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MAKIVIK CORPORATION SHOCKED AT
LEAF RIVER CARIBOU HERD POPULATION RESULTS
CALL ON QUEBEC TO STOP THE SPORTS HUNT

On behalf of Nunavik Inuit Makivik Corporation expresses deep concern over the staggering decline of caribou in the Leaf River Herd in Northern Quebec (Nunavik) and call on Quebec to stop the sports hunt. Since the last survey in 2011, which yielded an estimate of 430,000 caribou, 2016 results suggest a population of 199,000, a drop of over 50% in five years. George River caribou, which once numbered over 760,000 caribou, were estimated at 8,900 individuals in a 2015 aerial survey.

Makivik Executive Vice-president Adamie Delisle Alaku and member to the Hunting Fishing and Trapping Coordinating Committee (HFTCC) stated, “Caribou are a mainstay of our traditional diet. Caribou cannot be replaced by nutritionally poorer quality food equivalents imported from the south and sold at exorbitant prices in Nunavik.

This is not a matter of entertainment to see who gets the biggest double-shovel antler trophy head in a sport hunt, it’s a matter of food security for my people, entrenched through the right to harvest and guaranteed harvest levels established through the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement.”

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NOTICE TO ALL INUIT BENEFICIARIES:

This is to inform the public of Nunavik that the Call for Nominations was closed as of 5:00 pm on December 1, 2016 for the positions of Vice President, Resource Development; and for the position of Treasurer.

AS THE SOLE CANDIDATE HAVING PRESENTED HIS NOMINATION FOR THE 2017 UNIVERSAL ELECTION FOR VICE PRESIDENT, RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT OF MAKIVIK CORPORATION, THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATE HAS BEEN THEREFORE ELECTED BY ACCLAMATION:

Adamie Delisle Alaku

THE CANDIDATES FOR THE 2017 UNIVERSAL ELECTION FOR TREASURER OF MAKIVIK CORPORATION ARE:

David Dupuis
Andy Pirti
 

The Election date for the aforementioned offices for Makivik Corporation is scheduled on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

The Polling hours on ELECTION DAY will open at 10:00 a.m. and will close at 6:00 p.m.

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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.