IIBA contributes to ensuring that Inuit derive economic benefits from the construction and operation of parks and protected areas by protecting early rights of refusal and providing access to other economic opportunities related to the development of parks and protected areas. Among the strengths of the umbrella organization IIBA are 15 initial articles that ensure effective and meaningful Inuit participation in park management and planning. The Nunavut Joint Park Management Committee (NJPMC), as described in section 13 of the IIBA, plays an important role in the joint management of territorial parks and in the development of the direction and development of a new Nunavut Park program and system plan. DFO continues to involve municipalities in project development and approval and, where appropriate, uses community resources. Baffin Bay Narwhal and Beluga Movement, Turbot Age Verification, Identification of Eastern Arctic Narwhal, Narwhal Genetics, Assessment of Cambridge Bay Commercial Fishery, Nuclear DNA Analysis in Turbot, Walrus Capture/Recapture, South Eastern Baffin Beluga Movement and Dive Behaviour, Cumberland Sound Charr Winter Fishery Assessment, Walrus Tagging, Marine Mammal Diseases, Benthic Stock Assessment in Nunavut Communities, Nelson River Beluga Biopsy/Dive Study The results of past studies and ongoing research were presented in March 2004 in nine municipalities. As part of a bilateral agreement, the federal government allocated funds for salaries and benefits for municipal officials of the Land (MLOs). The MLOs manage the communal lands on behalf of the municipalities. The agreement expired in 2002/2003; In 2003/2004, the GSC allocated funding to MLO positions. No work has been done to negotiate cross-border environmental impact agreements on behalf of NLCA Section 12.11.2. Because of its complexity, this issue needs to be further examined and discussed with many stakeholders. The NLWG has adopted a cooperative approach to problem solving. Consensus was reached on a number of operational and other complex issues, including the prevalence of land use plans relative to other legislation, when compliance was achieved with respect to the creation of national parks, and the geographic application of legislation in Nunavut and not just in Nunavut. Other issues, such as the application of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act in Nunavut and the role of the NCP on Inuit countries, have not yet been resolved.
The Government of Nunavut released its final report on a Nunavut Heritage Centre project in 2003 and met with the Deputy Minister and Deputy Minister of the CHS to discuss a 50% capital partnership for the institution (approximately