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04/23/2021

Makivik Shocked to Learn of a La Presse Database and Article Listing the Deaths of Indigenous Youth Across Quebec.

PRESS RELEASE April 23rd, 2021 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivik Corporation learned this week about a 2015 La Presse newspaper publication that senselessly documented details surrounding […]
04/15/2021

Makivik Announces Senior Negotiator and Creation of Inuit Advisory Committee for the Nunavik Self-Determination Process

Press Release April 15, 2021 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Two months following the election of Makivik President Pita Aatami the Nunavik Self-Determination process is being renewed […]
04/06/2021

Air Inuit Announces New President and CEO

KUUJJUAQ, QC, Apr. 6, 2021 /CNW/ – The Board of Directors of Air Inuit ltd. are pleased to announce that Mr. Christian Busch has been appointed as the new President […]

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