Nunavik LHCs

Qiniqtiq LHC of Kangiqsualujjuaq

Qiniqtiq LHC of KangiqsualujjuaqKangiqsualujjuaq, meaning "Very Large Bay" in Inuktitut, is an Inuit community in the territory of Northern Quebec.  The community is located on the shores of the George River 25 km from Ungava Bay at approximately 58°41'30" N, 65°57'0" W.  As of 2006, the population of Kangiqsualujjuaq was 733.  Qiniqtiq Landholding Corporation of Kangiqsualujjuaq is the owner of 539.6 km2 of Category I lands, 90.2 km2 of Category 1 Special lands, and has specific rights, responsibilities and controls over 5,490.1 km2 of Category II lands.

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Kangiqsualujjuaq is the easternmost village of Nunavik, located about 160 km to the northeast of Kuujjuaq. It is situated 25 km from Ungava Bay on the George River, nestled at the end of a cove called Akilasakalluq. Tidal movements reach as far upstream as the village so that, at low tide, water recedes almost entirely from the cove. Kangiqsualujjuamiut's summer life is therefore closely linked to the rhythm of the tides. The village itself stands in the shadow of an imposing granite rock outcropping which rises to the north of the bay. Despite its northerly location, the valley sheltering the village enjoys luxuriant vegetation.


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
David Annanack
Felix St. Aubin
Norman Snowball
Willie Etok
Jean-Guy St-Aubin (President)
Kenny AngnatukRoddy Stewart (Vice-President)
Daniel Annanack (Secretary)
General Manager
NameRhoda Snowball
Contact Information
Postal CodeJ0M 1N0
Subsidiary Companies

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