Nunavik Inuit Declaration passed at AGM
Kuujjuaq, Nunavik-March 27, 2015- The Annual General Meeting of Makivik Corporation has adopted the 2015 Nunavik Inuit Declaration: Proud, United, Determined, setting in motion the implementation of Parnasimautik.
“With the adoption of this Declaration, we have clearly stated our commitment to protect our culture and language, improve our socio-economic situation and work towards a new governance structure”, stated Jobie Tukkiapik the President of Makivik Corporation.
Parnasimautik is the result of two years of hard work at the regional and local levels. The consultations were an unprecedented exercise in regional and local mobilization and unity which forms a comprehensive vision of regional development. Already there are communities who have taken up the challenge and spirit of Parnasimautik and are mobilizing to address local issues. (Please click here to read more…)
Makivik Corporation Congratulates the Joint Secretariat
Makivik Corporation Congratulates the Joint Secretariat on the release of the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope), Wildlife Management Advisory Council (Northwest Territories) and the Inuvialuit Game Council’s Polar Bear Traditional Knowledge Study
Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – March 30,2015 Makivik Corporation would like to congratulate the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope), the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (Northwest Territories) and the Inuvialuit Game Council on the release of their Polar Bear Traditional Knowledge Study. Observations by Inuit and Inuit Traditional Knowledge form a vital component in our understanding of polar bears and are one of the cornerstones of polar bear management in Canada. Studies such as the one released today help us better comprehend pan-Arctic polar bear trends and demonstrate the invaluable insights that Inuit have on polar bears, even if they seem to contradict popular impressions on polar bear health and abundance. (Please click here to read more…)