Who we are

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The Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board

The NMRWB is the main instrument of wildlife management in the Nunavik Marine Region.  The membership of the NMRWB reflects its aim to consider both western science and traditional Inuit knowledge, or Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) when making wildlife management decisions.  The board is comprised of seven members – three members appointed by Makivik Corporation, one member appointed by the Federal Minster of Fisheries and Oceans, one member appointed by the Federal Minister of the Environment, one member appointed by the Government of Nunavut, and a chairperson, nominated by the board members and approved by the Federal Minster of Fisheries and Oceans.  The majority of NMRWB members are Inuit who live in Nunavik and Nunavut.

 
Land Claims Agreement

The Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement


Overview

The Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement addresses the use, management and ownership of Nunavut land and resources in James Bay, Hudson Bay, Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay, as well as a portion of northern Labrador and an offshore area adjacent to Labrador. The Governments of Canada and Nunavut and Makivik Corporation, an organization that represents about 10,000 Inuit in Nunavik, signed the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement on December 1, 2006. It came into effect on February 14, 2008.

 
Our mandate

The following is the mandate of the NMRWB, and the principles that guide the mandate, taken directly from the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement:

 
About the Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board - History

 

The Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board (NMRWB) is the agency responsible for the management of wildlife in the Nunavik Marine Region, the offshore area defined by the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement.  Although the agreement was signed on December 1st, 2006, and in force since July 10th, 2008, the first meeting of the NMRWB did not occur until March 2009.  Since the first meeting, the board has met frequently, and passed numerous resolutions, the most notable of which was the approval of the NMRWB’s first management plan, the 2010 Nunavik and Adjacent Waters Beluga Management Plan.