Inuit and Parks Canada manage Auyuittuq National Park cooperatively. The Joint Inuit / Government Park Planning and Management Committee (Joint Park Management Committee) is the cooperative management committee for the park. The role of the Committee is to advise Parks Canada, the Minister responsible for national parks, the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board and other agencies on all matters related to park management.
The creation of the Joint Park Management Committee was provided for in the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. The Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement created, and outlined the details of structure and responsibility, for the Committee. Each member of the Joint Park Management Committee has the responsibility to act impartially in the public interest and for the public good.
The first members of the Joint Park Management Committee were appointed in fall of 2000 and held their first meeting in March 2001. The Committee meets at least twice each year and consists of six members, three appointed by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and three appointed by the Government of Canada.