USask, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami sign historic agreement focused on Inuit enrolment status verification

The University of Saskatchewan and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami have signed an agreement to support the creation of a secure process for verifying Inuit enrolment status for Indigenous-specific university opportunities and jobs. Under this partnership, USask and ITK will work together to ensure that work, study, research, and procurement opportunities intended for Inuit are provided solely to Inuit. ITK will serve as a liaison between USask and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Makkivik, and the Nunatsiavut Government. β€œThis agreement is truly about recognizing Inuit Treaty Organizations and their sovereign and inherent rights to determine their membership and who they claim,” said USask Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement Dr Angela Jaime. β€œIt is our job at the university to make sure that the space for Indigenous people is held for Indigenous people.”