Brief Outline of the Labrador Inuit Association
President's Report for the 1979 Annual General Meeting

Publisher:  Labrador Inuit Association
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX932

These documents outline the historical background, objectives and current activities for the Labrador Inuit Association (L.I.A.). Membership is open to the Inuit of Labrador, and to other native Settlers whose people have been in that area for hundreds of years.

Abstract:  These documents outline the historical background, objectives and current activities for the Labrador Inuit Association (L.I.A.). Membership is open to the Inuit of Labrador, and to other native Settlers whose people have been in that area for hundreds of years.

A just settlement of land claims is only one of the association's thrusts. It also seeks to preserve Inuit culture, language, hunting and trapping rights, while at the same time, assisting in the process of self-determination for their people around social, economic, educational and political issues. The association also supports Inuit and Settlers in their rights to full participation in Canadian society. To these ends the L.I.A. has numerous programs and/or studies currently in progress including the publishing of an Unemployment Insurance Handbook, radio and video-tape communications, a local newspaper, formation of a cultural institute and work in medical and legal services.

Through a Land Claims Study, local people were trained on-the-job, so that they could replace original outside resource people. The ultimate objective of the Land Claims Project is to secure legal title to the land, based on "aboriginal title," so that people's rights can be protected. It is hoped that this will provide opportunity for the Inuit and Settlers to build a strong, productive and meaningful society of their own.

Included in one of the documents is a list of nine L.I.A. publications.

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