Nunavik Commission

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Statutory Body
Location:Nunavik, Northern Quebec, Canada
Subject Matter:Self Government
Summary Information:
The Nunavik Commission was created in November 1999 in order to consult and report on the recommendations for the creation of a new Arctic government to represent the needs of the Nunavik. The three central parties to the creation of the Commission were the Makivik Corporation representing the Nunavik, the Québec Government, and the federal Canadian Government. The Commission has since consulted extensively with local communities, elders, schools, students and other Inuit governments such as Nunavut and Inuit government in Greenland. In April 2001, the Commission presented its report entitled ‘Amiqquaaluta – Let us Share: Mapping the Road toward a Government for Nunavik’. It has been distributed throughout the Nunavik region to inform residents of the nature and proposed powers of the new government. Upon conclusion of negotiations with provincial and federal governments, a referendum will be put to the Nunavuk Inuit to ratify the report. The process of creation of the new government, including elections, can then take place.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Political Accord to Establish a Nunavik Commission for Self-Government 1999
  • Partnership Agreement on Economic and Community Development in Nunavik 2002
  • Negotiation Framework Agreement on the Amalgamation of Certain Institutions and the Creation of a New Form of Government in Nunavik 2003
  • Nunavik Inuit Marine Region Agreement-in-Principle 2002
  • James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement and Complementary Agreements
  • James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement-in-Principle
  • Organisation
  • Nunavik Party
  • Makivik Corporation
  • Legislation
  • James Bay and Northern Quebec Native Claims Settlement Act 1977

  • References

    Resource
    Secretariat aux Affaires Autochtones du Quebec (1999) The Quebec Government Creates the Nunavik Commission
    Secretariat aux Autochtones du Quebec (1999) Political Accord between the Nunavik Party, The Government of Quebec and the Federal Government for the Examination of a Form of Government in Nunavik through the Establishment of a Nunavik Commission
    Secretariat aux Affaires Autochtones du Quebec Summary of the Political Accord to Establish a Nunavik Commision for Self-Government
    Secrétariat aux Affaires Autochtones du Québec (2002) Partnership Agreement on Economic and Community Development in Nunavik
    Secrétariat aux Affaires Autochtones du Québec (2003) Negotiation Framework Agreement on the Amalgamation of Certain Institutions and the Creation of a New Form of Government in Nunavik
    Nunavik Government Website
    Nadine Fabbi (2003) Nunavik - Inuit Homeland in Québec

    Glossary

    Statutory Body