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Kuujjuaraapik (“the small great river”)  is on the border between two worlds – the southern edge of the ancestral Inuit hunting grounds and the northern edge of Cree territory. Since the signing of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, Kuujjuaraapik is the only place in Nunavik where people of the two communities live together. In fact, this territory encompasses two distinct municipalities, Kuujjuarapik (Inuit) and Whapmagoostui (Cree), each supplying municipal, educational, social, and economic services. This community is not covered by the Hydro-Quebec agreement.

The Cree Nation of Whapmasgoostui has been collaborating with the Sakkuk Landholding Corp. for over a decade on renewable energy projects in the community. In February 2019, a joint Eeyou-Inuit Steering Committee was set up to govern the Kuujjuaraapik Whapmagoostui Renewable Energy Corporation (KWREC).

At the moment, Tarquti is not present in Kuujjuaraapik.