Council of Mashteuiatsh


Distribution of the reserve lands, including one lot on which one agency will be built and another for teh Department of Indian Affairs. At that time and until 1960, neither the chief nor the Band Council had any real power. It is the agent, the representative of the Canadian government, who directs the destiny of the reserve. he is the intermediary between the Band Council and the government. He is responsible for the administration of the reserve and manages the band's funds.


The lands of the Indian Department are officially transmitted to the Band Council with the closure of the agency in 1982, and the departure of the agent. The maintenance of the agency building, now room and offices of the Council, is a strong symbol of the reconquest of political power. Where one day was held governmental power is now installed Ilnu power. The electoral process is governed since 1990 by a regulation of the band. 


Expansion and renovation of the Band Council building, as it is today.

The building of the Band Council always hosts the board room as well as various services to the populaiton, such as; 

Rights and Protection of the Territory, Heritage and Culture, Coordination of Sef-Governement Developmewnt, Economy, Employment and Strategic Partership.

Extract of
Heritage Circuit on Ilnu’s Path

Heritage Circuit on Ilnu’s Path image circuit

Presented by : Société de développement économique Ilnu

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