Topic: northern quebec
Policing, housing still need to be addressed by Quebec Indigenous commission: Cree chief
Grand Chief Abel Bosum praised the Viens Commission for its work, after more than a week and a half of hearings in the Cree community of Mistissini, Que. However, he says there is still more work to be done.
Former Cree leader testifies at public inquiry about racist treatment at Val-d'Or hospital
William Mianscum says health care workers should be educated about the Indigenous patients they serve.
Woman testifies at public inquiry, says Indigenous youth struggling with loss of culture
'We tell young people it's your fault if the language is dying,' said a Cree youth leader.
Non-Indigenous police 'over-criminalized' Cree youth in Quebec, inquiry hears
The newly-appointed director of the Eeyou Eenou Police Force, which serves the Cree communities of Quebec, says more needs to be done to help get Cree, and other Indigenous people, trained to be police officers.
Is that a pothole or sinkhole on this northern Quebec highway? Man jumps in to sort it out
A significant sinkhole on the James Bay Highway in northern Quebec prompted a man to post a photo of himself inside it to warn others.
Divers continue search for missing Waswanipi boater
Divers continue the search for a man involved in a weekend boating accident on the O'Sullivan River near the northern Quebec community of Miquelon, after the body of a fellow passenger was pulled from the water Sunday. One other passenger made it safely to the shore.
Quebec's Indigenous inquiry to hear from Cree communities in coming weeks
The Viens Commission is heading to the Cree community of Mistissini as it continues to collect testimony on how Indigenous people are treated by some public services in Quebec.
First Nations hockey team subjected to racist taunts, slurs at Quebec City tournament
A team of Indigenous hockey players, parents and supporters experienced racist taunts and slurs while at a hockey tournament in Quebec City.
Montreal students learn about Cree culture on eye-opening trip
Montreal high school students visited Indigenous communities in the Abitibi and James Bay regions of Quebec to learn about Indigenous culture and break down stereotypes. For many of the students it was their first time outside of the city.
Waswanipi junior hockey player finishes year as top scorer for Ottawa Jr. Senators
Now with the regular season behind him, the 20-year-old from Waswanipi, Que., can say he accomplished his goal, finishing the year as a top scorer for his team, the Ottawa Jr. Senators, and coming in 4th in the league.
Proposed opening of dam spillway brings up bad memories for Kuujjuaq residents
Hydro-Québec might be opening a dam spillway near Kuujjuaq, Que. in Nunavik and it’s dredging up bad memories. One of the last times the spillway opened in 1984 nearly 10,000 caribou died.
College-level program will teach new generations Cree lifestyle
The idea behind the Eeyou-Ituun Traditional Pursuits Training Program is for students to learn the fundamentals of the Cree traditional lifestyle.
Drivers sound alarm after deep potholes set off airbag on James Bay Highway
Quebec drivers are calling for repairs to the James Bay Highway which they say is riddled with potholes that could cause serious injuries.
Cree, Inuit groups join others in call to eliminate lead from ammunition, fishing tackle
A coalition of Cree and Inuit groups in Quebec — as well as scientists, health professionals and environmentalists from across North America — are calling on the federal government to eliminate the use of lead in ammunition and fishing tackle.
Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of April 9, 16, 23
April is almost over, and from in-town caribou to stunning aurora, your shots capture the beauty of spring in the North. Check out your best photos from the past few weeks from across the territories, Alaska, and Northern Quebec.
'Extraordinary' Cree couple runs culture camp, hidden away in Quebec
For Anna Bosum, her family's Cree culture camp is about sharing her traditions and getting down to the work of reconciliation — Indigenous and non-Indigenous people learning to work together.
3 youth injured in Kuujjuaq after ATV collides with police car
One person has been medevaced to Montreal, and she is in stable condition. Officials say it appears the driver was intoxicated.
New Cree medical app teaches doctors and patients medical terms to communicate
The Cree Health Board in the James Bay region of Quebec has created the East Cree Medical App — a free Cree glossary and translation dictionary.
CBC Northbeat April 19, 2018
CBC Northbeat brings you the latest news and weather from Yukon, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Northern Quebec.
Cree and Quebec government invest $400K for tourism in James Bay
The Quebec government and Tourism Eeyou Istchee are investing more than $400,000 to improve support for local tourism entrepreneurs and tourism services.
Indigenous man testifies he was 'treated like an animal' in prison
John Clarence Kawapit described an incident in September 2017 when he was put in a room with no toilet and no sink — the "hole" — for six days because he was considered a suicide risk.
Quebec gov't announces airport upgrades in northern region of province
A total of $65 million in funding was announced in last month's provincial budget to improve regional airport infrastructure.
Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of March 12, 19, 26, April 2
Spring is here, and we're catching up on the past few weeks with a mega-gallery of your best shots from across the North! Check out your best shots from the past few weeks from across Yukon, Nunavik, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories.
Moosehide workshops ignite cultural awakening in Waswanipi
Growing up in Montreal, Rhonda Oblin Cooper never got the chance to learn how to prepare a moosehide — a skill practised by her people for thousands of years.
Quebec budget addresses housing, cost-of-living in Nunavik and Indigenous communities
The 2018 Quebec provincial budget includes more than $100 million in spending for Indigenous communities across the province and in Nunavik.
Relive the final day of the Arctic Winter Games
Saturday was the final day of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. Check out our blog replay for highlights from final competitions and the closing ceremonies.
Relive day 5 of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games
The fifth day of competition at the Arctic Winter Games brought medal matches for most team sports, as well as the gruelling knuckle hop.
Faces of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games
With the 2018 Arctic Winter Games heading into the final stretch, take a look back at the athletes and moments from the first three days of competition.
Relive day 4 of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games
Day four of competition at the Arctic Winter Games brought the start of playoff rounds for many team competitions, as well as the popular one foot high kick.
Relive day 3 of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games
The popular Dene hand games event highlighted day three of competition at the Arctic Winter Games. Check out our blog replay to make sure you don't miss a moment.
Relive day 2 of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games
The Arctic Winter Games are in full swing, and we'll be there with you every step of the way. Take a look back on day 2 of competition in our live blog replay.
Relive day 1 of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games
The opening ceremonies are over, and competition began Monday at the Arctic Winter Games. Our reporters kept you up to date all day in our live blog.
Watch the 2018 Arctic Winter Games opening ceremonies
Nearly 2,000 athletes have descended on Hay River, Northwest Territories for the opening of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. Watch a replay of the opening ceremonies on CBC North's Facebook page.
What are the Arctic Winter Games?
The 2018 Arctic Winter Games begin March 18 in Hay River and Fort Smith, N.W.T. Get ready to follow the action with this look at the 'Olympics of the North.'
Cree nation takes action to save language that was 'on back burner' for 20 years
The children of a northern Cree community are at risk of losing their Cree language.
Your North: Best reader photos for the week of March 5
Spring is almost here, and warmer temperatures mean outdoor activities! Take in a homemade igloo, a dog sled trip and more in our best photos of the week from across the North.
Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of Feb. 12, 19, 26
It's Northern wildlife in the spotlight in this three-week edition of your best photos from across the North: everything from a curious fox to a moose escort on the drive home!
Miyumiichisuu: A taste of traditional Cree cuisine for Montreal en Lumière
Cree students from the professional culinary program in Waswanipi, Que., are in Montreal this week as part of Montreal en Lumière.
Inaugural Hudson Bay Summit underway in Montreal
Greater Hudson Bay region communities join to form network covering three provinces, Nunavut, and the Nunavik and Eeyou marine regions.
Tick-infested moose a 1st for Cree territory in Northern Quebec
A parasite wreaking havoc on moose populations in southern Quebec has been found for the first time in Cree territory, prompting local officials to ask hunters to be on the lookout.
Cree leaders show public support for LGBTQ, 2-spirited community
Several key leaders of the Cree Nation came together Saturday to deliver a powerful public message of acceptance to two-spirited members of their communities.
Cree Nation mourns loss of Abel Kitchen, 'a remarkable man'
Abel Kitchen was a good friend, a mentor and a leader for his Quebec Cree community.
Quebec Cree self-governance closer to reality after act gets 3rd reading
Self-government for the James Bay Cree Nation in Quebec over part of their territory moved one step closer to reality Thursday.
'Outraged': Quebec Indigenous leaders say justice system needs to change after Gerald Stanley verdict
Indigenous leaders in Quebec say reconciliation is put at risk if the Canadian justice system doesn't change in the wake of Colten Boushie's death.
Cree youth take hockey skills to China
Some Cree youth recently brought their hockey skills to Beijing as part of a 7-day Quebec trade mission aimed at expanding economic ties with China.
Meet Montreal's commissioner of Indigenous affairs
Marie-Ève Bordeleau is a little more than a week into her new job as commissioner of Indigenous affairs for the city of Montreal. She said the position is a perfect fit for who she is both professionally and personally.
Quebec gov't promises $150K to keep bus service for coastal Cree communities
The Quebec government is promising $150,000 in funding to keep a bus link in Northern Quebec on the road, between several Cree communities and the hub of Val d’Or.
Quebec failed to consult Inuit on long-gun registry, Makivik Corp. says
Nunavik Inuit had called for an exemption from Quebec's proposed long-gun registry, saying it would infringe on traditional hunting rights guaranteed in the the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. The long-gun registry came into effect Jan. 29, without meaningful consultation, Makivik Corp. says.
Culturally adapted support services can help Indigenous communities heal
Cree Crime Victims Assistance Centre (CAVAC) and CAVAC Nunavik are part of a pan-Quebec network of support workers who help victims of crime, witnesses and families in the wake of a violent act —something that often means something very different in the North.
'Something has to be done': Cree School Board asks Quebec inquiry to look at overcrowded housing
Identifying overcrowded housing as a key obstacle in the way of Cree students succeeding, says the Cree School Board at the provincial inquiry.
Inquiry into Quebec's treatment of Indigenous people visits Mistissini
The inquiry on how Quebec treats Indigenous people will hold a public information meeting Tuesday evening in the James Bay community of Mistissini.
Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of Jan. 1, 8, 15
With the new year in full swing and a nasty cold snap behind us, we're catching up on your best photos from across the North. Check out your best photos from Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Northern Quebec, and Yukon in our super-sized gallery.
Senator Charlie Watt elected new president of Makivik Corporation
Watt was elected on Thursday with 54 per cent of the vote. Incumbent Jobie Tukkiapik came in second with 33 per cent of the vote.
Several Cree communities in Quebec slated to get high speed internet by March
'These homes are going to have the fastest, or among the fastest, internet available anywhere in Canada,' said Matt Stein, CEO of Distributel.
Flight school in Nunavik trains Inuit to fly in the North
As regional airlines start to feel the shortage of pilots, one northern airline is banking on its own flight school as a solution to the problem.
Montreal appoints commissioner of Indigenous affairs
Cree lawyer Marie-Ève Bordeleau will serve as the city's commissioner of Indigenous affairs. Her job will include coming up with a reconciliation strategy and advising the mayor and executive on how to build bridges with Indigenous people living in the city.
Quebec police watchdog investigating man's death in Waskaganish
Brandon Stephen, 24, died Jan. 2 while in custody of the Eeyou Eenou Police Force in Waskaganish. He had complained of stomach pains.
Louie Kamookak among several Northerners honoured with Order of Canada appointments
James Eetoolook, Andrew Qappik, Minnie Grey, Gérard Duhaime, Douglas Stenton, Abel Bosum and Stephanie Dixon will also become members of the Order.
Your North: CBC North's best reader photos of 2017
With 2017 coming to an end, we looked back at your best user-submitted photos of the year. Many more are deserving, but here are the 10 best from across the North, plus 20 honourable mentions, as chosen by CBC North.
Saved by brother from icy waters as a youth, Cree marathon runner returns favour with kidney donation
A Cree marathon runner from the James Bay community of Mistissini is giving his brother a special Christmas gift this year - a healthy kidney and freedom from dialysis.
Your North: Best reader photos for the week of Dec. 11
Amazing wilderness views — and one tangled-up holiday pooch — are the highlights of your best photos of the past week from Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Nunavik.
Chisasibi turns to social media in hunt for meat donations to elders care centre
A seniors activity centre in the James Bay Cree community of Chisasibi turned to social media Tuesday in an attempt to increase the chances traditional meat will be on the menu. It’s asking hunters to make donations of wild meat.
Chisasibi tyke 'Habs' a big day at Montreal Children's Hospital
Samuel Kanatewat, nine-months-old, sported his best Montreal Canadiens gear for a Christmas visit from team members.
Man facing child pornography charges recently worked with youth in Salluit, Que.
Quebec provincial police are asking Nunavimmiut for help in an investigation of a child pornography case after the arrest of Predrag Remic in Sherbrooke on Dec. 6.
Cree Nation invests $5M in hotel projects
Grand Council of the Crees Grand Chief Abel Bosum says development in both areas make for an attractive investment.
Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4
The holidays are upon us, so what better time to break open our bag of your best photos from across the North? Enjoy our mega-sized gallery of the best user-submitted shots from across the territories sent by you over the last three weeks.
First Nations advocate in Quebec awarded prestigious justice prize
Cloutier is the 25th person to receive the Prix de la Justice since it was created in 1991 to recognize Quebecers who have promoted justice in the province.
Quebec's health minister visits James Bay region, announces funding for local hospital
Quebec's health minister spent time in the James Bay region of Quebec this week, to announce upgrades to a local hospital in Chibougamau and to visit the Cree community of Mistissini.
Underfunded from the start, Arctic Aviation Tour leaves contractors holding the bag
When the Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour was grounded last year, tour organizer Nancy McClure explained that the tour had run out of money to finish. But it appears the tour had been fueled primarily by hope and volunteer money from the beginning.
Cree gov't calls for co-operation from Indigenous hunters to protect Leaf River caribou
The James Bay Cree government says more needs to be done to protect the Leaf River caribou herd, and it's calling on local Cree, Naskapi and Inuit guides to stop bringing in Indigenous hunters from other regions to harvest.
Solar panel pilot in Kuujjuaq may be the future for Nunavik communities
Rows of solar panels were installed on two buildings in Kuujuuaq, Que., this September, and it’s generated a "significant amount” of energy for the community so far.
Arctic Inspiration Prize announces 10 finalists for up to $3 million in funding
The regional selection committee for the Arctic Inspiration Prize has announced ten projects shortlisted for their 2017 awards, including two finalists for a $1 million prize.
Cree Nation lends support as MoCreebec pushes for official recognition
Efforts for official recognition by a small group of landless Quebec Cree living on the Ontario side of James Bay moved forward last week as the Cree Nation Government threw its weight behind a plan that would see MoCreebec become the 11th Quebec Cree community.
Airport in Salluit, Quebec, to get $10M makeover
The airport's garage and terminal will be rebuilt, and new technology to help planes land will be installed.
All's well after gas leak prompts 'code grey' evacuation of Chisasibi hospital
It had all the hallmarks of a perfect emergency measures test, but this time, in the James Bay community of Chisasibi, it was real.
Search for final 2 missing hunters called off in Waskaganish
Officials in the James Bay community of Waskaganish have called off the search for two hunters who have been missing since mid-October. The bodies of two other hunters have been found.
Former NHLer Joé Juneau shut out of youth hockey program in Nunavik
After working with young Inuit hockey players for the past 11 years, Joé Juneau is being dismissed from his role in Nunavik's minor hockey program as it undergoes structural changes.
'Sweet Bloods': Cree Nation tells stories of living with diabetes in new book
In time for Diabetes Awareness Month, a new collection of stories aiming to remove the stigma of living with diabetes has been released by the Cree Board of the Health and Social Services of James Bay.
Your North: Best reader photos for the week of Oct. 30
Ring in November with your best photos of the week from Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, and Nunavik, including plenty of aurora shots and one overly friendly fox.
Stormy weather holds up search for remaining missing hunters in Waskaganish
The season's first winter storm in the James Bay region of Quebec has put the water and ground search for two missing Cree hunters on hold, and led to school closures, power outages and cancelled flights and Halloween activities in several communities.
Quebec police investigating death of 11-year-old girl in Nunavik
The Sûreté du Québec confirms that a child's body was found outside the Nunavik community of Umiujaq on Saturday evening.
16-year-old charged with 2nd degree murder in Puvirnituq, Que.
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man in Puvirnituq, Que., last week.
Cree police spread Halloween cheer by doling out costumes
Police detachments in Northern Quebec's Cree communities are swearing in their youngest recruits yet. The Eeyou Eenou Police Force is handing out pint-sized police uniforms, just in time for trick-or-treating.
Ahead of Halloween, Cree communities warned about gummy bears laced with drugs
Police and health officials in Quebec are warning people in the Cree communities that gummy bears containing cannabis could be circulating.
Square dancers take home big bucks at competition in Inukjuak, Nunavik
Teams of young and old gathered to show off their dance skills in Inukjuak, Nunavik, this week.
Quebec Cree come together to remember 4 hunters lost on hunting trip near Waskaganish
With more than 450,000 square kilometres, the people of the vast territory known as Eeyou Istchee came together Wednesday in a tribute to four locals lost on a hunting trip.
Quebec Native Women scale back participation in inquiry into treatment of Indigenous people
Quebec Native Women says it can no longer afford to fully participate in the province's inquiry into the treatment of Indigenous people — something it says will leave the commission without a permanent Indigenous presence.
Tired of waiting on government, Indigenous groups to protect Quebec caribou on their own
With caribou populations in Quebec in steep decline, seven Inuit and First Nations groups have signed a 'historic' cooperative wildlife management plan to try to protect and preserve the two principal herds in the Ungava Peninsula, something they say is a Canadian first.
Waswanipi family suspect arson after beloved camp burns to the ground
Sam Blacksmith spent 20 years building the camp, which included two cabins, a teepee and shed. Now they hope to rebuild with the help of a crowdfunding campaign.
Learning on the job: Kawawachikamach finds a home-grown solution to tackle urgent housing repairs
The Quebec community of Kawawachikamach has a problem familiar to many remote communities: many of its homes are in disrepair and relying on fly-in contractors. This year, it tried to fight back using a new skills development program: First Feather.
'A big step forward': Cree women's shelter opens in Waswanipi
The shelter gives Quebec Cree women and children a culturally safe place to go if they are experiencing abuse.
Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of September 11, 18
Fall has officially arrived, and a super-sized edition of your best photos from across the North showcases the colours of the seasons: sunsets, rainbows, beautiful lakes, and frozen-over ice.
'It's achieving a balance,' says newest of 4 female chiefs in 10 Quebec Cree communities
The election of Christina Gilpin as chief of Wemindji has moved the leadership of Quebec's Cree communities close to gender parity.
Cree community of Chisasibi aims to return to its roots through gardening programs
Vegetable gardening may be making a comeback in the Northern Quebec Cree community of Chisasibi, where ambitious greenhouse projects are aiming to get the community back in touch with a little-remembered farming tradition.
Nunavik girl, 18, harpoons 14-metre bowhead whale on first-ever hunt
While many people around the country were casting back on their memories of summer, Jessica Pilurtuut was coming up with a whopper.
Suspect detained after hit-and-run in northern Quebec injures 2 women
A man is facing charges after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Umiujaq, Que., and hitting two women who suffered 'severe injuries.'
Curriculum approved: Nunavik high school grads will once again receive standard diplomas
High school students in Nunavik, Quebec, will now be able to receive standard high school diplomas, after the region's school board made changes to its curriculum to meet provincial standards.
2 schools in Chisasibi, Que., closed due to mould, asbestos
School officials in the James Bay Cree community of Chisasibi have ordered the temporary closure and cleanup of two schools, after tests revealed the presence of mould and asbestos.
Human remains found near Ivujivik, Que., may be from 2005, police say
A group of geologists found the remains and an abandoned snowmobile by helicopter last week while on a survey.
Major health study 'by Inuit, for Inuit' set to get underway in Nunavik
Medical researchers on the Canadian Coast Guard’s Amundsen icebreaker will stop in the 14 Nunavik communities over the next several weeks, checking in on the health of 2,000 randomly selected residents.