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Mingan (Ekuanitshit)

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Welcome to the picturesque town of Mingan, located 36 km east of Havre-St-Pierre. Mingan was a former major fishing and trading post for the Hudson Bay Company, which traded with the Innu, who hunted caribou, fished salmon and gathered wild berries.

Now also known as Ekuanitshit, which means “take care of the place where you live,” this community is increasingly focused on promoting Innu culture. The residents of this small community are proud of their roots, and they are striving to perpetuate their traditions from generation to generation. One example is their charming little church, where Innu art is showcased in various forms.

The river is named after the town. You can fish salmon there, through the Complexe Manitou/Mingan outfitter service managed the members of the community since 1983. The outfitter service on Allard lake, also managed by the community since 1993, offers fishing packages as well.

Both outfitters invite you to enjoy being cradled in a mystical atmosphere.

Innu: Montagnais word for “being human.”

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