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Naskapi Nation vows to protect its paradise in northern Quebec – CBC

People of Kawawachikamach look for alternatives to hydro development on traditional territory

Jul 07, 2022

David Swappie is one of the oldest members of the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach, 1,150 kilometres north of Montreal, near Quebec’s border with Labrador.

No one knows Swappie’s exact age.

The elder, who was born and raised near Fort Chimo — the village now known by its Inuktitut name, Kuujjuaq, at the mouth of the Koksoak River on Ungava Bay — isn’t really sure himself.

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