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.
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.