Charlie Watt Sr. Elected Makivik President – Returns to the Organization he Founded 40 Years Ago
Tuesday-January 23, 2018 – Kuujjuaq, QC – Following the executive election held on Thursday January 18, 2018 Makivik is pleased to announce the return of Charlie Watt Sr. as President.
Charlie Watt was the founding president of the Northern Quebec Inuit Association (NQIA) – the organization that negotiated the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) in the early 1970s on behalf of the Inuit of Nunavik. Following the signing of the James Bay Agreement, the NQIA formally became Makivik Corporation in June of 1978. Charlie Watt was also Makivik’s founding President until 1982.
Charlie Watt was also Makivik President in the late 1980s and early 1990s – a time when Makivik purchased First Air as part of its portfolio of subsidiary companies, expanding its aviation expertise, which began with the creation of Air Inuit at the time of Makivik’s foundation.
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NMRWB Chairman Call for Candidatures
The Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board (NMRWB) was created under the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement (NILCA), is the main instrument of wildlife management for the Nunavik Marine Region and is an institution of public government. The NMRWB is currently seeking candidatures to fill a vacancy in the chairmanship of the board; the selected candidate would be interviewed and selected by the NMRWB and appointed for a 4-year term by the Federal Government.
Candidates with a strong background in board governance and associated procedures are sought; experience chairing similar boards is ideal. A thorough knowledge of the wildlife species and issues in the Nunavik Marine Region is essential. Familiarity with the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement and similar land claims is desirable. The NMRWB chairperson must have strong Inuktitut and English language skills; French is a definite asset. During the selection process, preference will be given to Nunavik Inuit beneficiaries.
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…