Canada's Government Introduces the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement

OTTAWA (March 28, 2007) - The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians today tabled the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement Act in the House of Commons.

Passage of this Act would bring into effect the agreement signed on December 1, 2006 by the Makivik Corporation, the Government of Nunavut and Canada’s New Government.

“The enactment of the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement Act will settle a longstanding claim and will create significant economic opportunity for the people of Nunavik,” said Minister Prentice. “There will be clarity and certainty over rights to ownership and the use of lands and resources that will foster a stable environment for future development and investment in the area.”

Read this Government of Canada website news article.

  • March 29, 2007
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