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Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act

Version of section 2 from 2002-12-31 to 2019-07-14:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Act.


    Agreement means the land claims agreement between the Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Area and Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada that was ratified, given effect and declared valid by the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act, which came into force on July 9, 1993, and includes any amendments to that agreement made under the agreement. (Accord)

    carving stone

    carving stone means serpentinite, argillite or soapstone that is suitable for carving. (pierre à sculpter)

    designated Inuit organization

    designated Inuit organization means

    • (a) except in the case of the jointly owned lands referred to in section 40.2.8 of the Agreement,

      • (i) Tunngavik, or

      • (ii) in respect of a provision of this Act referred to in Schedule 1, any organization designated in the public record maintained by Tunngavik under the Agreement as being responsible for any function under the corresponding provision or provisions of the Agreement referred to in that Schedule; or

    • (b) in the case of the jointly owned lands referred to in section 40.2.8 of the Agreement, Makivik acting jointly with the organization determined under paragraph (a). (organisation inuit désignée)


    Inuit means those persons enrolled from time to time under the terms of Article 35 of the Agreement and includes, in the case of the jointly owned lands referred to in section 40.2.8 of the Agreement, the Inuit of northern Quebec. (Inuit)

    Inuit of northern Quebec

    Inuit of northern Quebec means the Inuit of northern Quebec within the meaning of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement that was approved, given effect and declared valid by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Native Claims Settlement Act, S.C. 1976-77, c. 32. (Inuit du Nord québécois)

    Inuit-owned land

    Inuit-owned land means any land that has the status of Inuit Owned Land under the Agreement, and includes the jointly owned lands referred to in section 40.2.8 of the Agreement. (terre inuit)


    Inuktitut means the Inuktitut language and includes Inuinaqtuun. (inuktitut)


    Makivik means the corporation established by An Act respecting the Makivik Corporation, R.S.Q., c. S-18.1, and representing the Inuit of northern Quebec. (Makivik)

    mineral right

    mineral right means a right to explore for, develop, produce or transport minerals, other than specified substances. (droit minier)


    minerals means precious and base metals and other non-living, naturally occurring substances, whether solid, liquid or gaseous, and includes coal, oil and gas, but does not include water. (minéraux)


    Minister means the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. (ministre)

    specified substances

    specified substances means construction stone, sand, gravel, limestone, marble, gypsum, shale, clay, volcanic ash, earth, soil, diatomaceous earth, ochre, marl, peat and carving stone. (matières spécifiées)


    Tunngavik means Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, a corporation without share capital incorporated under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act, R.S.C. 1970, c. C-32, and any successor to that corporation. (Tunngavik)

  • Marginal note:Meaning of Nunavut Settlement Area

    (2) In this Act, Nunavut Settlement Area has the meaning assigned to that expression by section 3.1.1 of the Agreement.

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