The Inuit of Nunavik have reached an agreement with Canada and Quebec that would pave the way for them to take control of their traditional territory and have a full say in the future of health care and education.

The Nunavik Regional Government will perform the functions of a municipality as well as a school board and a health authority under the deal. The deal could be finalized by next spring upon which the Nunavik Regional Government would take control in 2010.

But first it has to be approved by both the federal and provincial Indian affairs ministries.