Our Organizations

Naskapi Landholding Corporation • ᓇᔅᑲᐱᐊᔅᒋᔾᐊᒋᑕᐸᑕᑲᓄᒡ

The Naskapi Landholding Corporation is responsible for negotiating the guaranteed levels of harvesting for the Naskapis, negotiating amendments to the Northeastern Québec Agreement, and representing the interests of the Naskapis at the Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Coordinating Committee.

Department of Public Works


The Naskapi Nation’s almost one hundred Municipal Employees operate from the Department of Public Works, and undertake the maintenance and operations of the Nation’s infrastructure, as well as the construction and maintenance of Nation-owned housing during the construction season.
Garage Naskapi Inc. • ᓇᔅᑲᐱᑲᐱᒋᐱᒪᓄᒡ
Garage Naskapi Inc. operates the filling station in Kawawachikamach, and is located near the Manikin Centre.

Naskapi Community Centre  
Established in 2003, the Naskapi Community Centre is a smoke-, alcohol- and drug-free facility, and has a large hall for community gatherings, youth centre, multi-purpose room, director’s office, and kitchen.

Naskapi Recreation Facility
The Naskapi Recreation Facility houses a swimming pool, Internet café, snack bar, kitchenette, pool and soccer tables, In recent years, exercise equipment was added to the Recreation Facility, and regular activities include open swim, swimming lessons and water aerobics. The Naskapi Recreation Facility is a smoke-, alcohol- and drug-free facility.
Operating under the authority of Council, the Kawawachikamach Volunteer Fire Department (“KVFD”) is responsible for providing fire suppression and rescue, fire prevention and public fire safety education. The KVFD has approximately twenty members under the direction of a Fire Chief. Its equipment consists of a fire truck, and standard fire-fighting equipment.
The Naskapi Police Force (“NPF”) is responsible for providing police services on Category IA-N land, and it works closely with the Matimekush-Lac John Police Force and Sûreté du Québec from time to time. The NPF is composed of three full-time police officers, and one secretary.
Kawawachikamach Energy Services Inc. (“KESI”) operates the electricity generating and distribution system for Schefferville and Kawawachikamach under contracts from Hydro-Québec and Nalcor (formerly Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro). Under the direction of two managers, one for the Menihek Generating Station and the other for managing the transmission and distribution system between Menihek and Schefferville/Kawawachikamach, KESI employs powerhouse operators, linesmen and an office administrator. KESI also undertakes additional work in the form of vegetation control for the Hydro companies and other customers in the Schefferville/Menihek area.
Naskapi Imuun, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach, provides Internet and cellular telephone services in Kawawachikamach, Matimekush-Lac John and Schefferville. It also provides Internet and VoIP services to Nalcor at the Menihek Generating Station.

The Naskapi CLSC was created by Letters Patent in February, 2001, pursuant to An Act to amend the Act respecting health services and social services concerning the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach (which was assented to in June, 2000). 
Section 10 of the NEQA was also subsequently amended for the primary purpose of taking into account the establishment of the Naskapi CLSC and to reflect the special provisions that apply to it.
The mission of the Naskapi CLSC is to offer care, basic health and social services that are preventive and curative in nature and rehabilitation and reintegration services to the population that it serves.
Although the Naskapi CLSC is fully functional, there is still a need to continue to strengthen community control of health services.  There is also a need to construct a larger CLSC building with more expanded services to be able to respond effectively to the needs of the community.

Jimmy Sandy Memorial School (“JSMS”) is a pre-kindergarten to secondary 5 school with approximately 270 students. JSMS also offers adult education courses in the evening. JSMS operates under the Central Québec School Board.

Sachidun Childcare Centre opened its doors in 1993. The Centre employs eight Naskapis, and can accommodate up to 26 children. Sachidun offers a wide variety of child development activities that promote self-esteem and self-confidence in children while preparing them for school. The language of communication is Naskapi.
Naskapi Northern Wind Radio Station
The Naskapi Radio Station (CJCK-FM 89.9) is operated by the Naskapi Development Corporation, and it is a vital Naskapi-language communication link in the community. Broadcasting starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 11:30 p.m., and includes Native, Country, Rock and Popular music. It is an important avenue for community and public service announcements, bingo and local communication.

Naskapi Development Corporation ᓇᔅᑲᐱᑲᒪᐅᑕᐱᐃᒡᓱᓇᔭᐤ
The objectives of the Naskapi Development Corporation (“NDC”) are to receive, invest and administer the compensation monies received from the signing of the NEQA, and it is also responsible for the joint management of the Naskapi-Québec Partnership Agreement funds.
NDC’s mandate is also to relieve poverty of Naskapis, encourage education and to try to make life satisfactory for Naskapis, improve living conditions for Naskapis, and encourage the development of Kawawachikamach, and encourage and assist in the preservation of the Naskapi language, values, culture, and traditions. 

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