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Lands Department

Environmental Management

KIA Lands Department is responsible for land use permitting and monitoring development activities on Inuit Owned Land in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut. KIA has recently upgraded their Land Management Database to include an Environmental Management System (EMS) that contains GIS map layers from various sources of scientific environmental information and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). The EMS will support decision-making concerning issues of importance to aboriginal peoples - land and resource management. It will be used to support sustainable resource development on Inuit Owned Land, and to manage environmental and health issues related to land and water use in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut.

The EMS contains information on the location, monitoring programs, and planning restrictions related to: