August 14, 2007

Canada's newest aboriginal homeland

Inuit poised to gain control of large territory in QuebecA vast swath of mineral-rich land in northern Quebec is en route to become a self-governed region run by the province's 11,000 Inuit, officials said Monday.

The territory, representing about one-third of Quebec's land, would have the power to collect its own taxes, make its own laws and run its own services, including its own hospitals, schools, child services and airports.

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