Nunavik LHCs

Tuvaaluk LHC of Quaqtaq

Tuvaaluk LHC of QuaqtaqQuaqtaq, meaning "Tapeworm" in Inuktitut, is an Inuit community in the territory of Northern Quebec.  The community is located on the eastern shore of Diana Bay and Hudson Strait at approximately 61°2' 48"  N, 69°37'1" W.  As of 2006, the population of Quaqtaq was 321.  Tuvaaluk Landholding Corporation of Quaqtaq is the owner of 477.7 km2 of Category I lands, 104.7 km2 of Category I Special lands, and has specific rights, responsibilities and controls over 4,175.7 km2 of Category II lands.

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The village of Quaqtaq is located on the eastern shore of Diana Bay, called Tuvaaluk (the large ice field) in Inuktitut, on a peninsula that protrudes into the Hudson Strait where it meets Ungava Bay. Mountains stand on the peninsula to the north and to the southeast are short, rocky hills. The region around Diana Bay is rich with land and sea mammals, as well as fish and seafood, including mussels, scallops and clams.


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
Louisa Oovaut
Bobby Putulik (President)
Noah Ningiuruvik (Vice-President)
Daniel Oovaut (Secretary)
Tuniq Ningiuruvik (Treasurer)
General Manager
NameRobert Deer
Contact Information
Postal CodeJ0M 1J0
Subsidiary Companies
SubsidiaryKuvviti Fuel Inc
DescriptionFuel and petroleum products
AddressPO BOX 96, 1002 Aasivak Street, Quaqtaq, QC, J0M 1J0
PhoneTel.: 819-492-9353, Fax: 819-492-9296
ContactAdamie Michaud

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