Nunavik leader Mary Simon speaks to students at the Ottawa-based Nunavut Sivuniksavut in 2014. The Kativik School Board is working to launch a Nunavik version of the program in Montreal for 2017, with funding from Makivik.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is the national Inuit organization in Canada, representing four Inuit regions – Nunatsiavut (Labrador), Nunavik (northern Quebec), Nunavut, and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the Northwest Territories.
Inukjuak, means “many Inuit lived here.” It is known for its turquoise water and turbulent rapids. The many archaeological sites scattered along the meandering river evidence thousands of years of inhabitation. It was in 1953 that Inuit from Inukjuak were involuntarily relocated north by the Government of Canada. Today, Inukjuaq is one of the largest communities in Nunavik. Population: 1597