Inukjuak is located on the northern bank of the Innuksuak River at about 1,500 kilometres north of Montreal. The community of 1,800 people seeks to build sustainable prosperity through a transition towards renewable energy.
The community is proud to have created the Innavik Hydro Project, a run-of-river 7.5-megawatt generating station along the Inukjuak River. This project is set to become one of the leading indigenous-owned renewable energy projects in North America. It proves that it is possible to develop renewable energy while minimizing footprints on land, water, and wildlife and maximizing positive socio-economic spinoffs for communities.
The community of Inukjuak is also home to the first symposium on renewable energy in Nunavik, Sillitik, held in August 2023. More than 80 participants from all over the Nunavik region and beyond participated in a series of panels and participatory workshops to inspire and empower Nunavimmiut to take charge of the renewable energy transition.