Makivik Corporation President and KRG Chairperson meet with Québec Premier Philippe Couillard
Nunavik Cost-of-Living Reduction Measures: Gasoline Program and Beneficiary Discount Card
The deadline to submit your application for the Makivik Scholarship program is fast approaching. Apply before September 30, 2014 for your winter 2013-2014 semester.
Québec Court of Appeal upholds Cree, Inuit and Naskapi Treaty Rights - Joint Press Release of Makivik Corporation, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach (Please click to read more)
After thorough discussions in Inuvik at the 12th General Assembly of ICC, the Inuit Delegations of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Chukotka, unanimously agreed on the Kitigaaruit Declaration... (Please click to read more)
This week Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Canada is hosting ICC’s 12th General Assembly in Inuvik. The ICC Delegations include: Canada, the USA, Greenland and Russia. The Nunavik Delegates on the Canadian Delegation are the Makivik Executives... (Please click to read more)
Makivik Corporation in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada to launch Iqqaumavara website
Recent Press Releases
Kuujjuaq, Québec, October 8, 2014 ─ Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik and Kativik Regional Government (KRG) Chairperson Maggie…
Kuujjuaq, October 7, 2014 …The Ungaluk Funding Program, administered jointly by the Makivik Corporation and the Kativik…
Press Release - For immediate release Kuujjuaq, Québec, September 10, 2014 – The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and…
Politically, culturally and economically, Makivik has been a leader in building and developing a vibrant region called Nunavik, where, between the dualistic nations of Canada and Quebec, Inuit have established our own distinct place and identity. Makivik, which in Inuktitut means “To Rise Up,” is a fitting name for an organization mandated to protect the rights, interests and financial compensation provided by the 1975 James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, the first comprehensive Inuit land claim in Canada, and the more recent offshore Nunavik Inuit Land Claim Agreement that came into effect in 2008. The Corporation’s distinct mandates ranges from owning and operating large profitable business enterprises and generating jobs;
to social economic development, improved housing conditions, to protection of the Inuit language and culture and the natural environment. Makivik’s work demonstrates the extent that modern aboriginal treaties or land claim settlements could benefit governments and Inuit. In 1975 when the first Agreement was signed, it took the position that “settling Inuit land claims” must be viewed in the context of a “new beginning” in terms of developing and implementing a new relationship and way of doing business with the governments of Quebec and Canada. Makivik Corporation and its subsidiary companies have a remarkably positive story to tell and we invite you to explore this site to learn more about Makivik and the Inuit of Nunavik.