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19/06/2019

Inuit-led merger of First Air and Canadian North airlines receives regulatory approval

Press Release Merger to create sustainable airline dedicated to serving Canada’s Northern regions OTTAWA, June 19, 2019 – Makivik Corporation (Makivik) and the Inuvialuit Corporate Group (ICG) today […]
19/06/2019

Nunavik Inuit and Canada Sign MOU on Self-Determination

Press Release June 19, 2019 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivik Corporation, representing Inuit of Nunavik, is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding […]
10/06/2019

Letter to Senator Dennis Glen Patterson Re: Delaying the Passage of Bill C-262 on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

June 7, 2019 Senator Dennis Glen Patterson Conservative Senate of Canada 40 Wellington Street Suite 502 Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4 dennis.patterson@sen.parl.gc.ca Re: Delaying the Passage of […]

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