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Coordinates: Nemaska (Cree for Where the fish abound) is a small Cree community located on the shores of Lake Champion, in Quebec, Canada. It is the smallest Cree village with a population of 560 people (2001 Canada census). Nemaska is the seat of the Grand Council of the Crees and Cree Regional Authority.
Nemaska is a new and modern village that consists of Cree families originally living at the Nemiscau trading post on Lake Nemiscau ( ). When the Hudson's Bay Company post closed there in 1970, the residents were dispersed until the new village of Nemaska was built in 1980, over 60 km northeast from the former site. The nearby Hydro-Québec electrical substation and airport, both called Nemiscau, create confusion as to the town's name. As a result many maps indicate the new site by the old name Nemiscau.
Nemaska is accessible by air (from Hydro-Québec's Nemiscau Airport) and by car over the gravel North Road (Route du Nord). About 14 km east from the village is the huge Hydro-Québec substation of Nemiscau.
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