Press Releases Archives

Makivik welcomes the Federal Government’s new approach to working with Canada’s Indigenous peoples

August 30, 2017 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivik Corporation welcomes the announcement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Monday August 28th to dissolve the Indigenous and Northern Affairs and create two new departments to better serve Inuit, Métis, and…

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Nuvviti Development Corporation Selects Chairman and Announces New Boards for Kautaq Construction, Nunavik Geomatics, Halutik Enterprises, Unaaq Fisheries, Tarquti Energy, and the NEAS Group Air Inuit and First Air Board Chairmen Named

Tuesday July 4, 2017 – Montreal, Quebec – Nuvviti Development Corporation held its first Board of Directors meeting in Montreal on Wednesday June 28, 2017. Mr. Tommy Palliser was named the new Chairman of Nuvviti Development Corporation during the meeting.…

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Inuit Customary Adoption Incorporated into Quebec’s Civil Code – “Historic” say Makivik and Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services

Kuujjuaq, Quebec – June 20, 2017 – On Friday June 16, 2017 at the Quebec National Assembly, Bill 113 called “An Act to amend the Civil Code and other legislative provisions as regards adoption and the disclosure of information” was…

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Statement from Makivik President on the Status of Diplomas for Students Graduating from the Kativik School Board in Nunavik

May 9, 2017 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivik Corporation was shocked by the recent news released by the Kativik School Board (KSB) that Nunavik students have not been receiving standard Secondary School Diplomas for several years (since 2013 or 2015),…

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New Interim Social Housing Rent Scale Reached with Quebec: Significant Relief for Low and Medium Income Households

Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 1, 2017 – Inuit leaders from Makivik Corporation (Makivik) and the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) have reached an agreement-in-principle with the Government of Québec, subject to ratification by Cabinet, on an interim social housing rent scale that…

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Extension of the Agreement on Nunavik Cost-of-Living Measures And Addition to the Household Appliance and Harvesting Equipment Program

Kuujjuaq, Québec, April 27, 2017 – The Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik administered by the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) has been extended until March 2018. This one-year extension will allow the…

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Makivik Corporation Launches Naming Contest for its New Business Development Corporation

Tasiujaq, Quebec (March 24, 2017) – Makivik Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of a naming contest for its new Business Development Corporation currently known as “DEVCO”. DEVCO will become the business development arm of Makivik. Devco’s objectives are to…

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MAKIVIK CORPORATION ANNOUNCES CREATION OF A NEW DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR NUNAVIK INUIT

March 1, 2017 – Kuujjuaq, Quebec – Makivik Corporation is pleased to announce the creation of a new Development Corporation to further develop regional businesses in Nunavik and beyond. The new Inuit Development Corporation will be 100% owned by Makivik.…

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