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Nunavik Inuit sign deal with Ottawa to launch self-government negotiations – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201958 Views

20 June, 2019

Health and social services will be a priority in discussions, Makivik says

Nunavik’s Makivik Corp. has signed an agreement with the federal government that serves as a framework for negotiations towards an Inuit self-government for the region.

The agreement was signed June 18 by Makivik President Charlie Watt and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett.

The MOU, in development since last fall, outlines Makivik’s objectives, a timeline for discussions, a work plan, dispute resolution and funding.

In an email to Nunatsiaq News, a spokesperson with CIRNA called the document “a starting point for discussions that will cover many topics on self-determination and governance.”

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