The 13th edition of the Nunavik based dog team race Ivakkak; which means running at a comfortable speed, departed from the community of Kangirsujuaq at 11:00 AM this morning with 2 minute intervals between each team. They are expected to arrive to the first checkpoint called “Iqalukjuak” later today.
LA bon ‘voyage feast’ was organised by the Northern Village of Kangirsujuaq in honour of the racers last evening.READ MORE
February 25, 2014- The annual Ivakkak dog team race will return to the Nunavik trails on March 10, 2014. This race will depart from the community of Kangiqsujuaq heading south to the finish line in Tasiujaq. 11 teams of 2 ranging from the communities of Kuujjuaq, Tasiujaq, Quaqtaq, Puvirnituq and Kangiqsujuaq will compete for the championship 13th edition Ivakkak cup. The number of dogs varies from 10 to 12 per team.
The mushers will pass thru the communities of Kangirsuk and Aupaluk. The race is expected to last for 10 days depending on the weather.
The Order of Nunavik is conferred upon Inuit men and women “for outstanding achievements in different fields.” The Order of Nunavik Program celebrates the accomplishments of Nunavik Inuit of all ages and inspires Nunavik beneficiaries to strive to reach its goals.
Each year, Nunavik Inuit are nominated by their fellow JBNQA beneficiaries for their achievements, leadership, and innovation
The final four selected, accomplished and motivated Inuit are named Nunavik Role Models and inducted into the Order of Nunavik at an award ceremony held during the Makivik Corporation Annual General meeting...
In September 2012, all regional organizations agreed on the need to conduct Parnasimautik consultations, based on Plan Nunavik and the other identified sectors, in order to identify the elements of a comprehensive vision of regional development according to Inuit culture, identity, language and traditional way of life so as to protect them now and enhance them for the future, and to protect the environment.READ MORE
Makivik Corporation and the Secretariat to the Cree Nation Abitibi-Témiscamingue Economic Alliance have signed a Memorendum of Understanding for a continued collaboration and support for current and future projects and defining the long-term benefits for both organizations. A signing ceremony was held on Friday, January 31, in Ottawa, Ontario as part of the Northern Lights Event.READ MORE
Québec, December 9, 2013 – The Makivik Corporation, the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and the Québec government have reached an agreement on increased funding to mitigate the effects of the high cost of living on Nunavik residents. “Over the next three years, these measures will direct more than $33 million towards reducing the cost-of-living inequities faced by Nunavimmiut”, declared Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik and KRG Chairperson Maggie Emudluk.READ MORE
Plan Nunavik (Parnasimautik) proposes a vision of development and priorities for Nunavik over the next 25 years in areas such as housing, health, education, access to the land, environmental and wildlife protection, culture, tourism, bio-food, as well as non-renewable resource, energy, transportation, communications and community development.READ MORE