Betsy Longchap

Betsy Longchap is Eenouch from the Cree community of Mistissini in northern Quebec. She brings a keen storytelling ability to her role as a senior radio host and journalist with the CBC North Cree unit in Montreal. Most recently, she co-hosted CBC's first Cree-language podcast, Wiih'teh.

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Cree Nation evaluating wider impacts of wildfires

Officials in northern Quebec Cree communities are hoping for help from rain in the forecast, and also preparing for continued challenges and the long-term impacts of what's being called an unprecedented wildfire season in the region. 

Cree snowmobiler, aged 9, meets early success in northern Quebec

Karter Shecapio is from Mistissini. He has already participated in two mini Ski-Doo challenges in Cree territory so far this winter and has finished on the podium in both races.

'It felt like home': Cree baby born in a teepee brings joy to family, community

Hannah Bearskin gave birth to her second child, a boy named Koa, at 4:34 a.m. on Sept. 22 in a large traditional teepee built near Chisasibi, in northern Quebec. Koa was delivered with the help of 90-year-old elder and former midwife, Jane Matthew. 

Nemaska couple organizes special events for Cree patients stuck in Montreal

Doris and Malcolm Tanoush traveled more than 1,100 kilometres to bring a truck-full of beading and sewing supplies and bear, beaver, rabbit, moose and ptarmigan meat to Cree patients who are away from family this holiday season.

Cree boy gets lesson in the power of a good letter

When Amari Coonishish was just six, he wrote a letter to chief asking if the northern Quebec community of Nemaska could have a BMX track like some other Cree communities. 

How to engage more Indigenous voters in Quebec's election

In 2018, voter participation in the northern Quebec riding of Ungava was just over 30 per cent, less than half what it was in the rest of the province. The Assembly of First Nations Quebec Labrador is organizing a debate Tuesday night to try change that.

'To remember those who have already gone': Quebec Cree prepare for Pope visit

"I'm doing this to remember those who have already gone home to the spirit world, also, those who never made it home," said Chisasibi survivor Clara Napash, who started attending residential school at the age of two.

Books for preschoolers latest tool against language loss in northern Quebec

After launching a call for stories in 2020, the Cree Nation Government's Child and Family Services department is set to release seven picture books in Cree syllabics for preschoolers in June. 

Cree Nation Bears win first game in Quebec pee-wee hockey tournament

On Monday, the Cree Nation Bears BB team played and won its first game at the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament being held until May 15 in Quebec City. 

Cree, Inuit and Naskapi create new forum to tackle old challenges

A signing ceremony is planned Friday in Gatineau to formalize the forum that leaders hope will lead to better collaboration on common interests and challenges, as well as greater influence with provincial and federal governments.