19 Jun NASSITUQ
Nasittuq (pronounced “na-see-took”) is an Inuktitut word which means “looking out from a high place.” For over 20 years we have provided technical and facility management solutions in Canada’s North.
Nasittuq is a majority-owned Inuit organization. The shareholders of the company include Nunasi Corporation, which holds 51% voting rights, PAIL, which holds 51% equity rights and ATCO Frontec, which holds 49% voting and equity rights. Collectively, PAIL’s shareholders represent all the regions of the Inuit Nunangat (the Inuit Homeland in Canada), and includes the Inuvialuit Development Corporation, Kitikmeot Corporation, Sakku Investments Corporation, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation, Makivik Corporation and the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies.
We have a long history with our roots extending back to 1994, when our founding partners, Pan Arctic Inuit Logistics Corporation (PAIL) and ATCO Frontec (Frontec) formed a joint venture that went on to win the Government of Canada contract to operate and maintain the North Warning System (NWS).
In 2000 there was increasing interest for Inuit to become more involved in the management and technical aspects of the NWS, so the joint venture was restructured to create a 50/50 partnership sharing all aspects of the business. Nasittuq Corporation was created as the joint venture’s agent.
Since its’ inception, our mission has been to provide exemplary technical and management services to our Canadian and U.S. Government customers, while building equity for Inuit through participation as trainees, employees, suppliers, and owners. The present-day need for skilled Inuit employees shines a light on the path toward growing the indigenous economy through community development and skills training.
Ensuring that all members of an organization understand the priority and values starts with fostering culture. Values should be lived and breathed, achieving the organization’s goals in the way it intends to achieve them is not up to one person but requires an understanding of the how and why at all levels.
We remain committed to building on our economic successes to provide even greater opportunities to build economic growth and opportunity for Inuit businesses. The development of opportunities to build equity relies on the stewardship of indigenous partnerships. We have set out to provide exemplary technical and management services to the Canadian and U.S. Government customers, while increasing opportunities for Inuit participation as trainees, employees, suppliers and owners.
We’ve established a strong reputation for meeting the needs of our customers and for enhancing Inuit economic participation. Economic participation must be foundational within the emerging 100 billion dollar Indigenous economy.