The Kitikmeot Inuit Association was incorporated in 1976 to represent and defend the interests of the Kitikmeot Inuit.  Our priorities were the land claims process and political and economic development.

Over the years our responsibilities and goals have changed.  With the signing of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) in 1993 and again in 1999 with the creation of Nunavut, our role and responsibilities have changed significantly. The Kitikmeot Inuit Association now manages approximately 96 regional responsibilities and enforces Inuit rights guaranteed under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

The Kitikmeot Inuit Association is focused on providing social, cultural and economic benefits to the Kitikmeot Inuit.  Through careful management of lands in our trust we can ensure economic development in our region provides direct benefits to our people while minimising the impact on our culture and traditional way of life.  By providing training and economic development assistance we can ensure our people have the opportunities in education, employment and entrepreneurship to take a dynamic and active role in our future.