In all of Canada, Makivik is surely unique. Incorporated on June 28, 1978 to administer the funds from the first comprehensive Inuit land claim in Canada, the James Bay Northern Quebec Land Claim Agreement (JBNQA), it has done much more than simply “administer.”
Politically, culturally and economically, Makivik has led in the building and development of a vibrant region called Nunavik, occupying the top third of the province of Québec, within Canada, Inuit have established our own distinct place and identity.
Makivik’s work demonstrates the extent that modern aboriginal treaties or comprehensive land claim agreements benefit all partners, governments and Inuit. It has demonstrated the ability to define new relationships between the governments of Québec, Canada, and a group of Indigenous peoples, in this case the Inuit of Nunavik.
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NAPAGUNNAQULLUSI: So That You Can Stand
40 years ago Inuit from Northern Quebec took on the government and Hydro Quebec and eventually settled the first modern-day land claims in Canada.
Watch the documentary below