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Uashat– Maliotenam

Geographic location:

The Uashat Reserve, located at the western limit of Sept-Ïles, covers a surface area of 1.08 km2 and is enclosed within this city. The Maliotenam Reserve is located 16 km to the east of Sept-Ïles and covers an area of 5.02 km2.


Georges-Ernest Grégoire

Population in 2007:

3,654 people (including 684 outside the reserve).


The communities of Uashat-Maliotenam and Matimekosh-Lac-John are part of the Ashuanipi Corporation, which has represented them in the comprehensive territorial negotiations since 2006. Sixty-five percent (65%)  of the population is under 35 years of age. The community has numerous stores and a growing number of certified workers. It also has signed an agreement with Hydro-Québec for the hydroelectric development of the Sainte-Marguerite river.


In addition to the basic infrastructures and services, the community has a home for seniors, an outdoor theatre, sports facilities, an accommodation facility for young people, a shopping centre and a museum.

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