Makivvik is looking to name the Self-Determination process and is calling on our fellow Nunavik Inuit to help with this!
The current Self-Determination process is aimed at establishing a form of self-government based on Inuit values, traditions, and language. We are in discussions with the provincial and federal governments to negotiate a self-government agreement outlining the jurisdictional powers and authorities of the future Inuit government.
The proposed name should be sensitive to what has taken place in Nunavik during colonization, recognizing that divisions occurred between some families and communities because of extraordinary governmental pressures. The Self-Determination process is about Nunavik Inuit moving forward together to reclaim our land and our lives. We want it to reflect that we are on a journey as a people to a better place, united and stronger together. The process name should be unique to this process, not already used by other groups.
If you are a Nunavik Beneficiary, and have a proposed name that you would like to bring forward, submissions can be sent using the following Form > Makivvik.org/Contest
Or by Fax to the following fax Number > 514-745-3700
Submissions must include your:
- First and Last name
- Email or Phone Number
- Your Name Submission
- And a description on why you chose the name.
Submission Deadline: February 11th 2022
Judging the Submissions
The proposed name submissions will be judged by two criteria.
- Relevance of the proposed word and it’s relation to the current Self-Determination Process
- And the rationale or description of the submitters reason for choosing this name.
*Submissions are scheduled to be presented at the next Makivvik Board Meeting.
The winning name will be awarded a prize of $500
With two follow up prizes for 2nd, and 3rd choice.
- 2nd – $300
- 3rd – $200
*Only the first-place selection will be chosen as the name for the self-determination process.