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Elections for BOD Members

Elections for BOD members in Ivujivik, Umiujaq, Kangirsujuaq and Kangirsuk were held last week.

To summarize, here are the newly elected BOD members.

  • Killiniq: Sammy Anganatuinaq acclaimed
  •  Ivujivik: Charlie Paningajak
  • Umiujaq: Paul Anowak
  •  Kangirsujuaq: Elijah Ningiuruvik
  • Kangirsuk: Etua Kauki
  • Tasiujak: Willie Angnatuk acclaimed

Please note that no runoff elections will be required as all candidates obtained the majority of votes cast in their communities.

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March 1, 2017 – Kuujjuaq, Quebec – Makivik Corporation is pleased to announce the creation of a new Development Corporation to further develop regional businesses in Nunavik and beyond. The new Inuit Development Corporation will be 100% owned by Makivik.

“This is a new chapter in our development,” said Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik. “We have been successful in managing our investment portfolio, our subsidiary companies, and joint ventures over the years. We want to go to the next level of professional business management, and in doing so ensure that the Beneficiaries’ Equity carefully administered over the years has even greater opportunities to grow, as well as providing better oversight to our subsidiary companies and joint ventures.”

In the fall of 2016 a Makivik Structural Review Committee was struck with the mandate to study, review, analyze and make recommendations to the Makivik Board of Directors with regards to the most effective and appropriate structures for the Corporation to adopt to improve the business operations of the Corporation’s subsidiaries and joint ventures. It also sought to improve its ability to take greater advantage of new business opportunities, with a view to minimize political considerations in business decision-making.

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Makivik Mandate

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.