Local political power in Igloolik after the Nunavut Agreement

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: social sciences, government, politics, religion, leadership, community leadership

Principal Investigator: Poulin, Claude (1)
Licence Number: 12530
Organization: Laval University
Licenced Year(s): 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: self

Objective(s): To determine whether the Nunavut Agreement and the ensuing governmental autonomy will consolidate the traditional forms of leadership as seen in cooperatives or favour the development of private enterprise among Inuit; to determine the present forms of power (municipal, religious, economic) in Igloolik.

Project Description: The researcher will collect information on the different forms of Inuit political power, including municipal, religious and economic power, that are present in the community of Igloolik. He will also interview residents for their views on the origins of Inuit governance as well as their expectations of the Nunavut Agreement.