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Nunatsiavut
Flag of Nunatsiavut
(In Detail)
Capital Hopedale (legislative)
Nain (administrative)
Area
Total
Recognized

142,450 km²
72,520 km²

Nunatsiavut (Inuktitut: ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕗᑦ) is an area claimed by the Inuit in Canada (not to be confused with the territory Nunavut). The claim extends from Labrador in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador to Quebec. In the year 2002, the Labrador Inuit Association submitted a proposal for limited autonomy to the government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The constitution was ratified on 1 December 2005, at which time the Labrador Inuit Association ceased to exist, and the new Government of Nunatsiavut began operations, initially being responsible for health, education and cultural affairs. It is also responsible for establishing and holding elections, the first of which will be scheduled to conclude before the end of 2006. This image was taken from http://flagspot. ... The Flag of Nunatsiavut is the flag adopted by the Labrador Inuit Association to represent the Inuit of Labrador and their new Land Claims Settlement Area called Nunatsiavut. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Hopedale is a town located in the North of Labrador, the mainland portion of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Nain is the northernmost town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located about 230 miles by air from Happy Valley-Goose Bay. ... -1... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Inuktitut (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ, literally like the Inuit) is the language of the Inuit people. ... Inuit (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐃᓄᐃᑦ, singular Inuk or Inuq / ᐃᓄᒃ) is a general term for a group of culturally similar indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic coasts of Siberia, Alaska, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Québec, Labrador and Greenland. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Premier Paul Okalik (independent) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 Nancy Karetak-Lindell 1 Willie Adams Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 1st 2... This article is about the region in Canada. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Official languages English Capital St. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 11. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In Inuktitut, Nunatsiavut means "Our Beautiful Land." This name was ratified by the Labrador Inuit Constitution, passed by the Labrador Inuit Association in 2002. One of the main objectives of autonomy is for the preservation of the Inuit culture and language, as well as the environment through environmental stewardship. Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ...


2005 self-government package

On January 22, 2005, the Inuit of Nunatsiavut signed an agreement with the federal and provincial government covers 72,520 square kilometres of land, including the entire northern salient of Labrador north of Nain as well as a portion of the Atlantic coast south of there. The agreement also includes 44,030 square kilometres of sea rights. Although the Inuit will not own the whole area, they will enjoy special rights related to traditional land use, and they will own 15,800 square kilometres designated Labrador Inuit Lands. The agreement also establishes the Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve in the northern area of the land claim. January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nain is the northernmost town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located about 230 miles by air from Happy Valley-Goose Bay. ... The Torngat Mountains are a mountain range located on the Labrador Peninsula at the northern tip of Labrador and eastern Quebec. ...


The package also includes $130 million in compensation for the forced relocation of the Inuit in the 1950s; provincial royalties for resources; land, mineral, and marine rights; and $120 million to establish self-government.


The agreement was ratified by the Labrador Inuit and by the legislative assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador; passed by the federal Parliament, it received Royal Assent on June 23, 2005. (CBC North) The granting of Royal Assent is the formal method by which the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, or the Sovereigns representative in Commonwealth Realms, completes the process of the enactment of legislation by formally assenting to an Act of Parliament. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Form of self-government

The land claims agreement provides for the establishment of a Nunatsiavut Government to represent not only the residents (Inuit and non-Inuit) of the land claims area, but also Labrador Inuit living throughout Canada. Although Nunatsiavut will remain part of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Nunatsiavut government will have authority over health, education, and justice in the land claim area.


According to the agreement, the government of Nunatsiavut will be based in Hopedale and Nain. It will consist of a President elected by the people of Nunatsiavut for one four-year term, and an Executive Council, and an Assembly.


The Nunatsiavut Assembly, acting as the area's parliament, will consist of no fewer than 16 members representing seven constituencies: the land claims areas of Nain, Hopedale, Makkovik, Rigolet, and Postville, plus the Inuit of the Upper Lake Melville area and Labrador Inuit in the rest of Canada.


From the Assembly, a member will be elected to act as First Minister. The Assembly would act as a forum for discussion of laws, and it will oversee the Executive Council.


The Nunatsiavut Executive Council will be appointed by the First Minister. It will implement laws, develop and implement policy, initiate and prepare legislation, oversee the administration of the government, and be accountable to the Assembly.


Inuit Community Governments will be established in Nain, Hopedale, Makkovik, Postville and Rigolet. Each will consist of a municipal council, elected from and by both Inuit and non-Inuit residents, and will be lead by an AngajukKâk, a chief executive officer and mayor, who must be Inuk. Nain is the northernmost town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located about 230 miles by air from Happy Valley-Goose Bay. ... Hopedale is a town located in the North of Labrador, the mainland portion of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Rigolet is a remote, northern Labrador community located on the coast of Lake Melville, a large saltwater lake connected with the Atlantic Ocean. ... Inuit (ᐃᓄᐃᑦ, singular Inuk or Inuq / ᐃᓄᒃ) is a general term for a group of culturally similar indigenous peoples of the Arctic who descended from the Thule. ...


Large settlements of Labrador Inuit outside the settlement area will be represented by Inuit Community Corporations.


The AngajukKâk of each Inuit Community Government and the chairperson of each Inuit Community Corporation will represent his or her community in the Nunatsiavut Assembly.


External links

  • Labrador Inuit Association
  • CBC News - Labrador's Inuit cheer land agreement
  • CBC News - Inuit celebrate self-government turnover
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Nunatsiavut is an area claimed by the Inuit in Canada (not to be confused with the territory Nunavut).
On January 22, 2005, the Inuit of Nunatsiavut signed an agreement with the federal and provincial government covering 72,520 square kilometres of land, including the entire northern salient of Labrador north of Nain as well as a portion of the Atlantic coast south of there.
The agreement was ratified by the Labrador Inuit and by the legislative assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador; passed by the federal Parliament, it received Royal Assent on June 23, 2005.
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