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akivik Corporation—created to be the voice of the Inuit of Nunavik
                                 and uphold the constitutionally protected rights of all Nunavimmiut—

                     Mis the political, cultural and economical leader in Nunavik, where,
                      between the dualistic nations of Canada and Quebec, Inuit have established their

                      own distinct place and identity since its inception in 1978.

                      Meaning “To Rise Up” in Inuktitut, Makivik works within the Nunavik region with

                      the Quebec and Canadian governments, as well as with fellow Inuit from across

                      Inuit Nunangat—the Inuit homeland, as part of the national Inuit political process.
                      At the circumpolar level, Makivik is a member of the Inuit Circumpolar Council


                      Makivik was formed with the mandate to protect the rights, interests, and

                      financial compensation provided by the 1975 James Bay and Northern Quebec
                      Agreement, the first comprehensive and modern Inuit land claim in Canada, and

                      the more recent offshore Nunavik Inuit Land Claim Agreement that came into

                      effect in 2008. Makivik continues to work on the behalf of the Nunavimmiut on
                      issues such as housing, self-determination, and employment.

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