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This is to inform the communities of Killiniq, Tasiujaq, Umiujaq, Ivujivik, Kangirsuk and Kangirsujuaq of the list of nominees for the Makivvik election of community directors. […]

Makivvik Selects Two New Negotiators to Lead Self-Determination

Kangirsuk, Nunavik – February 24, 2023 – Makivvik Corporation is pleased to announce that it has selected two well-known community leaders to assume the role of […]

NOTICE – Community Elections

This is to inform the public that the Call for Nominations is open for the position of community director of Makivvik Corporation, for the following communities:  […]

Our Mandate

Politically, culturally and economically, Makivvik 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. Makivvik, 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. Makivvik’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. Makivvik Corporation and its subsidiary companies have a remarkably positive story to tell and we invite you to explore this site to learn more about Makivvik and the Inuit of Nunavik.

Corporate Objectives