The present Agreement signed by the Government of Canada, the Makivik Corporation (representing the Nunavik Inuit) and the Government of Nunavut settles unresolved issues stemming from the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. A unique feature of this Agreement is its transboundary nature. While the Nunavik Inuit communities are in northern Quebec, the claims are in Nunavut as well as in Newfoundland and Labrador.The Nunavik Inuit Settlement Area is comprised of two areas: the Nunavik Marine Region, and the Labrador portion of the Nunavik Settlement Area. The Nunavik Marine Region covers the Nunavut offshore islands adjacent to Quebec, the intervening waters, and the offshore islands including the ice that separates them. The Nunavik Marine Region is an area of over 250,000 square kilometres, has no full-time residents and is totally within the jurisdiction of Canada and Nunavut. The Labrador portion of the Nunavik Settlement Area covers an offshore area adjacent to Labrador from Killinik Island to north of Hebron and an onshore portion of northern Labrador. The text consist of 30 articles.
Implemented by: Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement – Implementation Plan. (2007)
Implemented by: Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement Act (S.C. 2008, c. 2). (2008-07-10)
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Indian and Northern Affairs Canada - INAC
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