Photo of the Signing of the Agreement-in-Principle

On December 5, 2007 the government of Québec, the government of Canada and Makivik Corporation signed the Agreement-in-Principle on the creation of the Nunavik Regional Government. 

Signing the agreement were Chuck Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and non-Status Indians, government of Canada), Pita Aatami (President, Makivik Corporation), and Benoit Pelletier (Minister responsible for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs, Aboriginal Affairs, Francophones within Canada, the Reform of Democratic Institutions and Access to Information, government of Québec) in the presence of Jean Charest, Premier of Québec.

Photo: Bob Mesher, Makivik Corporation

  • February 4, 2008
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Beatrice Deer Performs at Ceremony

Quaqtaq singer Beatrice Deer accompanied by Charlie Keelan performed two songs at the signing ceremony of the Agreement in Principle.

Photo: Bob Mesher, Makivik Corporation

  • February 4, 2008
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Negotiators Initialling the AIP

Negotiators, from the three parties, initialling the Agreement in Principle (AIP), August 9, 2007.

Left to right: Fernand Roy (Quebec negotiator), Minnie Grey (Chief Makivik negotiator), Harry Tulugak (Makivik negotiator) and Richard Budgell (Federal negotiator).

  • October 15, 2007
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Representatives at the Initialling of the AIP

The negotiators and guests representing Nunavik organizations at the initialling of the Agreement in Principle (AIP), August 9, 2007. Left to right: Johnny Peters (Vice-President, Makivik), Fernand Roy (Quebec negotiator), Harriet Keleutak, Harry Tulugak (Makivik Negotiator), Minnie Grey (Chief Makivik negotiator), François Dorval, Jean-François Arteau, Maggie Emudluk (KRG Chairman), Richard Budgell (Federal negotiator), Rachel Dubois,  Paul Bussieres, Alasie Arngak, Donat Savoie and Charlie Arngak.

  • October 15, 2007
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Summer Fun!

summer_funAn outdoor activity ended the school year for this group of Quaqtaq students marking the beginning of their summer break.

Photo: Gary Koiter

  • July 16, 2007
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Signs of Spring

When the ptarmigan's feathers begin to moult from winter white to summer brown it is a sure sign that Spring is near.

Photo: Pascal Poulin

  • May 17, 2007
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Meeting John Abbott Students

From back to front: Mark Ruston, Susie Tulugak, Nicholle Crow, Craig Junior Lingard, Lucassie Padlayat, Matthew Sequaluk, Nicholas Cookie-Simard, Matthew Ningiuruvik, Gail Richardson, Harry Tulugak, Minnie Grey, Stella Inukpuk, Kimberly Makiuk, Anna Ningiuk Kasudluak and Lynda Giguère.
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  • November 30, 2006
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IPSSAS Students and Staff

Students and staff at the IPSSAS seminar in Kuujjuaq May 29, 2006. The theme of the seminar was Self-governance in Arctic Societies: dynamics and trends.

  • May 30, 2006
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The Road to Kangirsuk

During the 6th edition of Nunavik’s annual dogsled race, mushers covered the 525 km distance between Puvirnituq to Kangirsuk.

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Photo: Isabelle Dubois (Makivik)

  • April 13, 2006
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Taima Performs at Conference

Elisapie Isaac and Alain Auger, from the musical duo Taima, performed a few songs on November 16th, 2005 at the conference A New Way of Governing : The Experience of the Inuit of Nunavik.

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Photo by Akinisie Sivuarapik (KSB)

  • January 20, 2006
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