Gilbert Dominique

Pekuakamiulnuatsh Takuhikan

After working as recreation manager for Mashteuiatsh from 1985 to 1994, then as director of the Indigenous Inter-band Games from 1994 to 1997, Mr. Gilbert Dominique was elected councillor of the Conseil des Montagnais du Lac-Saint-Jean in 1997. In 2003, after a second term as councillor, he ran for the position of chief and became the leader of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh. In May 2006, he was re-elected by acclamation for a four-year term.

In 2010, he became General Manager of the Société d’histoire et d’archéologie de Mashteuiatsh, a position he held until 2012. He then became project manager for Pekuakamiulnuatsh Takuhikan’s Education and Labour Service.

Having been re-elected in May 2013, he returns as Chief of Pekuakamiulnuatsh Takuhikan, the political and administrative organization of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh First Nation.
It was during this mandate that Chief Dominique, on behalf of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh, filed a complaint denouncing the underfunding of the FNPP by governments.

Before returning as Chief of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh for the 2021-2025 term, Mr. Dominique was also appointed General Manager of Innu Takuaikan Ushat Mak Mani-Utenam.

Beyond his professional career, Mr. Dominique is recognized for his deep involvement in the Mashteuiatsh community. Since his appointment as Chief, youth, culture, the economy and recognition of the Nation’s rights have remained at the heart of his concerns. At the same time, dialogue, openness and partnership are undeniable hallmarks of his actions.