December 07, 2021 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivvik and the Nunavik Landholding Corporations Association (NLHCA), signed a long-term funding agreement, confirming the strong partnership between the two Nunavik organizations.
By virtue of the agreement, Makivvik will provide the NLHCA with $120,000 annually over five years from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2027. These funds, which add up to the existing long-time funding arrangements, will be used to cover costs of hiring additional resources to support the NLHCA operations.
“Supporting and fostering a healthy working relationship between Makivvik and the Nunavik Landholding Corporations Association is particularly important. The collaboration between Makivvik and the NLHCA will go beyond this funding agreement, but I see providing this financial support as a way of ensuring that the association has the tools and the personnel that they need to create economic development and serve the Inuit of Nunavik to the best of their abilities,” said Maggie Emudluk, Makivvik’s Vice president of Economic Development.
“We are very grateful for the support we are getting from Makivvik and will collaborate with them closely for the betterment of our members” says Anthony Ittoshat, President of NLHCA
The agreement was signed on Friday, Dec. 3, by Makivvik President Pita Aatami, Maggie Emudluk, Vice-President of Economic Development, and NLHCA President Anthony Ittoshat,
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Makivvik is the land claims organization mandated to manage the heritage funds of the Inuit of Nunavik provided for under the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement. Makivvik’s role includes the administration and investment of these funds and the promotion of economic growth by providing assistance for the creation of Inuit-operated businesses in Nunavik. Makivvik promotes the preservation of Inuit culture and language as well as the health, welfare, relief of poverty, and education of Inuit in the communities.