The concept of serving and providing for family and/or community.
This principle applies to every division of the Department of Justice.
All Department of Justice staff will endeavour to serve each other in the workplace.
The Inuit way of decision-making.
This principle applies to everyone at all times.
Decisions should be made through meetings and direct communication.
Important communications and decisions will not be made by e-mail.
Inuktitut will be anyone's choice of language at any time.
The passing on of knowledge and skills through observation, doing and practice.
The workplace will be accommodating and flexible.
Accommodating or making room for new (things) practices that needs to be implemented.
Inuit staff must be given opportunities to develop skills on the job during regular hours through mechanisms such as cultural training and programs.
Working together for a common cause.
Through collaboration and mutual understanding in the workplace.
Inuit and non-Inuit staff will work together from the basis of their own knowledge and experience to develop mutual understanding and a balanced approach to the provision of programs and services.
The concept of environmental stewardship.
We must apply this principle because of its value to our personal and cultural survival.
This principle helps us to ground ourselves in the strengths of our ancestors.
It reflects the unique aspects of our culture: e.g. the Inuit ability to survive in the extreme Artic environment.
Respecting Inuit practice and relationships with wildlife and the natural environment. Need to collect this information and knowledge and to develop an information source.
The concept of being resourceful to solve problems.
It is important to recognize that we must constantly explore many different opportunities in order to find the best ways to move forward.
This is the basis of persistence.
Fostering good spirit by being open, accepting and inclusive.
We must follow this at all times, in our words, our actions, in the example we give, in what we do, and in how the workplace is organized.
We must make the workplace people friendly, welcoming and open.
Caring for others and taking their situations and who they are into account.
The tool for proceeding forward with clear understanding.
Assistance and cooperation when it is called for, in any shape or form, without barriers.
Sharing of information through various initiatives and methods.
It is the foundation for fair treatment, honest commitment to work together, and the source of harmonious environment.
Like its meaning, conscious understanding of others is the basis of mutual relationships.
This principle reminds us to be sensitive to all people because we are uniquely different from one another.
Our grandparents and parents have taught us that there are individuals who are dominant and others who are dominated, but that we should treat them equally.
To encourage others is important for their goodwill.
I encourage you to do well in whatever you are doing.
I hope you will be successful in your hunt.
The teaching is -putting down an individual has a consequence to the greater whole. As the example is used with dogs in a traditional sense. One dog that is not encouraged and supported equally detaches from the rest of the team and therefore does not perform the expectations.
To keep order in place.
As for the workplace, the supervisor or manager should be attentive to the wishes and concerns of the employees.
We are not to judge other people.
Our ancestors taught us never to be judgmental towards someone's past that we were never part of. If a new couple were partnered, the husband was totally discouraged from judging his wife's past. If the wife happened to express her past activities to her new partner, which he doesn't approve of, he is not to keep bringing it up.
It is important to give people their opportunity for participation and contribution.
The opportunity must be there for staff and members to attend meetings and sessions on relating to cultural and language issues.
Inuit wisdom is -the wisdom to know how to apply your knowledge.
If you asked an Inuit Elder on any question, he/she will give you an answer without checking into secondary information. Silatunikumut isumaginngiqqaujaraluani uqausirijunnattautigijanga.
To support a place for growth, development and success.