The Inuit of Northern Quebec are on their way toward getting a regional assembly andself-government powers.

While the Crees were asking for more funding from Quebec, the Inuit were pursuing a differentstrategy.

In their negotiations with Quebec, they pressed for full jurisdiction in all areas affecting theirregion, Nunavik.

They had in mind something like Nunavut, the new territory being created out of the eastern half ofthe NWT.

After several years of talks, Makivik Corp.’s Zebedee Nungak has announced that a deal is imminent to create a Nunavik Commission which will design a new government for the region.

We’ll give you more details in an upcoming issue.