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NTI disburses $7.4 million for food security and on-the-land physical distancing initiatives

Land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) has announced that $7.4 million will be allocated to regional Inuit associations for food security and on-the-land physical distancing initiatives amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Activities that promote physical distancing on the land and food security initiatives will be the focus of $7.4 million in funds being distributed by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, the land claims organization announced Tuesday.
photo courtesy of Erica Oolamik

The Kivalliq Inuit Association, which oversees the region hardest hit by the coronavirus, will receive almost $4.8 million.

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association will benefit from $2 million.

The Kitikmeot Inuit Association will get $634,684.

NTI will hold back close to $600,000 in reserve in case of further Covid-19 outbreaks.

The organization noted on Tuesday that the Kivalliq and Qikiqtani Inuit associations received additional amounts to "account for the direct impact to the affected communities of Arviat, Rankin Inlet, Whale Cove
and Sanikiluaq."

These funds come from third phase of the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Community Support Fund.