The words Mamu Innu Kaikusseht mean “all aboriginal fishermen” in Innu-Aimun (Innu language). They reflect the Innu Nation’s pride when practicing traditional fishing activities and underline their importance in the preservation of culture and the development of Innu communities. They also highlight how important it is for the Innu to work together, in collaboration with partners from different horizons.
The AMIK logo illustrates the central values and ideas of the organization. At the forefront, the fisherman ready with his harpoon, represents the vitality, courage and traditions of a lively culture. He is supported by the circle, which refers to natural cycles and the forming of groups, without whom the fisherman is nothing.


Support Innu communities in the sustainable management of aquatic resources and oceans and in the development of a fishing economy:

  • In creating a fishing expertise allowing the communities to participate in an informed way in consultations and decision-making processes associated with the use and management of resources.
  • In meeting the training needs of fishermen and fisheries managers of member communities.
  • In promoting the conservation of aquatic resources and oceans through education and awareness.
  • In encouraging technological innovation and the development of fishing and aquaculture products.


AMIK’s vision extends to all Innu communities of the North Shore of the Saint Lawrence and is two-fold:

  • Prosperity: Members belonging to aboriginal communities benefit from environmental, spiritual, economical, cultural and social prosperity.
  • Governance: Aboriginal governance is established and known for its respect of the conservation and sustainable management of aquatic resources and oceans.


  • Indigenous expertise: Develop original aboriginal know-how, which combines scientific and traditional knowledge.
  • Equality and solidarity: Treat communities equally and foster solidarity among them.
  • Identity: Invest in the Nitassinan (territory) by encouraging the preservation of the language, culture and Innu traditions and values.
  • Receptivity and adaptability: Being sensitive to special needs and realities of each community.
  • Leadership and innovation: Develop aboriginal leadership and support governance and innovation in the fields of use, management and processing of aquatic resources and oceans.
  • Consensus, trust and partnership: Consensus building within member communities and the creation of partnerships based on trust.

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