Nunavut Wildlife Act

The Nunavut Wildlife Act reflects the values and principles of Inuit and takes into account Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ), or Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). Because of this, the act is especially relevant to Nunavummiut. The Inuit right to harvest and access to land for harvesting is protected within the act. Unlike other parts of Canada, Inuit do not need a license or beneficiary card to harvest wildlife. The act also sets out to protect and permit the designation of endangered or threatened species and the provision of special management areas.

The Nunavut Wildlife Act can be found on the Department of Justice website.