ABOUT THE NIBIISCHII CORPORATION

History

History

Lakes Albanel-Mistassini-and-Waconichi Wildlife Sanctuary (AMW) exists in its present form since 1985. In 1995, with the exception of the Nord-du- Québec wildlife sanctuaries, Assinica and AMW, the wildlife sanctuary network is entrusted to the Society of outdoor establishments of Quebec (Sépaq).

In 1997, without transfer of assets, for a period of 3 years, Sépaq is entrusted with the management of Assinica and AMW wildlife sanctuaries and one of its mandates and establish a partnership with the Crees of Mistissini and Oujé-Bougoumou for the purpose of medium-term management transfer.

In 2002, the signing of the Paix des Braves confirms the Crees and Quebec's position with regard to wildlife sanctuaries in the Nord-du- Québec region. Clause 17 proposes the creation of a joint corporation of the Cree Nation of Mistissini and Sépaq, which would be responsible for the management and operations of lakes AMW Wildlife Sanctuary and its facilities. Thus, a partnership between the Cree Nation of Mistissini and Sépaq was signed in 2005 for the co-management of AMW Wildlife Sanctuary and the creation of the future Albanel-Témiscamie-Otish National Park.

In April 2017, the management of the territory was finally entirely entrusted to the Cree Nation of Mistissini via the Nibiischii Corporation.

Mission

The mission of the Nibiischii Corporation is to promote the territory, its rich and abundant wildlife and vibrant Cree culture for tourism through sustainable practices.

Our values are Respect, Commitment, Quality, Integrity and Equity.

Main mandates

Main mandates

  • Sound management and responsible development of Albanel-Mistassini- and-Waconichi Wildlife Sanctuary (AMW)
    • A wildlife sanctuary is dedicated to the conservation, development and use of wildlife and, secondarily, to the practice of recreational activities.
    • This territory does not exclude the exploitation of other resources, such as ore and wood.
    • A wildlife sanctuary in territory governed by the JBNQA has the particularity of being able to highlight only sport fishing and recreational activities since any harvest of terrestrial wildlife species is reserved for the beneficiaries of this agreement. In addition, some fish species, such as lake sturgeon, are reserved for the exclusive use of the beneficiaries.
  • Temporary management of the Assinica Wildlife Sanctuary on behalf of the Cree Nation of Oujé-Bougoumou
  • Creation and management of the Nibiischii National Park (initially Albanel-Témiscamie-Otish)
    • A national park is a territory representative of a natural region and whose vocation is to preserve natural and cultural heritage. The ecosystems thus protected from logging, mining and hydroelectric development can develop according to their natural processes, for the benefit of future generations.
    • A national park also has the obligation to make the territory accessible so that all can discover the natural and cultural riches that are protected there. Discovery programs and the practice of low- impact activities, such as hiking, canoeing and camping, are the best ways to discover these areas.
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