Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw

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Constant Awashish during his swearing as the grand chief of the Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw, in the background the flag of the CNA

The Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw (CNA) (French for "Council of the Atikamekw Nation"), officially named Atikamekw Sipi - Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw, is a tribal council in Quebec, Canada. It is composed of the three Atikamekw bands: Manawan, Opitciwan and Wemotaci. Together, the three bands have a total registered population of 7,747 members in 2016.[1][2][3] It is headquartered in La Tuque, Quebec.[4] The role of the CNA is to officially represent all Atikamekw Nehirowisiw.[5] In September 2014, the CNA declared its sovereignty on its ancestral territory, the Nitaskinan, covering approximatly 80,000 sq km.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "Registered population | Les Atikamekw de Manawan". Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 29 November 2016. .
  2. ^ "Registered population | Atikamekw d'Opitciwan". Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 29 November 2016. .
  3. ^ "Registered Population | Conseil des Atikamekw de Wemotaci". Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 29 November 2016. .
  4. ^ "Tribal Council Detail". Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 29 November 2016. .
  5. ^ "Les Attikameks". Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones Québec (in French). Retrieved 2 december 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help).
  6. ^ "Les Atikamekw déclarent leur souveraineté". Radio-Canada.ca (in French). 8 September 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2016. .
  7. ^ Pierre Trudel (2014). "Entrevue avec Constant Awashish, Grand Chef du Conseil de la Nation atikamekw". Recherches amérindiennes au Québec (in French). 44: 119-121. doi:10.7202/1027887ar. ISSN 1923-5151. .

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