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Makivik Corporation Announces $16.8-million in Donations to Nunavik Initiatives for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year

Kuujjuaq, Quebec – Wednesday October 11, 2017 – Makivik Corporation is very pleased to announce $16.8-million for a wide range of Nunavik initiatives for the 2017-2018 fiscal year (October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018).

“As a result of solid returns from our financial portfolio, as well as a $3-million dividend from First Air, and a $2-million dividend from Air Inuit, we are proud to once again be in a position to allocate funds to all communities. In the 2017-208 fiscal year, $16.8-million will be allocated in support of many different community projects and new initiatives,” said Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik.

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 Makivik Applauds Two Education Events Destined to Have a Positive Impact on Nunavik Youth and the Region

Kuujjuaq, QC – Thursday September 28, 2017 – Makivik Corporation applauds two recent education related events for Nunavik. First the education panel organized by the Qarjuit Youth Council this week to discuss the status of education was by all accounts a huge success. The panel was made up of Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik, Kativik School Board President Alicie Nalukturuk, and two former College students, Leah May and Navarana Kleist. The panel on Education was the first of its kind in the region and was held during the Annual Meeting of Qarjuit Youth Council. It was broadcast “live” on TNI Regional Radio. Makivik salutes the efforts and wisdom of Qarjuit and encourage them to strive on.

Secondly in Montreal last week the launching of Nunavik Sivunitsavut (NS) is something we can all be very proud of and wish for its great success. The Nunavik Sivunitsavut program in Montreal is located at the Avataq Cultural Institute office…

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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.