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

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.

Cree woman feels 'stuck' in Morocco, after decades fighting to live with husband in Canada

“We don’t want to be alone anymore. It has been 13 years,” says Jane Sam-Cromarty, a Chisasibi woman who is with her husband in El-Ouatia, Morocco.

Quebec Cree unanimously support renaming James Bay Highway after former grand chief

The Grand Council of the Crees of northern Quebec have passed a resolution at a virtual general assembly in favour of renaming the highway after its former grand chief, Billy Diamond.

Cree resident demands an immediate stop to burning garbage near her home

Vivianne Sheshamush, who started an online petition, said it made her upset that her children were breathing in fumes while they were sleeping.

Cree singer and songwriter releases new album as 1st solo project

Cree powerhouse vocalist Angel Baribeau released their new album 'For Those I Love(d)' on all digital platforms Friday. 

Cree translator in House of Commons 'proud' to be part of history

Priscilla Bosum was asked to simultaneously translate from Eastern Cree into English in the House of Commons for New Democratic MP Romeo Saganash.