Betsy Longchap

Betsy Longchap is a senior reporter and host working with the CBC's Cree unit in Montreal.

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$4.7B 'Grande Alliance' agreement 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. 
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2-Spirit Cree singer releases video about journey from struggle to hope

A 19-year-old two-spirit Cree singer and educator credits art and music with saving their life and honours their mother and first love in a new single and video Love is up the River.

Quebec Cree hip-hop duo make video about youth struggles

The group The NorthStars hope its video will trigger some important conversations about mental health.

CBC launches its 1st Cree language podcast, Wiih'teh

Betsy Longchap, a senior reporter and host working with CBC North's Cree unit in Montreal, introduces CBC's first Cree language podcast.

'He still has a smile': Man walks through northern Quebec for grandson with cancer

James Neeposh is walking more than 250 km for his 13-year-old grandson Phoenix, who is in Montreal receiving treatment for his seventh recurrence of bone cancer.

'Like losing a loved one': Quebec dam renaming painful for some Cree

This week, Hydro-Québec officials and Quebec premier François Legault announced the renaming of a dam and generating station in honour of former Quebec premier Bernard Landry. Some Cree leaders support the re-dedication, but for others, it is a painful reminder of all that development has cost.

Hands in the dirt allows Cree woman to connect with ancestors

Josephine Diamond, 29, found a pipe dating from the 1800s and a passion for archaeology through her work with Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute's archeology team in the James Bay region of Quebec.

Quebec Cree community bans plastic bags, Styrofoam

The James Bay Cree community of Chisasibi has become the first in Eeyou Istchee to ban plastic shopping bags and Styrofoam containers.

Cree Miss Eeyou/Eenou crown to change hands

The 2nd Miss Eeyou/Eenou pageant is planned for Saturday, March 2 in Chisasibi, Que.

Hitting the right note: 2 new pianos on the way for Cree students

Videos of two young Cree piano players sparked fundraisers in the community. Now they will be getting two new pianos.

As eelgrass disappears in James Bay, so does a way of life

Traditional land users and scientists gathered in Chisasibi this week to exchange knowledge of the loss of eelgrass and other changes in the James Bay region.

350 years of Waskaganish: Yearlong celebration highlights Cree community's rich history

It was on September 29, 1668 that the Nonsuch ship anchored off the mouth of the Rupert River, near present day Waskaganish and the crew set about making a winter camp.

Video of sobbing 6-year-old sparks conversation around school bullying

Andrew Mianscum Jr., who goes to school in the Cree community of Mistissini, Que., has been bullied about his school work. The video his sister posted has been viewed 220,000 times.

Bush skills in the schoolyard: Cree culture teaching site opens in Waswanipi

'It's like we brought a cabin and a cookhouse from the bush and we bring all that into the school yard. It's easier for them to learn.'

'I want people to feel inspired': Cree woman shares story at inquiry into treatment of Indigenous people

​A Whapmagoostui woman from the James Bay region of Quebec is hoping her story encourages people to stand 'strong together' and engage with a provincial inquiry into the treatment of Indigenous peoples.