Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
In 1993, the Inuit, the government of Canada and the government of the Northwest Territories signed the largest Aboriginal land claim agreement in Canadian history. At the same time, legislation was passed leading to the creation of a new territory of Nunavut on April 1,1999. The new territory will have a public government serving both Inuit and non-Inuit. Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) was set up as a private corporation in 1993, to ensure that promises made in the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement are carried out.
Inuit Circumpolar Conference
The Inuit Circumpolar Conference is the international organization representing approximately 150.000 Inuit living in the Arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Chukotka, Russia.
Inuit Tapirisat of Canada
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is the national Inuit organization in Canada, representing four Inuit regions – Nunatsiavut (Labrador), Nunavik (northern Quebec), Nunavut, and the Inuvialuit region in the Northwest Territories.
Kitikmeot Inuit Association
The objectives of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KIA), under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) is to defend, preserve and promote social, cultural and economic benefits to Inuit of the Kitikmeot Region. Under the direction, control and accountability of KIA, both the Kitikmeot Corporation (KC) and the Kitikmeot Economic Development Commission (KEDC) have been delegated the responsibility of promoting economic development in the region.
Kivalliq Inuit Association
KIA is a "Designated Inuit Organization" (DIO), which represents the interests of all Inuit living in the Kivalliq Region, acts as a lobbying group, administers and monitors certain provisions of the Nunavut Final Agreement in the Kivallliq Region.
Qikiqtani Inuit Association
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is aimed at representing the interests of the Inuit of the Baffin Region, High Arctic and Belcher Islands in a fair and democratic way.
QIA is one of the three Inuit organizations affiliated with the Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI). The Board of Directors of NTI is drawn from three Regional Inuit Associations accountable to Inuit Beneficiaries. QIA does not take the roles of the federal or territorial government, but works with them and other partners to ensure that Inuit are being adequately served by these governments.
Institutions of Public Government
Nunavut Arbitration Board
Panels of one or three board members resolve disputes arising from implementation of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Only parties to the Agreement can bring disputes forward. The nine board members are jointly appointed by agreement of the parties.
Nunavut Impact Review Board
The NIRB assesses the ecological and socio-economic effects of project proposals, and advises whether, and how, they should proceed. NTI nominates four board members, while the territorial government nominates two, and the GOC, one.
Nunavut Implementation Panel
The panel oversees and provides direction on implementation of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.
Nunavut Planning Commission
The Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) was established under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and is responsible for land use planning and various aspects of environmental reporting and management in the new Territory.
NPC's main function is to develop land use plans, policies and objectives that guide resource use and development throughout Nunavut, with an emphasis on protecting and promoting the existing and future well-being of the residents and communities of the Nunavut Settlement Area.
Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal
The Surface Rights Tribunal is one of the Institutions of Public Government established under the land and resources management regime of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. The Tribunal's role is one of an arbitrator of disputes; a quasi-judicial body, independent of the influence of any party, including government, Inuit organizations and industry.
Nunavut Water Board
This board manages water usage in Nunavut, and ensures maintenance of water quality. NTI nominates four board members, while the territorial government nominates two, and the GOC, one.
Nunavut Wildlife Management Board
The NWMB's mandate, is the following: to help ensure the protection and wise use of wildlife and wildlife habitat for the long-term benefit of Inuit and the rest of the public of Nunavut and Canada. It attempts to fulfill this mandate by carrying out its various functions, as set out in the NLCA, in cooperation with its Inuit and Government partners.