Welcome to our history section. Our community has a rich culture and heritage, being the oldest Cree community in the James Bay and an important historical site for the Cree Nation and Quebec. Our ancestors have travelled the land of Eeyou Istchee for generations and we are proud to maintain and enhance this legacy. As the birthplace of the Hudson Bay Company and the British fur trade in western Canada, Waskaganish stands at complex intersections between people, places and things that have helped create a nation. Our people have been and continue to be innovative actors deeply rooted in our local culture while looking towards global changes and opportunities that link us all.