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National Inuit org commits itself to child sexual abuse prevention – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201823 Views

November 21, 2018

“I pledge as ITK president to ensure that ITK does the absolute most that it can,” says Natan Obed

OTTAWA—Natan Obed, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, vowed yesterday that Canada’s national Inuit organization will dedicate itself to the prevention of child sexual abuse in Inuit Nunangat.

“I pledge as ITK president to ensure that ITK does the absolute most that it can to respond to the truth that we know, and to build our society to what we know it can be,” Obed said at a forum on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

By “truth,” Obed means the oft-suppressed reality of child sexual abuse in Inuit communities, which for generations has been a subject few have been willing to acknowledge.

“This issue has been taboo in our communities, and even when it is not taboo, it is intensely difficult to talk about,” Obed said.

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