Innu Takuaikan Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam
Innu Takuaikan Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam is an Innu First Nations band government 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. It is governed by a band council and is a member of the Mamuitun Tribal Council.
|Land area||7.37 km2|
|Population (October 2019)|
|On other land||59|
|Mamuitun Tribal Council|
As of 2019[update], the band has a total registered population of 4,781 members. According to Statistics Canada's 2016 Canadian Census, Uashat had a population of 1,592 up 7.2% from 1,485 found in the 2011 Census. Maliotenam had a population of 1,542 in 2016, up 17.2% from 1,316 from 2011.
The Nation is governed by a chief and band council of six members. For the 2019–2022 tenure, the chief of the band council of Uasuat-Maliotenam is Mike (Pelash) McKenzie.
The language of the Innu people is Innu-aimun. According to the 2016 Canadian Census, on a total population of 3,125, 85.9% know an indigenous language. More precisely, 79.0% have an indigenous language still spoken and understood as a first language and 82.4% speak an indigenous language at home. For official languages, 9.9% know both, 87.8% know only French, 0.5% know only English and 1.8% don't know any.
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.
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- "Uashat 27". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada.
- "Malioténam 27A". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada.