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  • Canada’s Northern Airlines Enter Merger Discussions

    April 11, 2014 - Edmonton, AB and Kuujjuaq, QC- Makivik Corporation and NorTerra Inc., respectively the shareholders of First Air and Canadian North, have agreed to hold discussions leading to the merger of their operations consistent with a merger of equals, subject to the successful conclusion of negotiations and regulatory review. The potential merger is intended to create a single airline entity that builds on the strengths and identities of the two companies. A merger would improve the sustainability of these critical Inuit birthright enterprises and would also create better air services and new economic development opportunities across the north.

  • The Makivik Annual General Meeting in Ivujivik is now underway

    The Makivik Annual General Meeting in Ivujivik is now underway. Along with the Makivik Board of Directors and Executives, this annual meeting is comprised of representatives from Nunavik communities, Nunavik Lanholding Corportions’ Presidents, Saputiit Youth Association, Nunavik Elders’ Association, Avataq Cultural Institute, Taqramiut Nipingat Inc., the Nunavik Landholding Corporation Association and the Nunavik Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Association.


    Please click here to consult the results of the election.

  • The 13th edition Ivakkak dog team race takes off!

    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.

  • Ivakkak 2014 Announcement

    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...

  • An Essential Step of the Parnasimautik Process

    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.

  • Makivik and the Secretariat Signs an Allianc

    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.

  • Parnasimautik Workshop Website

    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.


The Makivik Mandate

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.
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Makivik Magazine

A banner on the front cover of each Makivik Magazine reads: "Serving the Inuit of Nunavik."
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Nunavik Research

The Nunavik Research Centre is operated by the Resource Development Department of Makivik Corporation in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik.

The Kids zone!

Visit our computer games zone!
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Kuujjuaq | Montreal | Quebec City
Head Office: Kuujjuaq
P.O. Box 179
Kuujjuaq, Quebec J0M 1C0
(819) 964.2925

J0M 1M0
Phone: 1-819-254-1173
Fax: 1-819-254-1040

J0M 1G0
Phone: 1-819-929-3925

1111 Dr. Frederik-Philips Blvd., 3rd Floor
St. Laurent, Quebec H4M 2X6

Quebec City
555 Grande-Allée E.
Québec (Québec) G1R 2J5
(418) 522.2224

Corporate Objectives

  • To receive, administer, distribute and invest the compensation money payable to Nunavik Inuit, as provided for in the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement;
  • To relieve poverty, to promote the welfare, advancement, and education of the Inuit;
  • To foster, promote, protect and assist in preserving the Inuit way of life, values and traditions;
  • To exercise the functions vested in it by other Acts or the Agreement; and
  • To develop and improve the Inuit communities and to improve their means of actions.
  • 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
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