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IBC Letter to Editor – Nunatsiaq News

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Nunatsiaq News – LETTERS: Nunavut January 14, 2016 – 8:30 am

Inuit Broadcasting Corp. thanks contributors to media arts centre

Want to donate? IBC still seeks $1.3 million in Revenue Canada eligible contributions – 


IBC’s new media arts centre on Federal Rd. in Iqaluit. (FILE PHOTO)

The Inuit Broadcasting Corp. held a grand opening for the Nunavut Media Arts Centre on Dec. 2, 2015. It was a wonderful success!

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the following contributions that have assisted us to get to this important milestone. A full list, which includes many generous individuals and companies, is available at here.

Guardian of Inuit Culture ($1 million+):

  • Government of Nunavut — ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᖓ — Gouvernement du Nunavut
    • Government of Canada — ᑲᓇᑕ ᒐᕙᒪᖓ — Gouvernement du Canada

IQ/Traditional Knowledge Champion ($100,000-$499,999):

  • Kitikmeot Inuit Association — ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖓᑦ
    • Kivalliq Inuit Association — ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖓᑦ
    • Qikiqtani Inuit Association — ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖓᑦ

History Keeper ($50,000-$99,999):

  • Pairijait Tigumivik Society — ᐸᐃᕆᔭᐃᑦ ᑎᒍᒥᕕᒃ
    • Kakivak Association — ᑲᑭᕙᒃ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃ ᑎᒌᖏᑦ
    • Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. — ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑐᓐᖓᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑎᒥᖓᑦ
    • NMAC Builder ($10,000-$49,000):
    • R L Hanson Construction Ltd. — ᕼᐊᓐᓴᓐ ᓴᓇᔨᖏᑦ
    • Nunavut Film Development Corporation — ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᕋᔅᓴᓕᐅᖅᑏᑦ ᑎᒥᖓᑦ

Undisclosed amount: Telesat — ᑐᓴᕈᑎᓕᕆᔨᑦ


  • Qikiqtaaluk Corp. — ᕿᑭᕐᑖᓗᒃ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᓐ
    • NCC Properties Ltd. — ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓪᓗᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ
    • Atuqtuarvik Corp. – ᐊᑐᕐᑐᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᓐ

Financing: First Nations Bank of Canada — ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᓪᓚᐃᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᑯᕕᖏᑦ

On behalf of the IBC board and staff, I invite you to contribute to this success story and help diminish the remaining amount of $1.3 million — of the $8.6 million goal — for new media equipment and training, and related costs.

Tax receipts are available and donation information is available at


Madeleine d’Argencourt
IBC Chair