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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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Umiujaq means "which resembles a boat" in Inuktitut. It is a community of 370 inhabitants situated at the foot of a hill that resembles an overturned boat near the Hudson Bay.

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.



Retail sales

Store: 819-331-7013

Distribution of petroleum products

Cable television

Hotel service industry

Hotel: 819-331-7064

Adventure tourism

Inuit Adventures: 855-657-3319



Clearwater Lake: third largest natural lake in Quebec

Seal Lake and Lower Seal Lake: support a population of seal adapted to fresh water

Wildlife observation.

Collection of traditional tools and household items as well as artifacts found during the archaeological excavations prior to construction of the village: displayed at the offices of the municipal council.