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.

Latest from Betsy Longchap

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. 

Cree to deliver message to Pope Francis about importance of action

The trip is being jointly organized by the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Métis National Council, and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and is in preparation for an eventual visit of Pope Francis to Canada, expected to happen later this year.

Quebec Cree expand at-home birthing options

"The bringing in of a new life is integral to community health," said Jasmine Chatelain, a registered midwife and the planning, programming and research officer (PPRO) with Cree health's new midwifery education program.

'Like a feast at home': Cree volunteers prepare traditional meals for Indigenous inmates

They call the project Makushaan, which means 'feast food' in Cree. The deliveries include things like moose, caribou, roasted goose, rabbit and beaver, as well as a traditional boudin, which is Cree dessert bread boiled with raisins.

Caribou coat in English museum heading home to northern Quebec

A caribou coat from northern Quebec is on its way back home from a museum in Bristol, England, where it has been since the 1830s or 40s.

COVID-19 outbreak causes scare after all-Indigenous national hockey tournament

The Fred Sasakamoose "Chief Thunderstick" National Hockey Championship brought together 32 teams from First Nations communities across Canada and more than 7,000 fans. A COVID-19 outbreak on one of the teams had organizers fearing the worst.

$4.7B 'Grande Alliance' project in northern Quebec is called Cree vision of development

The Grand Council of the Crees says the Grande Alliance, a $4.7 billion economic development project announced Monday, is the Cree vision of development and represents a 'clear break from the past colonial and paternalistic government policies' that kept their communities undeveloped. 

Effort to decolonize law drives legal aid lawyer, staff in northern Quebec

For the first time, the legal aid office in Chibougamau, Que., is being staffed by an Indigenous lawyer. 'It's significant … to be served by a public service such as legal aid in your own native language,' says Fanny Wylde.

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