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Labrador Inuit Association

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Representative Body
Location:Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Environmental Heritage | Health and Community Services | Self Government
URL: http://www.nunatsiavut.com/en/indexe.php
Summary Information:
The Labrador Inuit Association (LIA) represents the interests of approximately 4,000 Inuit and settlers of part Inuit ancestry (Kablunângajuit) residing mainly in the five Inuit communities along the Labrador coast. Its mandate is to represent the collective interests, and to protect and promote the constitutional rights of the Labrador Inuit. Such representation includes the negotiation of a finalised land claim and self-government agreement. The LIA is a non-profit organisation which was established in 1973 and became incorporated in 1975. In addition to promoting the constitutional, political, social and human rights of the Labrador Inuit, the LIA works to promote Inuit language and culture and health. It is also involved in fishery, wildlife and natural resource management and protection.

Direction of the LIA is by a 21-member Board of Directors of which the President and Vice-President are elected by the entire membership every three years. The Head office of the LIA is located in Nain, although there are offices in Rigolet, Hopedale, Postville, Makkovik, Happy Valley-Goose Bay and St. John's. These offices keep members informed of new issues, the progress of initiatives and the programs and services available.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement 2003 - Signatory
  • Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement-in-Principle 2001 - Signatory
  • Labrador Inuit Land Claims Framework Agreement 1990 - Signatory
  • Voisey's Bay Interim Measures Agreement 2002
  • Labrador Inuit Land Claims Interim Measures Agreement 2001
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Interim Measures Related to the Proposed Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve 2000
  • Inuit Partnership Accord - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Nunatsiavut Government
  • Legislation
  • Labrador Inuit Constitution
  • People
  • Inuit of Canada
  • Labrador Inuit
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Labrador Innu Comprehensive Healing Strategy 2001

  • References

    Resource
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2004) Information Update: Progress on the Implementation of the Labrador Innu Comprehensive Healing Strategy
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs (2003) Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (2001) Voisey's Bay Interim Measures Agreement
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs (2001) Labrador Inuit Land Claims Interim Measures Agreement
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (2000) News Release: Agreement Helps Pave Way for Torngat Mountains National Park
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (2003) Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement

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