The Kativik Regional Government (KRG) was created in 1978 pursuant to the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement to deliver public services to Nunavimmiut. Many of the KRG’s responsibilities are stipulated in the Act respecting Northern Villages and the Kativik Regional Government (Kativik Act). Other mandates have been delegated to the KRG by the region’s municipalities and the Québec government. The sectors in which the KRG currently delivers services include:
- Airport management and marine infrastructure maintenance.
- Regional and local economic development, as well as business development.
- Policing and civil security.
- Crime victims assistance.
- Inuit hunting, fishing and trapping support, as well as wildlife conservation.
- Environment and climate change research.
- Park development and management.
- Employment, training and income support.
- Childcare services.
- Municipal infrastructure development and drinking water monitoring.
- Internet access.
- Sports and recreation.
The KRG also has the important task of delivering technical assistance to the 14 Northern villages regarding management and municipal accounting, land use planning and development, legal affairs, engineering and public transit, to name but a few fields.