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Board Meeting Summary - Special Meeting July 28, 2022
August 05, 2022
I am pleased to provide the following Board Summary regarding the virtual/Zoom GTC Board of Directors (the ‘Board’) special meeting on July 28, 2022.
GTC Response on Papal Apology
July 25, 2022
The Gwich'in Tribal Council (GTC) recognizes that the Pope, on behalf of the Catholic Church, has apologized today on Treaty 6 Territory at Maskwacis, Alberta for its participation in the generations of systemic abuse, genocide and the suppression of cultural identity and language of Indigenous people in the residential school system across Canada.
While this apology indicates the beginning of a renewed relationship, the Gwich'in recognize that this means different things to people of all ages and backgrounds across Canada. There is also more to be done in terms of restitution and acceptance, both within our Gwich'in communities in the Northwest Territories and for Survivors across Canada.
Removal of Deputy Grand Chief Position
July 15, 2022
INUVIK (July 15, 2022) – At its 2021 Annual General Assembly (AGA) held in Inuvik on March 29-31, 2022, the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) was directed to seek removal of the Deputy Grand Chief position from the GTC Executive. Preliminary advice provided during the 2021 AGA suggested that a referendum may be required to remove the elected position of Deputy Grand Chief from the organizational structure of the GTC.