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The community of Mashteuiatsh is located on the western shore of Pekuakami, or Lac Saint-Jean, 6 km from Roberval; it can be reached by route 169. Founded in 1856, it is the oldest Innu reserve. Before being named Mashteuiatsh, which means “where there is a point” it was already a passage and summer gathering place where fishing was often successful.
Originally known as "Ouiatchouan", the community has been called Mashteuiatsh since 1985. For a long time, the popular name, “Pointe-Bleue” also designated the reserve's inhabited area.

Phonetic: Mass-teu-i-atsh

Number of persons within the community: 2062
Number of persons outside the community: 2879
Total: 4941

Territory Name: Mashteuiatsh Reserve
Surface: 1 522 hectares (3 760.9 acres)
Localisation: The reserve is located 6 kilometres from Roberval, on the western shore of Lac Saint-Jean.

Tribal Council: Mamuitun

The local economy is based chiefly on logging, construction, transport, and arts and handicrafts.
There are approximately 130 businesses on this reserve: food, hotel accommodations, sawmills, electrician, auto mechanics, taxi, arts and handicrafts, post office, excavation, plumbing, translation, camping, hardware, convenience store, restaurants, etc.

École Amishk: Pre-Kindergarden school to Grade 6
Number of students: 327

École Kassinu-Mamu: Secondary 1 to Secondary 5
Number of students: 212

Fire protection: Fire station, fire engine, firefighting equipment
Police services: Provided by the Aboriginal police force recognized under an agreement between the Band council, the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec.
Medical care: Health centre managed by the Band council under a transfer agreement with Health Canada.
Main community facilities: Arena, library, social and sports centre, youth centre, community hall, home care centre, friendship centre, health centre, social services centre (Centre Petapa), youth coffee house, community radio station, hardware store
Housing Units: 613

Statistics Canada (2006 Census)

  • Community
    4:50 min - This community is located in the interior, near lac St-Jean. It is a natural crossroads for many Quebec nations.
    Community of Mashteuiatsh from Lac St-Jean
  • Inter-Band Games
    7:07 min - Survey of the Inter-Band Games held in Mashteuiatsh in 2000.
    Start of a race at the interband games

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