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Natashquan is a township municipality and village in Minganie Regional County Municipality, Côte-Nord region, Quebec, Canada. It should not be confused with the adjacent but separate Innu reserve of Natashquan.
The township is named after the Natashquan River, that had already been mapped and named in the 17th century. It comes from the Innu language, meaning "where one hunts for bear".
In addition to the village of Natashquan itself, the municipality also includes the small community of Pointe-Parent (50°07?49?N 61°48?02?W) that is located on the Natashquan River, directly adjacent to the Natashquan Reserve. It is home to some fishermen homes and was served by a post office from 1953 to 1976. Once also known as Pointe-du-Poste and Village-du-Poste, Pointe-Parent was named after priest Pierre-Clément Parent (1733–1784) who served as missionary in Tadoussac and Labrador and died in Natashquan.