Nunavut Land Claims Agreement

ARTICLE 39

INUIT ORGANIZATIONS

PART 1
GENERAL

39.1.1
This Article applies to the Tungavik and to every Organization in respect of a power, function or authority assigned to it by the Agreement or under Section 39.1.3.

39.1.2
Inuit shall maintain the Tungavik and ensure it operates in accordance with thisArticle.

39.1.3
The Tungavik may, on such terms and conditions as it deems appropriate, designate an Organization as responsible for any power, function or authority of a DIO under the Agreement, where that Organization has the capability to undertake that power, function or authority.

39.1.4
The Tungavik may revoke a designation under Section 39.1.3 at any time.

39.1.5
The Tungavik shall establish a public record of all Organizations designated under Section 39.1.3 and of all jointly designated organizations exercising powers of a DIO in accordance with Section 40.2.12, which record shall specify the powers, functions or authorities under the Agreement for which each one has been designated, and shall keep the record up to date.

39.1.6
The Tungavik and every Organization shall be constituted and operate with accountability to, and democratic control by Inuit.

39.1.7
The Tungavik and every Organization shall be subject to laws of general application except as otherwise provided for in the Agreement.

39.1.8
In addition to any power, function or authority for which an Organization is designated under Section 39.1.3, the Organization may exercise any other powers, functions or authorities granted to it by some other means.

39.1.9
Government is not liable to Inuit for any damage or loss suffered by Inuit as a consequence of any act or omission of or by the Tungavik or an Organization in exercising or failing to exercise a power, function or authority acquired under the Agreement.

39.1.10
Without limiting the rights of an Inuk in relation to the Tungavik or an Organization, every power, function or authority exercised by the Tungavik or an Organization under the Agreement shall be deemed to be exercised on behalf of and for the benefit of Inuit.

39.1.11
Inuit shall not be liable as principal of the Tungavik or an Organization in respect of any power, function or authority exercised by it under the Agreement solely because that power, function or authority is deemed to be exercised on behalf of and for the benefit of Inuit.