WELCOME TO WASKAGANISH

Waskaganish is our home and it’s a wonderful place to visit, relax and enjoy the natural beauty. Come & Discover!

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

Help us celebrate our rich and unique history

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Visit Waskaganish

Discover unique experiences in the Cree Nation of Waskaganish .

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History of Waskaganish

Our community is the oldest Cree community

Message from Chief Clarke Shecapio

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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!

Chief Clarke Shecapio

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VISION

ᓂᔅᐯᔨᒧᓈᓐ ᒉ ᒌ ᒪᔥᑯᑳᐴᔮᒡ, ᒫᒨᑳᐴᔮᒡ, ᒉ ᒥᔪᐱᒫᑎᓰᔮᒡ, ᒉ ᒥᔪᐊᔮᔮᒡ, ᒉ ᒥᔪᐸᔨᐦᐄᑯᔮᒡ ᒉᐧᑳᔫᐦ, ᐁ ᐧᐋᔥᑳᐦᐄᑲᓂᔒᐅᔮᒡ, ᐁᑯᔥᒄ ᐁ ᐊᔮᔮᒡ ᑲᔦᐦ ᐁ ᑲᓄᐧᐁᔨᐦᑕᒫᒡ ᓀᔥᑦ ᐁ ᐃᐦᑑᑕᒫᒡ ᓂᑕᐄᔨᔫ ᐃᐦᑑᐧᐃᓈᓐ ᑲᔦᐦ ᐁ ᑲᓄᐧᐁᔨᐦᑕᒫᒡ ᓂᑕᔨᒧᐧᐃᓈᓐ᙮

 We aspire 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.

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MISSION

ᓂᒫᒨᐋᐸᑎᓰᒥᑑᓈᓐ ᐁ ᐧᐄ ᐃᐦᑑᑕᒫᒡ ᒉ ᒥᔪᐸᔨᐦᐧᑳᐤᐦ ᒉᐧᑳᔫᐦ ᑲᔦᐦ ᐁ ᓰᒋᐦᑯᒋᔅᐧᑖᐤ ᓂᑕᐄᔨᒥᓈᓂᒡ, ᑖᐱᐦᑑ ᐁ ᐃᐦᑑᑐᔅᐧᑖᐤ ᒉ ᒌ ᒥᔪᐱᒫᑎᓰᔮᒄ ᑲᔦᐦ ᒉ ᓅᓯᓀᐦᐋᒥᒄ ᒋᑕᐄᔨᔫ ᐃᐦᑑᐧᐃᓂᓅ/ᐃᐦᑖᑎᓰᐧᐃᓂᓅ, ᐊᓂᑦᐦ ᒉ ᒌ ᒥᔪᐸᐦᐄᑯᐧᑖᐤ ᐊᐧᐁᓂᒌ ᐅᐱᒫᑎᓰᐧᐃᓂᓇᐧᐋᐤᐦ ᑲᔦᐦ ᒫᒃ ᒉ ᒌ ᐃᔮᐧᑖᐤ ᑌᐱᒉᔨᐦᒥᑎᓱᐧᐃᓂᔫ᙮

We 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 centered environment in which our members can become independent in order to achieve their full potential.

Latest news & Events

Public Notice- COVID-19 Public advisory on Tourism Activities

June 23, 2021

This is to inform all tourists that tourism activities are suspended until further notice due to COVID-19 pandemic. There have been requests received at our administration office from tourists planning…

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Public Notice to all eligible voters of the Cree Nation of Waskaganish respecting the 2021 elections for the offices of Deputy Chief and four(4) councilors

June 8, 2021

Office of the Returning Officer Notice is hereby given to the Electors of the Cree Nation of Waskaganish that an election has been called on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 for…

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Emergency Food Access Program

April 23, 2020

Cree Nation of Waskaganish had developed this new initiative to assist families in purchasing essential food items such as bread, milk, eggs, fruit, vegetables, dairy products, fresh meat, healthy snacks…

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