“The Nunatsiavut Government operates the Nunatsiavut Business Development Centre (NBDC). The NBDC provides advice to Inuit businesses operating in Labrador as well as new entrepreneurs wishing to access opportunities related to new business ideas or existing business owners who wish to expand on there already established business. As well NBDC provides opportunities for companies listed on the Inuit Business Registry with prospects from the Voisey's Bay project; Nunatsiavut Government projects and other developments.”
"In accordance with applicable section of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, Municipalities Act(1999), and The Act Respecting the Taxation of Utilities and Cable Television companies, the Makkovik Inuit Community Government has imposed the following taxes and fees for the 2011 year."
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), formerly Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, is the national voice of 55,000 Inuit living in 53 communities across the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (Northwest Territories), Nunavut, Nunavik (Northern Quebec), and Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador), land claims regions. Inuit call this vast region Inuit Nunangat.
The Central Labrador community of North West River has been used as a congregational meeting place by nomadic fur traders for the past 3000 years(documented). The village was established as a community in 1743 by Louis Fornel when the fur trade between the Innu, Métis, Inuit and European explorers became a commercial entity. History has seen French Revillion and Freres and the Hudson's Bay Company establish North West River as an isolated center of commerce. This commerce also brought with it the International Grenfell Association’s center of health care and educational services.
Sivunivut was successful in obtaining funding to complete an Economic Leakage Study. The goal is to complete an economic leakage study that will help reverse the current trend of outflow of spending from North West River into the neighbouring central Labrador community of Happy Valley – Goose Bay. This study will identify specific business opportunities for North West River that would bring new businesses, jobs and wealth back into the community.
Since the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement (LILCA) was approved, members of the former Labrador Inuit Association are now referred to as "Beneficiaries". Beneficiaries in North West River and Sheshatshiu, are represented in the Nunatsiavut Assembly by Sivunivut Inuit Community Corporation Incorporated (formerly North West River ICC). Sivunivut Corporation is headed by a Chairperson and a Board of Directors. Mina Campbell-Hibbs was elected as the first Chairperson of the NWR ICC on September 19, 2006.