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IMPACT

INUIT VALUES

As an Inuit owned and operated company, we embrace our culture’s language, values and priorities as the core of our business. We are guided by the knowledge of Inuinnait Elders and Inuit Qaujimajaqtuqangit (Inuit traditional knowledge) as touchstones for how we engage with our clients, our partners, and environment. In translating these teachings into modern business, we forefront the values of:

 

Aajiiqatigiinniq: Decision making through discussion and consensus.

 

Avatittinnik Kamatsiarniq: Respect and care for the land, animals, and the environment.

 

Pilimmaksarniq/Pijariuqsarniq: Development of skills through observation, mentoring, practice and effort

 

Piliriqatigiiniq/Ikajuqtigiinniq: Working together for a common cause

INDIGENOUS ENTERPRISE

At Kaapittiaq, it is not 'business as usual.'  From the coffee beans we source, to the stores we sell it through, we strive to strengthen an Indigenous business network that supports Indigenous peoples, economies, and communities around the world.    

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ENVIRONMENT

1) Compostable packaging

 

We believe that nothing should be taken from the earth that can not be put back.

 

Kaapittiaq has invested in compostable and plant-based materials for its coffee packaging to minimize our company's footprint.

2) Natural bean farming

 

We invest in Indigenous agricultural partners with environmentally friendly growing practices.

 

Depending on the farmer, this can include a reliance on small-scale planting in naturally forested and bird friendly environments, organic certified production, and the use of traditional culturalivation techniques.

3) Investing in Traditional Indigenous Economies

 

Kaapittiaq donates to cultural programming that supports the development of land-based skills, responsible harvesting, and respect for the ecosystems that have long sustained Inuit culture in the Canadian Arctic.

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