Umiujaq is approximately 160 km north of Kuujjuarapik and almost 1500 km north of Montreal.
The village of Umiujaq was founded in 1986 following a clause added to the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement which provided the Inuit of Kuujjuarapik the opportunity to relocate to an area not affected by the La Grande and Great Whale hydro-electric projects.
The Umiujaq Cooperative Association was incorporated in 1985 and joined the Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec in 1999. The cooperative operates a store, hotel and petroleum distribution services.
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