NUNAVUT SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Without limiting any rights of Inuit or any obligations of Government, outside of the Agreement, Inuit have the right as set out in this Article to participate in the development of social and cultural policies, and in the design of social and cultural programs and services, including their method of delivery, within the Nunavut Settlement Area.
Government obligations under Section 32.1.1 shall be fulfilled by Government:
providing Inuit with an opportunity to participate in the development of socialand cultural policies, and in the design of social and cultural programs and services, including their method of delivery, in the Nunavut Settlement Area; and
endeavouring to reflect Inuit goals and objectives where it puts in place such social and cultural policies, programs and services in the Nunavut Settlement Area.
ESTABLISHMENT OF NUNAVUT SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (COUNCIL)
A Nunavut Social Development Council (Council) shall be established to promote the principles and objectives in Sections 32.1.1 and 32.2.1, notwithstanding that there may be other bodies established in the Agreement or outside it which also promote these principles and objectives.
The Council shall be incorporated to operate as a non-profit DIO and its tax status shall be in accordance with laws of general application applicable from time to time.
The Council shall assist Inuit to define and promote their social and cultural development goals and objectives and shall encourage Government to design and implement social and cultural development policies and programs appropriate to Inuit. Accordingly, the Council may:
conduct research on social and cultural issues;
publish and distribute information on social and cultural issues to Inuit, governments and the public;
consult and work in collaboration with community, regional, territorial, federal and other bodies and agencies involved in social and cultural issues;
advise Inuit and governments on social and cultural policies, programs and services that relate to the Nunavut Settlement Area; and
undertake other activities relating to social and cultural issues in the NunavutSettlement Area.
The Council shall prepare and submit an annual report on the state of Inuit culture and society in the Nunavut Settlement Area to the Leader of the Territorial Government for tabling in the Legislative Assembly, as well as to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development for tabling in the House of Commons.