The Nunavik (or New Quebec) form one the northern third of the Quebec, Canada, and covers a surface of approximately 507 000 km ² of Tundra and northern forest. Some 11 000 inhabitants of Nunavik, of which 90 % are inuits, live along the coasts in 14 Scandinavian villages and the Village cry of Whapmagoostui.
Nunavik means “ the place where vivre ” in Inuktitut Québécois and Inuits of Nunavik names Nunavimmiut .
GeographyNunavik is separated from the territory of the Nunavut by the Hudson Bay, with the west, and the strait of Hudson and the Baie of Ungava, in north. The parallel 55e separates it from the area of the Bay-James, in the south. Together, these two areas form the administrative area of the North-of-Quebec. In the south-east of Nunavik, the administrative area of the Coast-North and the province of Ground-New-and-Labrador are. The Peninsula of Ungava form two thirds northern of Nunavik.
The administrative center of Nunavik is the village of Kuujjuaq, on the Koksoak river, in the south of bay of Ungava. The other important villages are Inukjuak (where the film Nanouk the Eskimo was turned, in 1922), Salluit, Puvirnituq and Kangiqsualujjuaq.
There is no road link between Nunavik and southernmost Quebec, although the Route Transtaïga finishes close to the parallel 55e (on the edges of the tank Caniapiscau, to a few hundred kilometers of Kuujjuaq), on the one hand, and that the Route of the Bay James is distant from some 250 km of the twinned villages of Whapmagoostui and Kuujjuarapik (on the Eastern coast of Hudson Bay), on the other hand. There are a regular air service and a seasonal maritime bond (summer and autumn).
It there has 3 sites of meteoric crater in Nunavik, that is to say the craters of New Quebec, Couture and Moinerie.
The Convention of the Bay-James and Québécois North of 1975 opened the way with the construction of the hydroelectric complex Large the and provided the foundations of a governmental autonomy for the area of Nunavik : the regional Administration Kativik (ARK). All the residents of the 14 Scandinavian villages, autochtones and non-autochtones, have the right to vote. The ARK is subsidized by the government of Quebec (50 %) and the government of Canada (25 %).
The Makivik Company, which has its head office with Kuujjuaq, represents Inuits of Quebec in their relations with the governments of Quebec and Canada and manages the allowances paid by the government of Quebec within the framework of the Convention of the James Bay and Québécois North (approximately 140 million dollars between 1975 and 1999). The Company militates in favor of a greater autonomy of Nunavik and she recently concluded an agreement in principle on the recognition from the ancestral rights of Inuits of Nunavik on the islands off the coasts, which belong to the territory of the Nunavut.
The Village cry of Whapmagoostui, close to the Scandinavian village Kuujjuarapik, belonged to the regional Administration shouts and of the Grand the Council of the Cries (Eeyou Istchee) and does not take part in the ARK. The nation naskapie of Kawawachikamach, of the Coast-North, is owner of grounds of hunting and of trapping in the south of Nunavik and it is represented within the ARK.
The territory of Nunavik also contains the 80% of the islands off the coasts of Hudson Bay and bay of Ungava.
The Communities of Nunavik
Gate of the area tourist North-of-Quebec
- Area of Nunavik
- regional Administration Kativik
- regional Company Makivik
- Governed of the Health and the Social services of Nunavik
- School commission Kativik
- Nunavik Turn 2008 motoneige
- northern lights of Nunavik
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