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The Makivik Corporation would like to extend its great sadness at the passing of Jacob Oweetaluktuk and its condolences to his family and friends in Inukjuak

Press release

Quebec November, 4 2013- Jacob Oweetaluktuk was appointed to the Makivik Board of Governors in 1993 and served in that capacity for many years until last year. He was appointed to the position in recognition for his hard work as an executive member of the Northern Quebec Inuit Association, the organization that negotiated the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement on behalf of Inuit. He is also remembered as one of the founding members of Canada’s National Inuit Brotherhood, Inuit Tapirisat of Canada in the early 1970’s. Jacob was a community broadcaster for CBC North as well for 15 years on Nunavik’s Tuttavik radio show providing community news and opinion to Nunavik and Nunavut.

Makivik President Jobie Tukkiapik says Jacob was an extraordinary man, whose dedication to the well being of his fellow Inuit was remarkable.
“He was not afraid to voice his opinion on regional and community issues and its people like him who put meaning to the word “a role model,” says Tukkiapik, and added, “ He will be missed and his legacy as an Inuit Rights Activist will live on.

Contact:
Kitty Gordon
Communications Officer
Makivik Corporation
819.964.2925
kgordon@makivik.org

MAKIVIK CORPORATION

Kuujjuaq | Montreal | Quebec City
Head Office: Kuujjuaq
P.O. Box 179
Kuujjuaq, Quebec J0M 1C0
(819) 964.2925
1.877.625.4845
info@makivik.org

Inukjuak
J0M 1M0
Phone: 1-819-254-1173
Fax: 1-819-254-1040

Kuujjuaraapik
J0M 1G0
Phone: 1-819-929-3925
Fax:1-819-929-3982

Montreal
1111 Dr. Frederik-Philips Blvd., 3rd Floor
St. Laurent, Quebec H4M 2X6
(514)745.8880
1.800.361.7052

Quebec City
555 Grande-Allée E.
Québec (Québec) G1R 2J5
(418) 522.2224

Corporate Objectives

  • To receive, administer, distribute and invest the compensation money payable to Nunavik Inuit, as provided for in the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement;
  • To relieve poverty, to promote the welfare, advancement, and education of the Inuit;
  • To foster, promote, protect and assist in preserving the Inuit way of life, values and traditions;
  • To exercise the functions vested in it by other Acts or the Agreement; and
  • To develop and improve the Inuit communities and to improve their means of actions.
  • 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
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