Traditional Living

The Kivalliq Inuit Association offers the following Traditional Living programs.

Nunavut Harvesters Support Program (NHSP) – The objective of the Nunavut Harvesters Support Program (NHSP) is to relieve poverty among the Inuit of Nunavut and to preserve and advance Inuit harvesting culture, heritage and traditional ways of life, in accordance with the Nunavut Harvesters Support Program Policy (the “NHSP Policy”).

-Traditional Economy Fund-The Contributions to Small Business Program has been replaced by the Traditional Economy Fund (TEF).The Traditional Economy Fund provides access to those in need of small-scale grants for equipment, tools, and materials necessary for harvesting and arts & crafts-related activities by providing contributions of up to $1,500.

– Baker Lake Education and Recreation Fund -The Education and Recreation Activities for Youth Fund was established under the terms and conditions of the Canadian Heritage Rivers Inuit Impact Benefits Agreement (IIBA) signed on July 9, 2019 by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and the Government of Nunavut.

With respect to the Sarvaqtuuq (Kazan) and the Akillinik (Thelon) Heritage Rivers, the Kivalliq Inuit Association provides grant contributions to individuals and groups that are working to build educational and recreational activities for youth in the community of Baker Lake.

Kivalliq Freight Subsidy, Harvesters Support Grant – The (KHSG) is to relieve costs of freight for harvesting equipment for Inuit in the Kivalliq and to preserve and advance Inuit harvesting culture, heritage, and traditional ways of life. This program covers 75% of the freight for specified harvesting equipment.