Celina Wapachee

CBC News

Celina Wapachee is Eenouch from the Cree community of Nemaska in northern Quebec. A graduating student in radio broadcasting from Algonquin College, Celina is working with the CBC North Cree unit in Montreal for its radio, television and digital services. Celina has a deep desire to share the stories of her people in Eeyou Istchee.

Latest from Celina Wapachee

Cree beauty queen chasing big dreams on the runway

14-year-old Wabiguin Bearskin of Chisasibi, Que., was this year named the Miss Teen Ambassador Canada Nation Universe 2023, making her the first Cree from Eeyou Istchee to hold the title. 

Rising Cree hockey star heads to NHL prospect tournament and camp

Israel Mianscum, 20, from Mistissini, Que., is currently playing in the QMJHL with the Sherbrooke Phoenix and has been invited to the NHL Prospect Tournament and Detroit Red Wings development camp.

Fire evacuees allowed limited access to Quebec Cree communities

Weather conditions have improved enough in northern Quebec for restricted access to the Billy Diamond Highway and to several Cree communities, officials say. 

Fires, smoke in Cree territory make for scary travel

“We lived through this terrifying and traumatic experience on the Billy Diamond Highway,” wrote Joshua Paul Iserhoff on Facebook. 

'Feels like home': Mohawk and Cree collaborate on teepee project

The Mohawk-Cree Teepee project will allow Indigenous patients, students and detainees a more culturally safe place to gather, cook traditional food and do traditional activities near Montreal.

First Cree patient joins McGill patient committee aimed at improving hospital experience

A Cree patient from the northern Quebec community of Waskaganish will play a key role in a new project to make the hospitals of the McGill University Health Centre more welcoming places for Indigenous people. 

Northern Quebec artists among nominees at 1st International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards

Three Cree hip hop acts out of Quebec are up for several awards at the first International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards.

Cree doctor helps clarify misconceptions around COVID-19 vaccine

Cree doctor Darlene Kitty is helping to clarify some of the misconceptions about the Moderna vaccine and wants to encourage more Quebec Cree to get vaccinated and help protect the most vulnerable people in their communities. 

Farming chickens a returning trend in northern Quebec

Backyard chicken raising for fresh eggs is returning to the community of Mistissini in northern Quebec.

History made after Chisasibi elects 2 women as chief, deputy chief

For the first time in its history, the largest of the Quebec Cree communities has elected women as both chief and deputy chief.