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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 […]
05/31/2021

FLAGS TO FLY AT HALF-MAST IN KUUJJUAQ IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE 215 INDIGENOUS CHILDREN FOUND BY TK’EMLÚPS TE SECWEPEMC FIRST NATION

PRESS RELEASE KUUJJUAQ – May 31, 2021 – The Makivik Corporation, on behalf of the Inuit of Nunavik, join Indigenous leaders from across Canada in expressing […]
05/07/2021

2021 Makivik Annual General Meeting report summary

Makivik held its Annual General meeting in Akulivik last week, from April 26-30. The AGM was scheduled to be in Akulivik for last year’s 2020 AGM, but due to the pandemic, was held virtually. This […]

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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