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Find Message from the Chair here, released on April 15, 2020.

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Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) is prepared to celebrate Inuvialuit Day at a distance this year. Events led by Community Corporations to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement will now need to be celebrated in family settings.

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) is grateful to have been able to provide some contribution, with the help from partnering businesses, to support long-term activities on the land.  The 2-month

“This loss is very difficult and our thoughts are now with the family.  We all prayed for his continued health and just benefited from Eddie’s guidance during the IRC Board meeting in April. IRC hoped to continue to rely on his strength, integrity, and sharp political and business acumen for much, much longer,” IRC Chair and CEO Duane Smith said.

“Despite this difficult time we are now in with a coronavirus threat and global pandemic, including market and business uncertainty,” IRC Chair and CEO Duane Ningaqsiq Smith assures beneficiaries that, “IRC is able to consistently and sustainably provide Inuvialuit their financial distribution by Electronic Fund Transfers and cheques as per usual and hopes that the dividend payments will find beneficiaries in good health.”

Please stay safe and abide by this new requirement if you must travel during this time of COVID-19 precautions. These coverings do not need to be medical masks and any face covering including a scarf or similar item is acceptable.  Further, travellers who do not have mandatory face covering will not be allowed to travel. *It is the responsibility of each traveller to bring their own proper face covering with them. 


Please allow at least a week after applying for IRC staff to process the applications.

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation has received $5,850,000 from the Government of Canada in direct, distinctions-based funding to address the needs of Inuvialuit in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is IRC’s allocation negotiated from the Indigenous Community Support Fund and we are now giving announcement of priority as to how funds will be spent in addressing the needs of Inuvialuit beneficiaries.

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) along with the Northern Games Society regrets that events scheduled to be held in Tuktoyaktuk and Inuvik and to include Regional and Circumpolar participation

April 7, 2020 (Inuvik) – Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) calls on the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) to limit sale of alcohol to individuals.  IRC asks that this restriction b

IRC will update and add to this resource page in serving the interest of health as well as economic support for Inuvialuit during COVID-19.