Nunavik LHCs

Nuvummi LHC Ivujivik

Nuvummi LHC of IvujvikIvujivik, meaning "Place where ice accumulates because of strong currents" in Inuktitut, is an Inuit community in the territory of Northern Quebec.  The community is located on the shores of the Hudson Strait approximately 62°25'0" N, 77°54'30" W.  As of 2006, the population of Ivujivik was 349.  Nuvummi Landholding Corporation of Ivujivik will be the owner of approximately 524.9 km2 and will have specific rights, responsibilities and controls over 4,576.3 km2 of Category II lands.

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Roughly 2000 km north of Montreal, Ivujivik is Quebec's northernmost village. Nestled in a small, sandy cove, the village is surrounded by imposing cliffs that plunge into the tormented waters of Digges Sound. This is the place where the strong currents of Hudson Bay and the Hudson Strait clash. During particularly strong tides, hapless animals are even known to have been crushed between violent movements of sea ice. On the Ungava Plateau which crowns the cliffs around Ivujivik, the only plants which stubbornly cling to the rocky tundra are lichen.


The landholding corporations are legal entities created as non-profit associations under section
5 of the Land Regime Act, and governed by said Act, the JBNQA and the Quebec Companies

The membership of the landholding corporations is composed of the beneficiaries affiliated to
their respective communities. They are therefore ethnic bodies that serve community interests.

The internal structure of the landholding corporations is governed by By-laws duly adopted by
the members of the corporations. Thus, they can establish a Board of Directors composed of 3
to 12 members (according to the need of the communities) elected for a two (2) years term.
Among such directors, an executive committee is instituted with functions relevant to the
presidency, vice-presidency, secretarial and treasury of the organization.

The Board of directors has general administration powers, which include the power to hire staff
members, adopt by-laws, signing contracts, commit financially, etc., while bearing in mind their
general mandate, which is the pursuit of benefits for their respective communities.

Their principal duties and powers originate from the Land Regime Act and from the Act
respecting Hunting, Fishing and Trapping in the James Bay and Northern Quebec territories and
Chapter 3 of the JBNQA regarding eligibility of JBNQA beneficiaries. In addition, various
environmental laws allow landholding corporations to make representation to environmental
review boards created by the JBNQA.

They can be involved in profitable activities by incorporating subsidiary companies, even in
partnership with outside organizations, other landholding corporations or individuals.

Local landholding corporations are also responsible for the maintenance and updating of their
respective enrollment beneficiary list, among which amounts are proportionally allocated from

Board of Directors
Ali Qavavauk
Charlie Tarkirk
Quiluginaq Alaku
Quitsaq Tarriasuk
Adamie Kalingo (President)
Aadamie Ainalik (Vice-President)
Philip Audlaluk (Secretary)
Philip Audlaluk (Treasurer)
General Manager
NameAlicie Simigak
Contact Information
Postal CodeJ0M 1H0
Subsidiary Companies

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