Q17: What is the background of the JBNQA “Complementary Agreement No. 18” regarding entitlement and enrolment of Inuit beneficiaries?
A17: The Complementary Agreement No. 18 signed on January 27, 2005, is an amendment to the JBNQA regarding eligibility of Inuit beneficiaries.
This Agreement brings eligibility criteria and the definition of who is an Inuk into the hands of the Inuit themselves whom are best able:
to define who is an Inuk and who is therefore entitled to be enrolled under the JBNQA, and
to be recognized according to their own understanding of themselves, of their culture and traditions; and
to be just and equitable for the determination and decision process of who is an Inuk for the purposes of the JBNQA are.
For additional information, we invite you to view the Enrolment Program for Nunavik Inuit Beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement Guidelines and Policies adopted by the Board of Directors of Makivik Corporation on June 1st, 2010.