May 28, 2019 – Kuujjuaq, Nunavik – Makivvik, representing Inuit of Nunavik, is pleased to announce the members of the Nunavik Inuit Constitutional Task Force.
At Makivvik’s Annual General Meeting held in Aupaluk in March 2019 the lead negotiator of the Nunavik Inuit Self-Determination Negotiations, Mary Simon, indicated the members would be announced prior to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the government of Canada on Nunavik Self-Determination.
The members of the Nunavik Inuit Constitutional Task force are:
Mary Simon – Chairperson
Nancy Etok – Ungava Representative
Olivia Ikey Duncan -Youth Representative
Thomassie Mangiok – Hudson Strait Representative
Jani Marik Beaulne – Hudson Bay Representative
Markussie Anautak – Elder
The Nunavik Inuit Constitutional Task Force will report to the Makivvik Executives and have the mandate to prepare a draft Nunavik Constitution that will guide the self-determination of the Nunavik Inuit and the creation of an Inuit government in Nunavik based on Inuit values, heritage, identity, culture and language.
The task force will consult and regularly inform the regional organizations as work progresses.
The members of the Nunavik Inuit Constitutional Task Force held their first meeting in Kuujjuaq this week.
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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.