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Fourteen communities, fourteen cooperatives

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Kangiqsualujjuaq Kuujjuaq Tasiujaq Aupaluk Kangirsuk Quaqtaq Kangiqsujuaq Salluit Ivujivik Akulivik Puvirnituq Inukjuak Umiujaq Kuujjuarapik

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Kuujjuaq

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The Kuujjuaq cooperative was one of the first established in Nunavik.

At the time, Bobby Snowball was a young boy but he distinctly remembers how this caused great excitement in the community. It was during this period that his mother, Jeannie, created a miniature sculpture, representing the snowy owl, made of seal and wolf fur, the "Ookpik," which quickly became a symbol of Canada's handicrafts.

This was largely what gave the cooperative the necessary funding to start up.

This was also what convinced Bobby of the importance of the transformations he was bearing witness to as well as convincing him to become one of the great defenders and advocates of the movement when he in turn became General Manager of the cooperative.

Later on, hunting and fishing tourism activities provided another means of trade with the outside world and of bringing new money into the community, creating seasonal employment for guides and camp assistants.

Today, the cooperative can count on its store with hotel and the cooperative's hotel as main sources of income.

The least that we can say is that the members from Kuujjuaq have seen their cooperative go through many different stages and that it could be considered the phoenix of the network.

 

Activities

Retail sales

Store: 819-964-2990

Distribution of petroleum products

Hotel service industry

Hotel: 819-964-2272

Adventure tourism

Inuit Adventures: 855-657-3319

Outfitter

Arctic Adventures: 800-465-9474