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08/10/2021

MAKIVIK MOURNS THE PASSING OF PUTULIK PAPIGATUK
INUIT LEADER AND SIGNATORY OF THE JAMES BAY AND NORTHERN QUEBEC AGREEMENT

PRESS RELEASE KUUJJUAQ – AUGUST 10, 2021 – It is with profound sadness that Makivik Corporation recognizes the passing of Putulik Papigatuk in Salluit. A tireless […]
08/03/2021

Noah Tayara takes on new role as Executive Chairman of Air Inuit

PRESS RELEASE August 03, 2021 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivik is pleased to announce that Mr. Noah Tayara has taken on the role of Executive Chairman […]
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 […]

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.

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