The Torngat Mountains National Park is an area of 9,700 square kilometres in the northernmost region of Nunatsiavut. It is Canada’s newest National Park, created as a result of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement. To learn more about the park, please visit the Parks Canada website.
To learn more about the park base camp in Kangidluasuk, please visit their website.
The Department of Lands and Natural Resources is responsible for implementing the Impacts and Benefits Agreement (IBA) for the Torngat Mountains National Park. This IBA provides for Inuit participation in the management of the park, research and ecosystem management, as well as training, employment, and business opportunities.
The Department has also been actively involved on the Steering Committee for the creation of a National Park in the Mealy Mountains region of Labrador.
With the interests of our people, as well as the future of our region, in mind, the Nunatsiavut Government looks to the department of Lands and Natural Resources to sustainably manage our renewable and non-renewable resources.
Labrador Inuit Lands
With so many resources available within the Nunatsiavut region, proper management of the land in regard to both its use by our people and other partners is of great priority.
Land Use Planning
As part of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, we have developed a Regional Land Use Plan to ensure proper management of our land, water, and resources.
Inuit Harvesting Rights
As a Beneficiary of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, you have rights to harvest wildlife, plants, and fish within the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area.
Inuit Domestic Harvest
By reporting your harvesting activities to our department, you ensure the proper management of our resources and the future prosperity of our region.
Thanks to their cooperation, we are able to harvest within the Nunavik area, and we allow them to harvest within Nunatsiavut.
Mineral Exploration Standards
With a number of possible mineral sources already established within our region, and more to come, proper management and regulation of these resources is becoming an increasingly important part of the work of the department of Lands and Natural Resources.
Parks and Protected Areas
Containing one of Canada’s newest National Parks, as well as a number of other protected areas, Nunatsiavut is a rare region that should be experienced by all.
Through a number of boards, consisting of a variety of members from all interested parties, the department of Lands and Natural Resources takes part in the co-management of a variety of Nunatsiavut’s interests.