Pauktuutit fosters greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, advocates for equity and social improvements, and encourages their participation in the community, regional and national life of Canada. Pauktuutit leads and supports Canadian Inuit women in policy development and community projects in all areas of interest to them, for the social, cultural, political and economic betterment of the women, their families and communities.

Self-Government in Inuit Nunangat: A summary of what is happening in each region

The relocation of families into permanent communities, the imposition of outside lifestyles and governing institutions and the rapid transition from subsistence living to a wage-based labor economy continue to have a negative impact on the socio-economic well-being of Inuit families, the maintenance of traditional knowledge, and their relationship with the land. During the late 1960s […]


Nunavut Land Claim Agreement and Beneficiary Corporation In 1982, the Tunngavik Federation of Nunavut (TFN) was created as a political organization to negotiate the Nunavut land claim agreement. When TFN fulfilled its objectives and the final Nunavut land claim agreement was signed in 1993, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) was formed. NTI is the incorporated organization […]


Nunatsiavut Land Claim Agreement and Beneficiary Corporation In Newfoundland and Labrador, the Labrador Inuit Association (LIA) was created in 1973 as the political organization representing all Inuit living in northern Labrador with the main objective of negotiating a land claims agreement. In 2002, LIA submitted a proposal for limited autonomy to the Government of Newfoundland […]

Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Inuvialuit Land Claim Agreement and Beneficiary Corporation The Committee for Original People’s Entitlement (COPE) was one of the first Aboriginal political organizations to be created in Northwest Territories (NWT) that represented several Aboriginal communities in the Western Arctic. Due to the discovery of oil in the NWT, COPE’s main objective was to “determine the potential […]


Nunavik Land Claim Agreement and Beneficiary Corporation In 1971, the Northern Quebec Inuit Association (NQIA) was created as a political organization to represent Inuit in Nunavik. The NQIA represented Inuit of Nunavik in the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) negotiations and assisted Inuit as leaders in the management of their own lands and […]