Nunavik LHCs

Pituvik LHC of Inukjuak

Pituvik Landholding Corporation of InukjuaqInukjuak, meaning "The Giant" in Inuktitut, is an Inuit community in the territory of Northern Quebec.  The community is located at the mouth of the Innuksuak River and Hudson Bay at approximately 58°27' 0" N, 78°6' 0" W.  As of 2006, the population of Inukjuak was 1,621.  Pituvik Landholding Corporation of Inukjuak is the owner of 557.8  km2 of Category I lands and has specific rights, responsibilities and controls over 7,883.2  km2 of Category II lands.

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Inukjuak is located on the north bank of the Innuksuak River, known for its turquoise water and turbulent rapids. The many archaeological sites scattered along the meandering river is evidence of thousands of years of habitation. The land around Inukjuak is marked by gently rolling hills and open spaces, which endow the landscape with a "silent beauty," in the words of local Inuit. From the tundra, one may admire a splendid view of the village, its small port, the Hopewell Islands and Hudson Bay.


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
Adamie Padlayat
Paolo Nastapoka
Stephane Lacasse
Sarah Lisa Kasudluak (President)
Pauloosie Kasudluak (Vice-President)
Nancy Palliser (Secretary)
Tommy Palliser (Treasurer)
General Manager
NameMichael Qasaluaq
Contact Information
Postal CodeJ0M 1M0
Subsidiary Companies
SubsidiaryInutsuligatjuk Excavation Inc.
DescriptionLight construction company. Fleet consists of a Caterpillar Loadder/backhoe 420, Caterpillar loader backhoe 446, International 10 wheel dump truck, Caterpillar TL 943 Telehandler (Skytrak), and a Ford 350 XL Pickup. Primary area of activity is gravel excavation and delivery, snow removal contracts and other rentals during the construction season
AddressPO BOX 285, Inukjuaq, QC, J0M 1M0
PhoneTel.: 819-254-8101, Fax: 819-254-8252
ContactMike Carroll

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