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07/15/2021

LAUNCH OF THE INUIT NUNANGAT FOOD-SECURITY STRATEGY

Press Release Kuujjuaq, July 14, 2021 – On July 12, 2021, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami launched the InuitNunangat Food-Security Strategy. The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and […]
07/06/2021

Nunavik Inuit Celebrate Historic Appointment of Her Excellency The Right Honourable Mary Simon As Canada’s 30th Governor General

PRESS RELEASE July 6, 2021 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik –  At 10 am this morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walked to the podium to announce Canada’s 30th […]
06/07/2021

$10 MILLION FROM PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT TO COMBAT FAMILY VIOLENCE

Press Release Kuujjuaq, June 7, 2021 – In light of the recent tragic events, the Government of Québec announced a sum of $10M to be allocated […]

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