᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᓪᓗ ᐊᑕᖏᕐᑐᑎᒍᑦ.

ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᐸᐅᒃᑑᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᑐᒥᖏᑦ – ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᑐᒥᖏᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓂᒃ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᑎᔾᔪᑕᐅᓯᒪᒧᖅ ᐱᑕᖃᕐᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᓂ ᓈᒻᒪᓈᕆᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ, ᑕᒻᒪᕐᓯᒪᑦᑕᐃᓕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᖅᑐᓂᓪᓗ ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᖃᓕᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᔾᔪᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ. ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᒃᓵᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᖓᓂ 2011 ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᑭᐊᒃᓵᖅ 2011). ᑕᕝᕘᓇ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᑐᒥᖏᑎᒍᑦ, ᐸᐅᒃᑑᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᖁᔨᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᓂᒃ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᖃᓕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᔾᔪᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ. ᖁᕝᕙᕆᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᐅᓯᕚᓪᓕᕐᑎᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᖁᓱᒋᖏᓐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᔪᖏᓐᓂᐅᔭᕆᐊᓕᖕᓂᒃ, ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᐳᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᐅᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕆᓂᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂᒃ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᖅ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᕐᐳᖅ ᐸᐅᒃᑑᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᑯᑎᒋᓯᒪᐃᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᑐᕌᒐᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ ᐊᓂᒍᐃᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ.

ᐸᐅᒃᑑᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᑯᑎᖃᕐᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖏᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᒥᒃ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᔾᔮᔪᓐᓃᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ 2012-2013 ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒋᔭᖓᓄᑦ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᔾᔪᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᕐᓯᒪᔪᖅ, ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᓪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᕿᓂᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᑐᑦ ᓄᑖᓂᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᒐᔭᕐᑐᓂᒃ ᑲᔪᓯᑎᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᑐᒥᖏᑦ.

ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᒪᒍᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒧᖓ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒃᓴᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕈᒪᒍᕕᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ, ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᕕᒋᔪᓐᓇᕐᐸᑦ ᐱᑐᒃᓯᒪᔾᔪᑎᒋᔭᖓ: [Link to self-government website]