The Assinica National Park Reserve was created in 2011 through the Paix des Braves Agreement between the Quebec government and the Cree Nation Government. The Quebec National Park is located about 20 kilometers north of the Cree community of Oujé-Bougoumou and north of the towns of Chapais and Chibougamau. Nearly one-fifth of its area is occupied by bodies of water, many of which are renowned for fishing, while others are for long canoe expeditions.
Cree communities are actively involved in the creation of the park, and actively practice their culture and traditional activities within its boundaries. Once created, the park will be managed by the Cree Nation of Oujé-Bougoumou.