Nunatsiavut

   

Nain, Labrador in June 2012. Photo credit Karen Kelley.

The Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement was ratified in 2005, creating self–government for Inuit in northern Labrador, known as Nunatsiavut. Nunatsiavut was the last of the four Inuit regions to negotiate an Agreement with the Government of Canada. There are five communities in Nunatsiavut. Of a total population of 2,617 in the region, 2,325  (88.8%) are Inuit. Nunatsiavut means ‘Our Beautiful Land.’

Inuit in Nunatsiavut are represented through the Nunatsiavut Government.

  Inuit Population, 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey  Total Population, 2011 Census* Total Population, 2006 Census* Population, % change
Nunatsiavut 2,325 2,617 2,414 1.1
Hopedale   556 530 4.9
Makkovik   361 362 -0.3
Nain   1,188 1,034 14.9
Postville   206 219 -5.9
Rigolet   306 269 13.8
         
Newfoundland and Labrador 6,265 514,536 505,469 1.8
St. John's 680      

*Please note that figures are for total populations, which include both Inuit and non-Inuit residents.

Source: Statistics Canada. 2012. Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census  subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (table). Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011002. Released February 8, 2012.