Tuesday, July 23, 2024
Canada’s Politics and Government News Source Since 1989
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 | Latest Paper

Natan Obed

Natan Obed is the president of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national representational organization for Canada’s 60,000 Inuit.

Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | May 2, 2024
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Gary Anandasangaree sponsored Bill C-29, which achieved royal assent on April 30. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | May 2, 2024
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | May 2, 2024
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Gary Anandasangaree sponsored Bill C-29, which achieved royal assent on April 30. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | December 6, 2023
Without concerted leadership and ambition by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on the Hill recently, and central agencies within the federal system, the UN Declaration Act risks becoming little more than symbolic legislation, writes Natan Obed.  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | December 6, 2023
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | December 6, 2023
Without concerted leadership and ambition by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on the Hill recently, and central agencies within the federal system, the UN Declaration Act risks becoming little more than symbolic legislation, writes Natan Obed.  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | June 10, 2020
Strict travel restrictions to Inuit regions have been effective at keeping COVID-19 out of most Inuit communities so far, writes Natan Obed, but as the pandemic extends into the short Arctic summer season, Inuit communities will be faced with hard choices. Flickr photograph by Fiona Paton
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | June 10, 2020
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | June 10, 2020
Strict travel restrictions to Inuit regions have been effective at keeping COVID-19 out of most Inuit communities so far, writes Natan Obed, but as the pandemic extends into the short Arctic summer season, Inuit communities will be faced with hard choices. Flickr photograph by Fiona Paton
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | June 10, 2019
Inuit girls wearing the traditional amautiit, pictured in Main, Nunatsiavut. There is a space in Confederation for Inuit governance with Inuit land claim agreements as a central part of the framework of that relationship. Acknowledging Inuit Nunangat’s unique political and cultural primacy and expertise within our existing democratic governance structure is paramount to us in the North, writes Natan Obed. Photograph courtesy of ITK
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | June 10, 2019
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | June 10, 2019
Inuit girls wearing the traditional amautiit, pictured in Main, Nunatsiavut. There is a space in Confederation for Inuit governance with Inuit land claim agreements as a central part of the framework of that relationship. Acknowledging Inuit Nunangat’s unique political and cultural primacy and expertise within our existing democratic governance structure is paramount to us in the North, writes Natan Obed. Photograph courtesy of ITK
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | November 19, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, walks with Natan Obed, president of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, in Goose Bay, N.L., in 2017. Photograph courtesy of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | November 19, 2018
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | November 19, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, walks with Natan Obed, president of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, in Goose Bay, N.L., in 2017. Photograph courtesy of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | October 31, 2018
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett announced in November, along with her cabinet colleagues, that a new Arctic Policy Framework would guide the federal government’s northern priorities until 2030. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | October 31, 2018
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | October 31, 2018
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett announced in November, along with her cabinet colleagues, that a new Arctic Policy Framework would guide the federal government’s northern priorities until 2030. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | October 18, 2018
There has never been an Inuk who has sat on any of the governing bodies of the three federal research funding agencies. This exclusion is unacceptable, writes Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | October 18, 2018
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | October 18, 2018
There has never been an Inuk who has sat on any of the governing bodies of the three federal research funding agencies. This exclusion is unacceptable, writes Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | June 18, 2018
Inuktut has for far too long been a secondary consideration for the federal government in Inuit Nunangat, the Inuit homeland made up of Nunavut, Nunavik (northern Quebec), Nunatsiavut (northern Labrador) and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the Northwest Territories, even though English and French mother tongue speakers are minority populations in two of the four regions, writes Natan Obed. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | June 18, 2018
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | June 18, 2018
Inuktut has for far too long been a secondary consideration for the federal government in Inuit Nunangat, the Inuit homeland made up of Nunavut, Nunavik (northern Quebec), Nunatsiavut (northern Labrador) and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the Northwest Territories, even though English and French mother tongue speakers are minority populations in two of the four regions, writes Natan Obed. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | June 20, 2016
Dancers pictured at the Taste of the North at the NAC in 2013. We, as Inuit, can respect the Government of Canada and we can respect the private sector. We demand respect in return. That is a positive thing for Canada as it overcomes colonialism, writes Natan Obed. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | June 20, 2016
Opinion | BY NATAN OBED | June 20, 2016
Dancers pictured at the Taste of the North at the NAC in 2013. We, as Inuit, can respect the Government of Canada and we can respect the private sector. We demand respect in return. That is a positive thing for Canada as it overcomes colonialism, writes Natan Obed. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright