In partnership with a number of other members of the community, as well as the government, this division oversees a number of key activities and concerns in regard to the future of our communities and our people.

Legal Services

This division of Nunatsiavut Affairs is responsible for providing legal services to all departments of the Nunatsiavut Government, the Executive Council, and the Nunatsiavut Assembly. These services include preparation and review of government contracts, Nunatsiavut legislation and regulations, and all general legal work or advice concerning government operations. Specific legal expertise is contracted as required.

Community Relations

The division also acts as a community relations liaison for the government, providing assistance to the Inuit Community Governments during their transition to self-government and subsequent adoption of operational duties as set out in the LILCA. Assistance includes drafting and enactment of Inuit Community Bylaws and support in interpreting roles and responsibilities of Inuit Community Governments in accordance with Nunatsiavut Government Inuit Laws.


The Nunatsiavut Housing Commission (NHC) was created by way of an Executive Order in late 2022. The Government created this Agency to be responsible for housing in recognition of the crisis many Inuit live with across Nunatsiavut. As the first Agency of the government, the NHC exists at arm’s length, but remains responsible to the public through financial reporting, delivering annual reports, and regular meetings with the Minister responsible for housing twice a year. The Government is the primary source of funding for the Commission, which submits a budget annually for approval. The Government retains control and powers over certain matters to do with housing, such as providing funding for the development of serviced land for building in the communities, setting targets through the delivery of a Housing Strategy, and monitoring the program delivery of the Commission, among others. The division of powers and work is set out within the Housing Act. For information about what the Commission is responsible for, what the Government is responsible for, and to find a copy of the Housing Act, you can find this on the Commission website: NHC – Nunatsiavut Housing Commission

Community Justice

The Nunatsiavut Government has not yet assumed jurisdiction for community justice. However, Nunatsiavut Affairs provides general support to Beneficiaries with criminal issues; has representatives on local and regional justice committees and boards; and maintains on-going relations with the provincial Department of Justice.

For more information, please contact the Director of Legal Services.

Director of Legal Services

Loretta Michelin
Department of Nunatsiavut Affairs
[email protected]

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