Talk:Nunavik

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"Covering an area of approximately 660 000 km², north of the 55th parallel, it is the homeland of the Quebec Inuit."

Are the Quebec Inuit a distinct group? The word "homeland" seems a little odd. - stewacide 23:42 Mar 2, 2003 (UTC)

I believe they are, they have their own dialect Kmorrow 21:45, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Question?[edit]

Do we need the (????)? Is there some questions as to the legitimacy of the name Nunavik?

You need to install an Inuktitut font - it's the name of the place in Inuktitut syllabics. --Diderot 23:15, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

Accessibility[edit]

Is there some other way than air to get there from southern Quebec ? I'd welcome boat or any other means that doesn't require driving permit or need to bring my gear beside camping and food. An estimated time table would be great with that ! --DynV 06:38, 8 October 2006 (UTC)


Boat in summmer RIII 00:39, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

It looks like a personal question, not a suggested edit to the page, but as far as adding travel to the page, I would think specific time and costs to travel is outside the purpose of Wikipedia (it changes too quickly). I like what is currently written, it serves the purpose to show how remote it is, but don't think it should be enlarged. --Paddling bear (talk) 19:30, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Nunavik is not comprised as the northern 1/3 of Quebec. That claim is just insane. Nunavik is totally separate from Quebec. It was formed when a part of the Canadian Northwest_Territories was broken off to form a 'Inuit Self Governed' portion of Canada - something that has been a complete economic and social disaster.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.176.200.150 (talkcontribs)

I think you might have confused Nunavik with Nunavut. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 15:57, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
It's been eight years, but CambridgeBayWeather, you actually have it backwards. I have NO CLUE how that's possible with a user name like yours.184.145.42.19 (talk) 06:55, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
The original comment stated Nunavik was split from the Northwest Territories, and CambridgeBayWeather correctly replied that this was wrong. Perhaps you were thrown off because the original comment had no signature, which I've now added. Mindmatrix 13:50, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Language[edit]

Could we add a "language" section here? How many speak Cree languages, how many speak French, how many speak English? samwaltz (talk) 00:31, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Question[edit]

"Negotiations for regional autonomy are underway, and negotiators expect Nunavik will become a self-governing region within the province of Quebec, with outstanding land claims resolved, in 2011.[2][3] The seat of government is to be Kuujjuaq.[4]"

=> Why should Nunavik become a self-governing region within the province of Quebec? Nunavut got their own government as a territory. So, in my opinion Nunavik must be treated equally. No territory in Canada belongs to a province or another territory. Because it was once in the province of Quebec, it shouldn't be treated differently. It should become a self-governing territory just like Nunavut, not as a region in a province in a nation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.150.49.174 (talk) 02:04, 16 January 2009 (UTC)


> Answer, Dec. 2009: It is out of necessity. Nunavut was able to be created because its lands were not part of a province - the Federal government could mandate division alone, without the consent of the territorial government of NWT. Sadly, because provinces "own" their land and more importantly, have jurisdiction over its resources, no province would likely agree to losing any part of its territory. Changing the boundaries of a province would require constitutional amendment approved by the House of Commons and the National Assembly (Prov. Leg. in other provinces). A similar arrangement can be found in Labrador with the Regional Government of Nunatsiavut. It really is a shame, I too think they should have the profile of Nunavut, as should all Aboriginal Self-Governments.

DM - Canadian Studies, PoliSci @McGill —Preceding unsigned comment added by 132.216.46.69 (talk) 22:11, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

I'm not familiar with the specifics to have a useful opinion, but while "independce" (as it's own territory) might be good for self-esteem, and a lofty goal, it may still not be the best option. A comment above mentioned that Nunavut was "something that has been a complete economic and social disaster." Perhaps having more autonomy in how they are governed within the province of Quebec is the best option. Just my 2 cents.

About wikipedia: I recalled hearing about another 'new soon-to-be territory called Nunavik when Nunavut was formed. I was always confused over what it was, and just thought to look it up here. Wikipedia really does have everything now. Good detailed replies about governement and formation from territory vs. providences! --Paddling bear (talk) 19:30, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Referendum results[edit]

A link from the main page on the status of negotiations got me results of an April 2011 referendum: "no" on autonomy, with 66% of the vote. I'd like to update the article to show this, but I'm not fluent in French: can someone verify this, please? Vicki Rosenzweig (talk) 14:29, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

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