350th Anniversary Celebrations

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Welcome to Waskaganish

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.

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350th Anniversary Celebrations

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History of Waskaganish

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Latest News & Events

350th Anniversary Fall Celebrations

On behalf of the Council of the Cree Nation of Waskaganish, the Elder’s Council and the Youth Council, I would like to welcome you to Waskaganish as we commemorate our 350th year. The fourth and final event of this year’s festivities takes place on November 22-24, 2018. Come and enjoy the family activities, games, workshops…

350th Anniversary Summer Celebrations

On behalf of the Council of the Cree Nation of Waskaganish, the Elder’s Council and the Youth Council, we would like to welcome you to Waskaganish as we commemorate our 350th year. The third event of this year’s festivities takes place on July 16-22, 2018. Come and enjoy the family activities, games, workshops and demonstrations…

350th Anniversary Spring Celebrations

On behalf of the Council of the Cree Nation of Waskaganish, the Elder’s Council and the Youth Council,  we would like to welcome you to Waskaganish as we commemorate our 350th year. The second event of this year’s festivities takes place May 24-26, 2018. Come and enjoy the family activities, games, workshops and demonstrations that…

Message from Chief Darlene Cheechoo

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Welcome to the Official Website of the Cree Nation of Waskaganish! On behalf of the
Council of the Cree Nation of Waskaganish, Elder’s Council, Youth Council and our
Members, we hope that you enjoy viewing our site and find its content informative. We
also anticipate that you will find our site to be user friendly as you navigate through its
pages.

The Eeyoud of Waskaganish are proud of our history, and what we have contributed to
the development of the nation of Canada and to the creation and development of the
Cree Nation as a whole. Throughout the year of 2018 we have hosted seasonal events
to commemorate our 350 years of contact. We are also proud of the fact that this is the
birth place and home of one of the greatest leaders of the Cree Nation, the late Grand
Chief Dr. Billy Diamond.

We aim to preserve and protect our values, our language and our Cree Way of Life. We
must do all we can to ensure that our children, and the generations to follow, will be
able to enjoy the land and our territory as our predecessors. As you browse through
our pages, we hope you will sense our love for our homeland, our people and our Cree
ways!

God Bless You!

Chief Darlene Cheechoo

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