Nunavik LHCs

Qaqqalik LHC of Salluit

Qaqqalik LHC of SalluitSalluit, meaning "The Thin Ones" in Inuktitut, is an Inuit community in the territory of Northern Quebec.  The community is located on the shores of the Sugluk Inlet, 10 km from Hudson Strait at approximately 62°12'0" N, 75°38' 0" W.  As of 2006, the population of Salluit was 1,259.  Qaqqalik Landholding Corporation of Salluit is the owner of 625.7 km2 of Category I lands and has specific rights, responsibilities and controls over 7,013.0 km2 of Category II lands.

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Salluit stands at the far end of the narrow Sugluk Inlet, 10 km inland from the Hudson Strait, hidden between high, rugged mountains rising close to 500 m. Salluit being the middle point between Nunavik's 14 communities, is a strategic location for meetings attended by people of the Hudson and Ungava coasts.

Mandate

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
Act.

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
Johnny Saviadjuk
Julie Ikey
Michael Cameron
Paulusie Papigatuk Sr.
Johnny Alaku (President)
Kakkiniq Naluiyuk (Vice-President)
Susie Sakiagak (Secretary)
Susie Sakiagak (Treasurer)
General Manager
NameNoah Tayara
Emailnoah.tayara@qaqqalik.org
Contact Information
LHC PO BOX30
Postal CodeJ0M 1S0
Phone819-255-8908
Fax819-255-8864
Subsidiary Companies
SubsidiaryGanotec / Nuvumiut
DescriptionConstruction spectializing in steel fuel storage tanks, engineering and electrical
Address1055 Airport Road, Salluit, QC, J0M 1S0
PhoneTel.: 819-255-8908, Fax: 819-255-8864
ContactDonald Cameron
Emaildon.cameron@qaqqalik.org
SubsidiaryKiewit/Nuvumiut
DescriptionOpen pit mining, construction
Address1055 Airport Road, Salluit, QC, J0M 1S0
PhoneTel.: 819-255-8908, Fax: 819-255-8864
ContactDonald Cameron
Emaildon.cameron@qaqqalik.org
SubsidiaryMajor /Nuvumiut
DescriptionExploration drilling
Address1055 Airport Road, Salluit, QC, J0M 1S0
PhoneTel.: 819-255-8908, Fax: 819-255-8864
ContactDonald Cameron
Emaildon.cameron@qaqqalik.org
SubsidiaryRedpath / Nuvumiut
DescriptionUnderground drilling and shaft sinking
Address1055 Airport Road, Salluit, QC, J0M 1S0
PhoneTel.: 819-255-8908, Fax: 819-255-8864
ContactDonald Cameron
Emaildon.cameron@qaqqalik.org

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