Bell, Susan

Susan Bell has worked with CBC News since 1997 as a journalist, writer-broadcaster, radio host and producer. She has been with CBC North since 2009, most recently as a digital producer with the Cree unit in Montreal.

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'Fighting a losing battle': Ungava voter turnout is again lowest in Quebec

The northern Quebec riding of Ungava once again had the lowest voter turnout in the province with just 30.3 per cent of eligible voters casting ballots, only slightly higher than in 2018. 

Keep on rockin' in the Cree world: Legendary northern Quebec cover band celebrates 50 years

A special tribute is happening this weekend in the northern Quebec Cree community of Chisasibi to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fort George Rockers, a band credited with laying the groundwork for a thriving music scene in Quebec 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.

Talk of new dams in Quebec election has some Indigenous leaders surprised, others on guard

On the campaign trail last week, Legault said that to meet a rapidly growing demand for cleaner energy, the province needs to "build half a Hydro-Québec in the next few years."

'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.

Cree hockey hopeful living a childhood dream with Habs invite

"The whole Cree Nation is rooting for him … you see that through social media," said the father of Israel Mianscum, one of 40 players invited to take part in the Montreal Canadiens development camp in Brossard, Que.

Quebec Cree celebrate 40 years of Air Creebec

The airline founded by Quebec Cree Nation today has 350 employees and 18 aircraft. It carries an average of 100,000 people each year between northern Quebec and northern Ontario Cree communities, and centres like Montreal, Val d'Or and Chibougamau, Que.

Chisasibi moves forward with a radar search of former Fort George, Que., residential school sites

Cree officials in Chisasibi say that after extensive consultations with families and survivors, several sites associated with the first two residential schools in Quebec will be searched over the next two years using GPR and other technology.

Cree opposition building in northern Quebec to Bill 96's language restrictions

Bill 96 passed last month and will impose language restrictions on municipalities and small businesses and most public services in Quebec. It will also put in place a cap on access to English-language CEGEPs and increase French language requirements needed to graduate.

'In good hands': Talent program helps Cree health workers get promoted

Cree health board's Talent Development Program has so far seen a majority of its graduates move up in the organization. It is part of the Cree Succession Leadership Framework, a unique program to help Cree employees move to management.

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