Welcome aboard!

The Kivalliq Inuit Association HR department has been busy the last few weeks with new hires! We would like to welcome and introduce the following staff to our team! Shawn Panniuq Karetak is the new Business Development Officer David Kakuktinniq Jr is the new Business Services Officer Stella Kablalik is the new Manager, Information Systems Kimberly Tanuyak is an acting Finance Officer Christina Angootealuk is our Employment and Training Officer Welcome to the Kivalliq Inuit Association!!  

The Kivalliq Inuit Association

KIA is a “Designated Inuit Organization” (DIO), which represents the interests of all Inuit living in the Kivalliq Region, acts as a lobbying group, administers and monitors certain provisions of the Nunavut Final Agreement in the Kivalliq Region.

The KIA mission is to represent, in a fair and democratic manner, Inuit of the Kivalliq Region in the development, protection, administration and advancement of their rights and benefits as an aboriginal people; as well as to promote their economic, social, political and cultural well-being through succeeding generations.

KIA goals to fulfill its mission:

  • To preserve Inuit heritage, culture and language.
  • To manage Inuit owned lands in the region and provide information to and consult with land claims beneficiaries on land use.
  • To protect Arctic Wildlife and the environment, thereby preserving traditional uses for current and future generations.
  • To assist Inuit in the Kivalliq region in training and preparation for a Nunavut Territory.

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Our Programs

Bereavement & Compassionate Program

Travel assistance for registered Kivalliqmiut, to care for a terminally ill family member; or to attend to the final arrangements of a deceased family member.


Cultural Programs

Programs and funding opportunities that support the protection and promotion of Inuit culture, societal values and language.


Funding Programs

Financial support programs for the business community in the Kivalliq.




Access to key information, documents and progress updates.



Understand the democratic process that governs the Kivalliq Inuit Association.


Careers & Opportunities

Developing a workforce representative of the Inuit population in the Kivalliq.