|The Labrador Inuit Association (LIA) represents the interests of approximately 4,000 Inuit and settlers of part Inuit ancestry (Kablunângajuit) residing mainly in the five Inuit communities along the Labrador coast. Its mandate is to represent the collective interests, and to protect and promote the constitutional rights of the Labrador Inuit. Such representation includes the negotiation of a finalised land claim and self-government agreement. The LIA is a non-profit organisation which was established in 1973 and became incorporated in 1975. In addition to promoting the constitutional, political, social and human rights of the Labrador Inuit, the LIA works to promote Inuit language and culture and health. It is also involved in fishery, wildlife and natural resource management and protection.
Direction of the LIA is by a 21-member Board of Directors of which the President and Vice-President are elected by the entire membership every three years. The Head office of the LIA is located in Nain, although there are offices in Rigolet, Hopedale, Postville, Makkovik, Happy Valley-Goose Bay and St. John’s. These offices keep members informed of new issues, the progress of initiatives and the programs and services available.|