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Referendum called in Waskaganish to decide on cultural event

A referendum has been called in Waskaganish to decide the fate of the community’s first powwow, despite winning approval from the local band council. Fierce opposition by Chief Darlene Cheechoo and some community organizations has turned what is normally a […]

Hudson Bay Company’s first trading post is where the Cree said it was

Hudson Bay Company’s first trading post is where the Cree said it was

This summer’s Archaeology Month demonstrated the power of First Nations storytelling and oral tradition as Waskaganish encouraged people to visit their region and the partially excavated remains of the Fort Charles archaeological site, home to the Hudson Bay Company’s first […]

Waskaganish 350 (Tree Fiddeh) celebrates its existence with a year-long series of events

Waskaganish 350 (Tree Fiddeh) celebrates its existence with a year-long series of events

One theory says that the English sailor and explorer Henry Hudson wintered near Waskaganish in 1610. While there, he encountered a Cree gentleman and traded an axe, a mirror and other items for the man’s furs. The man promised he […]

First Nations wrestling star highlights ring action for Waskaganish anniversary

First Nations wrestling star highlights ring action for Waskaganish anniversary

Whether you call it a guilty pleasure or the coolest thing you’ve ever seen on TV – Crees love wrestling. So for Waskaganish’s 350th establishment celebration, it was time for a mega rumble July 16 and 17 at the Rupert […]

Celebrating the last 350 years of Waskaganish

Celebrating the last 350 years of Waskaganish

On September 29, 1668, a small British ship called the Nonsuch anchored in Rupert Bay, at the mouth of the Rupert River. It wasn’t the first time Europeans had been there, says historian Dr. Joseph Jolly. Many believe Henry Hudson […]

State of the Cree Nation 2017, Grand Chief Abel Bosum

State of the Cree Nation 2017, Grand Chief Abel Bosum

Though Abel Bosum is less than a year in to his four-year term as Grand Chief of the Cree Nation, he’s seen quite a lot in a short period of time. From the signing and implementation of the Cree Nation […]

Eeyou Istchee mourns Waskaganish hunting party

Eeyou Istchee mourns Waskaganish hunting party

As the search for missing hunters from the community of Waskaganish continues into its third week, grim reality has begun to set in after two of the four men were discovered drowned. First, the body of 48-year-old Patrick Salt was […]

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Cree School Board Grads

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Cree School Board Grads

Another school year has come and gone and along the way friends were made, and interesting times were had – some better than others. But there were also accomplishments and as this school year drifts into another recognition is due […]

Cree youth succeed in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games

Cree youth succeed in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games

The final stage of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) took place in Toronto July 17-21, but for participating athletes, the preparation stretched back a whole year. More than 20 Cree athletes competed across a variety of sports as part […]

Constitution stalled as Waskaganish Chief wants more time to study proposal

Constitution stalled as Waskaganish Chief wants more time to study proposal

Every Cree community band council but one – Waskaganish – has now passed a resolution supporting the proposed Cree constitution and governance agreement. Despite a community assembly and band council meeting called to address the issue April 13, the band […]