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18/12/2018

Kuujjuaq Hydroponic Container – Growing Fresh Produce in Nunavik

Press Release Tuesday, December 18, 2018 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivik Corporation, with the financial assistance of $350,000 from la Société du Plan Nord, has acquired […]
10/12/2018

Makivik President Charlie Watt Says Nutrition North Canada Announcement Good Start, More Work Needed

Monday, December 10, 2018 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivik President Charlie Watt called today’s announcement on changes to the Nutrition North Canada program a good start […]
06/12/2018
Québec Court of Appeal upholds Cree, Inuit and Naskapi Treaty Rights

Makivik Issues Warning for Preservation Caribou Population

Press Release Kuujjuaq, December 6, 2018 – Makivik Corporation has issued a warning to all hunters and governments to help preserve the future population of caribou […]

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