350th Anniversary Celebrations
Help us celebrate Waskaganish in all its beauty and wonder!
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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Message from Chief Darlene Cheechoo
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
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
God Bless You!