Waskaganish (Cree for Little House) is a Cree village of about 2000 people at the mouth of the Rupert River on the south-east shore of James Bay in the Eeyou Istchee territory in Northern Quebec, Canada. Formerly called Fort Rupert, the location is one of three original Hudson's Bay Company posts on James Bay, the other two being Fort Albany on the west shore, and Moose Factory on the south.
Message from Chief Clarke Shecapio
Greetings everyone and welcome to our official website of the Cree Nation of Waskaganish. On behalf of our members, we hope that you will enjoy viewing our site and find its content informative.
Our vision is to be a strong, healthy, united, prosperous and self-reliant Waskaganish Eeyoud; who are proud of our history while maintaining and practicing our Cree land- based traditional values, culture and language.
Our mission is to work collaboratively to provide quality services and support to the members of our community in an equitable manner. We strive to create a healthy, positive and culturally centred environment in which our members can become independent in order to achieve their full potential.
I invite you to come visit our community, we are vibrant and proud of who we are. We recently celebrated our 350th Anniversary. Waskaganish is our home and it’s a wonderful place to visit, relax and enjoy the natural beauty. Come & Discover!