On November 25, 1999 the Government of Québec, Government of Canada, and Nunavik created the Nunavik Commission. The Commission was co-chaired by Harry Tulugak and André Binette. The other members were: Annie May Popert, Diane Gaumond, Johnny N. Adams, Gérard Duhaime, Marc-Adélard Tremblay and Jules Dufour.
The Commission’s task was to propose an action plan and recommendations on the structure, operation and powers of selfgovernment for the Nunavimiut or Inuit residents in Nunavik, and an implementation timetable. The intent was to table the Report within eight months. It was, however, April 5, 2001, before the complex process could be finished and negotiations toward autonomy are continuing. This is a summary of the background and main recommendations of the Commission relating to health and social services.