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Extension of the Agreement on Nunavik Cost-of-Living Measures And Addition to the Household Appliance and Harvesting Equipment Program

Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 27, 2017 – The Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik administered by the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) has been extended until March 2018. This one-year extension will allow the KRG, the Makivik Corporation and the Québec government to pursue negotiations to define effective and long-lasting solutions to the high cost of living in Nunavik, based on the conclusions of the two-year research report completed by Université Laval in November 2016.

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   Makivik Corporation is seeking Board members for its development corporation and its two airlines

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  • Makivik DEVCO
  • First Air
  • Air Inuit

Makivik Corporation is seeking Board Members for its wholly-owned business development corporation (DEVCO), as well as its two airlines: Air Inuit and First Air. Created in 1978, following the signing of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), Makivik’s mission is to support the economic and social welfare of the Inuit beneficiaries of the JBNQA. To this end, Makivik owns commercial subsidiaries including Air Inuit, First Air, Halutik Fuels, Nunavik Geomatics and Kautaq Construction and is a major shareholder in Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping (NEAS), collectively employing over 2,000 people in Nunavik, Nunavut, Montreal, Ottawa and other Canadian locations…

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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.