Latest News

Latest Publications

Subscribe to Taqralik Magazine

01/23/2020

Results of Makivik Executive Election for Treasurer George Berthe Returns to Makivik

PRESS RELEASE January 21, 2020 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Final results of the Makivik Executive election held on January 16, 2020, for the position of Corporate […]
01/08/2020

Congratulations to Inuit Nominees to the Order of Canada – Pita Aatami, John Amagoalik, Johnny Issaluk

PRESS RELEASE January 8, 2020 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivik President Charlie Watt congratulates the three Inuit nominated on December 28th, 2019 by Her Excellency the […]
12/11/2019

NOTICE To All Makivik Beneficiaries:

Call for Nominations was closed as of 5:00 pm on December 2, 2019 for the positions of Vice-President – Environment, Wildlife & Research and Treasurer. The […]

Our 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.

Corporate Objectives