About Kuujjuamiut  

Kuujjuamiut Inc. History

Kuujjuamiut was established in 1988 by the signing of the Kuujjuaq (1988) Agreement. Parties to the Agreement include Makivik Corporation, the Northern Village of Kuujjuaq, Nayumavik Landholding Corporation, Hydro-Quebec, and the James Bay Energy Corporation.


Object & Scope of the Agreement

The objects and scope of the Agreement were meant to satisfy the obligations of Hydro Quebec with respect to remedial and compensatory measures under sub-section 8.10 and 8.17 of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA).

In exchange for a number of funds for remedial & compensatory measures, Inuit of Kuujjuaq and Inuit of Nunavik agreed to amend the release in sub-section 8.17 of the JBNQA so as to provide Hydro-Quebec with a complete release for the effects of Le complexe La Grande (1975) north of the 55th parallel (except) with respect to possible impacts of methylmercury production due to hydroelectric development.

  Compensation Money

Kuujjuamiut Inc. shall administer the compensation monies from Hydro Quebec through five funds:

Kuujjuaq Fish Fund:

Used to compensate any Inuit of Kuujjuaq including any Inuit commercial fisherman of Kuujjuaq when overall yearly harvest from the Caniapiscau-Koksoak River system are smaller than what they were in the years preceding the Caniapiscau diversion, taking into account equal fishing effort.

Domestic Navigation Fund:

To be used to carry out or to have carried out remedial measures to facial light vehicles in or along the shores of the Koksoak River upstream of Kuujjuaq.

Fund also to be used to compensate persons or institutions for property loss or damage caused by the diversion of the Caniapiscau River suffered by an Inuk beneficiary of the JBNQA, any Native person from Kuujjuaq or any Inuit legal entity.

Research, Remedial Measures and Enhancement Fund:

This Fund to be used to develop a program for monitoring the environmental and social impacts of the Diversion; to conduct research necessary for this monitoring; to carry out remedial measures designed to reduce the environmental and social impacts in the Kuujjuaq area; and to be used for enhancement programs for fish and wildlife in the region.

Resource Fund:

Fund to be used for economic, social and cultural benefit of Inuit of Kuujjuaq (for community purposes).

Economic Assistance Fund:

This Fund to be used to provide financial assistance to Inuit individuals and organizations of Kuujjuaq.



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