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Representing the Inuit of Nunavik since 1978

2016/2017 call for Ungaluk project applications opens on June 8 2015, the Ungaluk Tour starts in April

The Ungaluk Safer Communities Program, which is administered jointly by the Makivik Corporation and the Kativik Regional Government and funds crime prevention projects across Nunavik and in urban areas in Quebec, will be launching its 2016/2017 call for project applications on June 8, and it will close on September 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm. There is only 1 call for proposals every year. There will be a new online application form available on the Ungaluk webpage on June 8 or earlier. (read more…)

Nunavik Inuit Declaration passed at AGM

vote-inuit-resolutions-3Kuujjuaq, 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…)

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.