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:
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.
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:
In addition to voting members, the following non-voting Permanent Participant Representatives also sit on the Board:
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:
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:
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.
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:
We require a detailed proposal with cost estimate and projected timelines for the above deliverables. Proposal(s) should include:
Role of the NIYC Editorial Board:
The NIYC Editorial Board will be responsible for the following tasks:
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;
Selection Criteria and Process
The following are the criteria we will use in the selection process:
If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Qamaniq-Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Your electronic submission should be sent by 4:00 pm EST on April 19, 2019 to:
Kevin Qamaniq-Mason at email@example.com .