In fact, this territory encompasses two distinct municipalities, Kuujjuarapik (Inuit) and Whapmagoostui (Cree), each supplying municipal, educational, social and economic services.
Both peoples are deeply attached to their respective cultures. At the time the Federation was created, there even existed two separate cooperatives on this territory, each serving their own community.
Both were therefore invited to join the ranks of the FCNQ when it was founded, each having a representative on the federation's board of directors.
It was only later, in 1967, that the Cree cooperative decided to merge with the Inuit one in order to create a single cooperative to serve both communities.
Today, this cooperative still includes members from both communities without distinction. Whatever their origin, anyone can become a member, be elected to the local board or even represent the cooperative on FCNQ's board of directors.
Furthermore, as provided by an FCNQ amendment, the Kuujjuarapik cooperative is exceptionally represented by a person from each community sitting on the federation's board.
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