Innu Takuaikan Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam

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Mani-Utenam's church

Innu Takuaikan Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam is an Innu First Nation in Quebec, Canada. It is based in Sept-Îles in the Côte-Nord region on the North shore of the Saint Lawrence River. It owns two reserves: Maliotenam 27A and Uashat 27 located at both ends of Sept-Îles. In 2018, the band has a total registered population of 4,670 members.[1] It is governed by a band council and part of the Mamuitun Tribal Council.[2]

Politics[edit]

For the 2016-2019 tenure, the chief of the band council of Uasuat-Maliotenam is Mike (Pelash) McKenzie.[3]

The Innu of Uashat-Maliotenam and those of Matimekosh-Lac-John are represented in land claims negotiations by the Corporation Ashuanipi.[4]

Languages[edit]

The language of the Innu people is Innu-aimun. According to Statistics Canada's 2011 Census, on a total population of 2,790, 90% know an indigenous language. More precisely, 85.2% have an indigenous language still spoken and understood as a first language and 84.1% speak an indigenous language at home. For official languages, 7.7% know both, 88.2% know only French, 0.5% know only English and 3.6% don't know any.[5]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people from the community include Michèle Audette, the former president of the Native Women's Association of Canada, Florent Vollant and Claude McKenzie of the musical group Kashtin, novelist Naomi Fontaine, and Jonathan Genest-Jourdain, the former federal Member of Parliament for Manicouagan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Registered Population". Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 9 March 2018..
  2. ^ "First Nation Detail". Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 9 March 2018..
  3. ^ "Governance". Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 9 March 2018..
  4. ^ Uashat-Maliotenam. Government of Quebec, Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones.
  5. ^ "Languages characteristics". Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 9 March 2018..

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