The Government of Nunavut and the Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KIA) jointly champion the project.
In promoting the GBRP, the Government of Nunavut is advancing its mandate to strengthen Nunavut’s economy, and to ensure the safe and effective movement of people and goods.
The KIA is one of the three regional Inuit associations established under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. The KIA represents over 6,000 Inuit residing in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region. As a GBRP co-proponent, the KIA is fulfilling its mandate to promote the economic well-being of its Kitikmeot Inuit membership.
The GBRP partnership is co-ordinated through a working group composed of KIA and Government of Nunavut representatives. This working group manages communications concerning the project, seeks funding and oversees the work to complete the project proposal required to secure the approvals and authorizations necessary for project construction and operation.