Giving Back to Our Community

The People of Nunavut Make Us Who We Are

Keewatin Air recognizes that it is the people of Nunavut who make us who we are. We believe that by working to ensure that residents prosper through health care and education and employment opportunities, we can strengthen Nunavut and its relationship with Keewatin Air LP.

From our start in 1971, Keewatin Air LP (KAL) has been guided by and influenced by the learnings of the Inuit culture.

As the primary provider of Medevac and Air Ambulance services for the Government of Nunavut, KAL seeks to engaged with government and community leaders to support the strengthening of the role of Elders in addressing social problems and issues in the North. The Inuit Societal Values Project is an important part of this goal.

Keewatin Air supports Inuit Societal Values:

  • INUUQATIGIITSIARNIQ — Respecting others, relationships and caring for people

  • TUNNGANARNIQ — Fostering good spirits by being open, welcoming, and inclusive

  • PIJITSIRNIQ — Serving and providing for family and/or community

  • AAJIIQATIGIINNIQ — Decision making through discussion and consensus

  • PILIMMAKSARNIQ / PIJARIUQSARNIQ — Development of skills through observation, mentoring, practice, and effort

  • PILIRIQATIGIINNIQ / IKAJUQTIGIINNIQ — Working together for a common cause

  • QANUQTUURNIQ — Being innovative and resourceful

  • AVATITTINNIK KAMATSIARNIQ — Respect and care for the land, animals, and the environment