Members

Makivik Corporation, Saint-Laurent, Quebec

www.makivik.org

 

Makivik Corporation is an Inuit birthright organization established in 1975 pursuant to the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the first modern land claim agreement in Canada. It is a not-for profit indigenous organization mandated to protect Nunavik Inuit rights, interests and financial compensation received through the JBNQA by:

 

• Owning and operating profitable business enterprises

• Generating employment

• Socio-economic Opportunities

• Improving housing conditions

• Protection of Inuktitut culture and the natural environment

 

Makivik is a highly diversified corporation which operates ten wholly owned and joint venture companies with approximately 800 employees. It has one Northern Shrimp licence, holds a 50% interest in the Unaaq licence, and harvests its shrimp and Greenland Halibut quotas through a strategic partnership with another licence holder. Its fisheries operations are vital to the social and economic well being of Nunavik’s 15 communities and 14,000 residents.  

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