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RFP - Nipiit Editor

National Inuit Youth Council – Ottawa, Ontario
Department National Inuit Youth Council
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Experienced

Overview

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC) are seeking a consultant(s) to gather content for issue #15 of Nipiit magazine (the Magazine) with direction from the NIYC Editorial Board (the Editorial Board) for submission to Beat Studios (the Designer). The work will include, but is not limited to:

  • Seeking direction from the Editorial Board regarding specific themes of the Magazine;
  • Seeking out Inuit youth authors, photographers and content generators;
  •  Gathering content from Inuit youth (articles, photos/photo captions, interviews), ensuring equal regional representation;
  • Facilitating translation of content into Inuktitut Syllabics and Roman Orthography;
  • Reviewing and editing content for submission to the Designer,
  • Reviewing and proofreading laid out pages, securing feedback from the Editorial Board and serving as the liaison with the Designer to ensure the Magazine fulfills the vision of the Editorial Board

The goal is to produce a digital issue of the Magazine by May 31, 2019, and a database of Inuit youth content generators. Upon successful completion of the Magazine, the consultant(s) may be eligible to publish issues #16 and #17 of Nipiit by March 31, 2020.

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Background

 

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)

ITK is the national representational organization for Canada’s 65,000 Inuit, the majority of whom live in four regions, including the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (Northwest Territories), Nunavut, Nunavik (Northern Quebec), and Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador). Collectively, these four regions make up Inuit Nunangat, the Inuit homeland in Canada. Inuit Nunangat includes 53 communities and encompasses roughly 35 percent of Canada’s landmass and 50 percent of its coastline.

 

The comprehensive land claim agreements that have been settled in Inuit Nunangat form a core component of ITK’s mandate. These land claims have the status of protected treaties under the Constitution. ITK remains committed to working in partnership with the Crown to fully implement these land claims. Consistent with its founding purpose, ITK represents the rights and interests of Inuit at the national level through a democratic governance structure that represents all Inuit regions.

 

ITK advocates for policies, programs and services that impact the health, social, cultural, political and environmental issues facing Inuit today. ITK is governed by a Board that is composed of the following members:

  • President, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
  • President, Makivik Corporation
  • President, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
  • President, Nunatsiavut Government

 

In addition to voting members, the following non-voting Permanent Participant Representatives also sit on the Board:

  • President, Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada
  • President, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada
  • President, National Inuit Youth Council

 

The National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC)

The NIYC is a sub-committee of the ITK Board of Directors. The NIYC is the voice of Inuit youth in Inuit Nunangat composed of the following members:

  • Youth Coordinator (or designate), Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
  • Youth Coordinator (or designate), Kitikmeot Inuit Association
  • Youth Coordinator (or designate), Kivalliq Inuit Association
  • Youth Coordinator (or designate), Qikiqtani Inuit Association
  • President, Qarjuit Youth Council
  • Youth Coordinator (or designate), Nunatsiavut Government
  • President, National Inuit Youth Council

The NIYC Editorial Board

The NIYC Editorial Board is a subcommittee of the NIYC responsible for offering direction and resources for the content development for Nipiit magazine. The composition of the Editorial Board is fluid and primarily consists of:

  • 3 members of the NIYC
  • The ITK Youth Coordinator

Nipiit Magazine

Nipiit magazine was developed by Inuit youth for Inuit Youth. The first issue was released in the summer of 2010. The publication is printed in English, Inuktitut syllabics, and Inuktitut roman orthography, and is available free of charge in all schools, youth centres, and land claims organizations across Inuit Nunangat. PDF versions of the Magazine are also available online.


 

Scope

The Consultant(s) will, following the direction of the Editorial Board:

1.       Seek out Inuit youth (between the ages of 16-30) authors and photographers to create a database of Inuit content generators.
2.       Gather a minimum of 20 articles written by Inuit youth, ensuring equal representation of works from each region:
a.       Inuvialuit Settlement Region
b.      Kitikmeot Region
c.       Kivalliq Region
d.      Qikiqtani Region
e.      Nunavik Region
f.        Nunatsiavut Region
3.       Facilitate the translation of all articles into Inuktitut and transliteration into roman orthography.
4.       Submit all articles and content to the Designer and facilitate necessary changes to produce a digital issue by May 31, 2019.

The deliverables of this project are:

  • Completed issue of the Magazine.
  • A database of Inuit youth content generators.

Proposal

We require a detailed proposal with cost estimate and projected timelines for the above deliverables. Proposal(s) should include:

  1. Proposed activities, cost estimates and timeline for the various components of the project.
  2. Resume of the primary person(s) responsible for the development and coordination of the plan.
  3. Access to two comparable publications done for other groups.
  4. Three references and phone numbers of people for whom you have published magazines or similar products.

 

Role of the NIYC Editorial Board:

The NIYC Editorial Board will be responsible for the following tasks:

  1. Set the theme for the Magazine.
  2. Provide contact information for Inuit youth who can contribute to the Magazine.
  3. Review articles and page layouts.
  4. Provide contact information for content translators.

 

Role of the Consultant

The successful consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

1.       Seeking direction from the Editorial Board regarding specific themes of the Magazine;

2.       Seeking out Inuit youth authors, photographers and content generators;

3.       Gathering content from Inuit youth (articles, photos/photo captions, interviews), ensuring equal regional representation;

4.       Facilitating translation of content into Inuktitut Syllabics and Roman Orthography;

5.       Reviewing and editing content for submission to the Designer,

6.       Reviewing and proofreading laid out pages,

7.       Maintaining regular contact with the Editorial Board via email or teleconference;

  1. Providing a plan with timeline for each component; and
  2. Conducting these components with input from the Editorial Board within the designated time frame.

 

Selection Criteria and Process

The following are the criteria we will use in the selection process:

  • Detailed plan and timeline (including projected costs for each component).
  • Potential for excellent working relationships.
  • Experience working with Inuit, knowledge of knowledge mobilization and system change, and familiarity with Inuit Nunangat.
  • Strong recommendations from references.
  • Compliance with deadline.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Qamaniq-Mason at qamaniq@itk.ca .

 

Your electronic submission should be sent by 4:00 pm EST on April 19, 2019 to:
Kevin Qamaniq-Mason at qamaniq@itk.ca .

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  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Department
    National Inuit Youth Council
  • Employment Type
    Contractor
  • Minimum Experience
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