The future

Thus the future is very important for us and for our youngsters growing up.  When, and as long as the Pekuakamiulnuatsh work directly in the preservation of their milieu and their origins, it will be possible to develop the economy in harmony and respect.  But to attain these objectives, we must accomplish important work that will lead the nation towards its autonomy.

Signing of the agreement in principle
Signing of the agreement in principle

In March 2004, the Pekuakamiulnuatsh (and other communities grouped at the heart of the tribal Council of the Mamuitun mak Nutashkuan) signed an agreement in principle with the governments of Quebec and Canada.  This agreement rejects the conclusions of a negotiation that lasted for over twenty (20) years and thus the results will be such that we will have access to greater autonomy.

In parallel, we are working on our own constitution.  At the start of 2006, the Montagnais Council of Lac-Saint-Jean made public the policy of cultural affirmation of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh working in close collaboration with the milieu.  Thus, more than ever, we know where and towards what we are going.