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  • In March of 2007 Inuit women gathered in Nain for the first time since the Nunatsiavut Government was formed at the conference “Inuit Women and Nunatsiavut – Together a New Start”. At this conference Inuit women decided to form a regional Inuit women’s organization to represent them.


  • AnânauKatiget Tumingit was formed as a means for Inuit women to gather and discuss issues that were important to them and to act as a strong voice for women so that they are heard by all levels of government. Also, to become active in their communities and come together to discuss what projects they would like to see happen to ensure a healthy lifestyle for their families and also to keep their traditions and culture alive for future generations.


  • In 2011 there was a 10 member interim Board of Directors, who were responsible for the decisions of AnânauKatiget Tumingit . The Board secured funds to hire a coordinator, craft workshops, and hold an AGM which took place in Hopedale May 2 – 4, 2011.


  • Executive Director, Myrtle Banfield, retired September 2013, and Joan Andersen was hired as her replacement.  When Joan stepped down in 2014, Charlotte Wolfrey was hired as the Executive Director,  governed by a Board consisting of 11 members (one vacancy).


  • Presently there are three projects being administered by AnânauKatiget Tumingit Regional Inuit Women’s Association.  One is the Status of Women Canada project which has spawned two other projects aimed at economic development:  a) In Hopedale a craft worker was hired in March, 2014, part-time, to produce crafts and start a Craft Council.   b) In June 2014 five women were hired in Nain for seven weeks to start a pilot project in pizza and sandwich making for sale locally.
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