Slide Closure of our physical offices We have made the decision to close our physical offices until further notice to ensure a healthy and safe environment for our employees. Our staff will continue to work from home. We encourage individuals trying to get in contact with Makivik staff to use the contact form on our website. Contact Us Latest Press Release Slide An indigenous political organization
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06/17/2020

Makivik Calls on Quebec to Overhaul Nunavik Justice System and Police… a Ticking Catastrophe in Modern Times

PRESS RELEASE June 17, 2020 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivik Corporation, an Inuit rights organization calls on the Government of Quebec to completely overhaul the way […]
06/08/2020

Makivik Announces Virtual AGM July 14-16, 2020

PRESS RELEASE June 8, 2020 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivik Corporation announces it will hold a virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 14-16, 2020. Makivik […]
04/28/2020

Makivik Announces Distribution of Federal Government COVID-19 Funds to Nunavik Communities

PRESS RELEASE April 28, 2020 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivik Corporation announces it finally received the $11.25-million from the Government of Canada yesterday. These funds are […]

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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