This community’s land was transferred from the provincial to the federal government in 1955. It was granted reserve status in 1956. In 1961 the Innu living in Pakut-shipu settled in Unaman-shipu, only to leave in 1963. Unaman-shipu, whose name means "the painted (or ochre) river", is 400 km North-East of Sept-Îles, on the north shore of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, and is accessible only by plane or boat.
Phonetic: U-na-men shi-pu
Number of persons within the community: 1024
Number of persons outside the community: 49
Territory Name: La Romaine Reserve
Surface: 70.3 hectares (173.7 acres)
Localisation: The community is located 400 kilometres northeast of Sept-Îles, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River.
Tribal Council: Mamit Innuat
The local economy is based chiefly on arts and handicrafts, trapping, outfitters and tourism.
There are few businesses on the reserve and they are primarily community businesses: arts and handicrafts, convenience store.
École Olamen: Pre-Kindergarden to Secondary 5
Number of students: 280
COMMUNITY SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURES
Fire protection: Fire station, fire engine, firefighting equipment
Police services: Provided by the Aboriginal police force recognized under an agreement between the Band council, the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec
Medical care: Nursing station managed by the Band council under a transfer agreement with Health Canada.
Main community facilities: Community hall, parish hall, arena, recreation centre, church, kindergarten, community radio station
Housing Units: 263
Statistics Canada (2006 Census)