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Naasautit was created through a partnership of the four Inuit land claim organizations/governments and two national organizations.
The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation represents Inuit in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. In 1984, the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA) was signed, giving ownership to 90,650 square kilometres of land in the Northwest Territories to the Inuvialuit (Inuit of the western Arctic). The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation is responsible for managing the affairs of the IFA. The IFA lists six Inuvialuit communities: five within and one outside of the Settlement Region.
|Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated represents Inuit under the Nunavut Land Claims. The 1993 Nunavut Land Claims Agreement led to the creation of the territory of Nunavut in 1999. It was formed out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories. This agreement is the largest land claim settlement negotiated between a state and Indigenous people in the world. The territory spans 2 million square kilometres. There are three main regions within Nunavut: Qikiqtaaluk, Kivalliq and Kitikmeot.|
|The Nunatsiavut Government is an Inuit regional government and represents Inuit in Nunatsiavut. This is the most easterly region, encompassing five communities along the northern coast of Labrador. The word “Nunatsiavut” means “our beautiful land” in the Inuit language. This regional government was created through the settlement of the 2005 Labrador Inuit Land Claim Agreement. Although the Nunatsiavut region remains part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Nunatsiavut Government has authority over many governance areas including health, education, justice, culture and language, and community matters. The Labrador Inuit Settlement Area includes about 120,000 square kilometres of land and the adjacent ocean zone.|
|The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services provides health, wellness and social services to residents in the 14 communities of Nunavik. This regional health and social services board is part of QuÃ©bec’s network of organizations and institutions working on health and well-being. The Nunavik region, in northern Quebec, was established through the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. This was the first modern land claims agreement in Canada, signed in 1975. Nunavik covers 660,000 square kilometres of land. More recently, the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement has given Nunavimmiut (Inuit of Nunavik) ownership of many of the islands off the coast of Nunavik.|
|Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is the national Inuit organization in Canada. It is the national voice for the approximately 60,000 Inuit living in Canada from coast to coast to coast. ITK promotes the interests of Inuit on a number of environmental, social, cultural, and political issues. It is the national advocacy organization for Inuit in Canada.|
Inuit Tuttarvingat was the Inuit-specific centre of the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO), a non-profit, non-governmental organization which has since closed its doors. Inuit Tuttarvingat coordinated the Naasautit: Inuit Health Statistics project between Feb 2008 and Mar 2011.
Naasautit is now managed and overseen by the Inuit Qaujisarvingat National Committee.