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RCMP Archives Coopérative en vedette / ᑯᐊᐸ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑕᐅᔪᖅ / Co-op Spotlight Un employé de la Baie d’Hudson avec des peaux à Kuujjuaraapik dans les années 1950. ᑲᒻᐸᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᕐᖄᓱᖓ ᐊᒥᓕᕆᔪᖅ, ᑰᔪᐊᕌᐱᒻᒥ, 1950ᓂ. A Hudson’s Bay company clerk with pelts, in Kuujjuaraapik, 1950s. La coopérative de Kuujjuaraapik/ Whapmagoostui a été incorporée le 5 août 1961. Elle est l’un des cinq membres fondateurs de la Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec (Ilagiisaq). Son nom officiel demeure l’Association coopérative de Great Whale River, nom que portait la collectivité en 1961. Le magasin a été agrandi et modernisé à l’été 2014. Il comprend une stationservice et un hôtel important dans la collectivité. n ᐊᕐᓇᖓ ᓚᕗᖅ. “ᐋᓐᓄᕌᓂᒃ ᒥᕐᓱᐸᓚᐅᕐᑐᖓ ᐹᓗᓐᓂᒃ ᓂᐅᕐᕈᑎᒋᓚᖓᑦᓱᒋᑦ ᑯᐊᐸᒧᑦ.” ᑌᕕᑦ ᓵᓐᑎ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᓯᒪᕗᖅ 7ᓂ 8ᓂᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᕐᓂ ᐊᓯᐊᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᕐᑖᒥᑦᓱᓂ ᑯᐊᐸ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓯᐊᓕᕐᒪᑦ. ᐃᓄᐃᓪᓗ ᓂᐅᕕᕋᕐᕕᒋᓕᕐᒪᐅᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᕐᓂᒃ ᐃᑎᕐᑎᓯᑦᓯᐊᖃᑦᑕᓕᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᒻᒪᑦ. 1967ᒥ ᑰᔾᔪᐊᕌᐱᐅᑉ ᑯᐊᐸᖓ ᐃᑎᕐᑎᓯᓯᒪᔪᖅ $123,898ᓂᒃ; 2014ᒥ ᐃᑎᕐᑎᓯᑦᓱᓂ $5,758,801ᓂᒃ. 1967ᒥᑦ 2014ᒧᑦ ᐃᑎᕐᑎᓯᔪᕕᓂᖅ ᑲᑎᑦᓱᑎᒃ 100ᒥᓕᐊᓐ ᑖᓓᑦ ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ - ᐱᔭᖃᕈᑎᖃᓪᓚᕆᑦᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᖄᖏᕐᓂᑯᓕᐅᕋᓱᐊᕐᑎᐅᓗᓂ ᓱᓇᖃᖕᖏᒪᕆᑦᓱᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᑐᕕᓂᐅᑦᓱᓂ! ᑰ ᔾ ᔪ ᐊ ᕋ ᐱ ᐅ ᑉ | ᐅ ᐊ ᑉ ᒪ ᑰ ᔅ ᑐ ᐃᑉ ᑯᐊᐸᖓ ᑎᒥᖕᖑᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᐅᒍᔅᑎ 5, 1961ᒥ. ᑐᖕᖓᓂᓕᕐᑎᕆᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᓯᒪᕗᓗ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓄᑦ ᑯᐊᐸᐅᖃᑎᒌᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᒌᓴᓕᐅᕐᑐᓄᑦ. ᐅᓪᓗᒥᒧᑦ ᐊᑎᖃᕐᐳᖅ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑎᑐᑦ Great Whale River Cooperative Association, ᓄᓇᓕᖓᑕ ᐊᑎᕆᓯᒪᔭᖓᓂᒃ 1961 ᐊᑐᕐᓱᓂ ᓱᓕ. ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖓ ᐊᖏ ᓪᓕᒋᐊᕐᑕᐅᖃᒻᒥᐅᕗᖅ ᓄᑕᐅᓪᓕᑎᕐᑕᐅᓱᓂᓗ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ 2014ᒥ. ᐊᓗᓐᓂᐊᕕᓕᒃ ᓯᓂᒃᑕᕕᒻᒪᕆᖃᕐᓱᓂᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᒥᓂ. n was running smoothly,” Mary Sandy remembers. “I recall people complained about the high cost of cigarettes. Back then they cost 50 cents for a pack!” David Sandy worked hard and didn’t care how much work he had to do. “He was working for the Inuit and Crees, alongside Charlie Kumarluk.,” his wife recalls. “I sewed clothing like mittens, paaluks, to sell at the Co-op.” David Sandy worked for about 7 or 8 years, but eventually moved on when he knew that the Coop was doing well. People were buying things so it had revenue. In 1967, Kuujjuaraapik’s Co-op had revenues of $123,898; in 2014, $5,758,801. From 1967 to 2014 it has made total revenues of more than $100 million – an amazing story of success for a business that started out with nothing but the vision of creating its own enterprise! The Kuujjuaraapik/Whapmagoostui co­ operative was incorporated on August 5, 1961. It is one of the five founding members of the Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec (Ilagiisaq). Its official name remains the Great Whale River Co-operative Association, based on the name of the community back in 1961. The store was enlargened and modernized in the summer of 2014. It includes a gas station and also owns an important hotel in the community. n ᐅᑭᐅᖅ 2016 vᖑᖅ 19