Susan Bell

Susan Bell is a digital reporter with the Cree Unit in Montreal.

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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.

'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.

Logging road near where Quebec nurse's body found is closed, but questions remain

A logging road in northern Quebec near where George He was found is now closed. Now, there are questions about how to keep travellers safe from harm when their GPS or Google Maps send them on the wrong route. 

Waskaganish students back in class but school still closed after diesel spill

Last month, a faulty generator hose caused a diesel spill that went undetected for several hours in the maintenance room at the École Annie Whiskeychan Memorial Elementary School. Students are back in class for the first time since Nov. 20.

'Something magical': Eastmain leads Cree territory in graduation rates 3 years running

The Cree School Board in northern Quebec is setting ambitious graduation rate targets that are higher than those in Quebec public schools, and turning to one of its own schools for inspiration. 

'A chance to live': Single mom of 5 shares profound impact of organ donation

Colleen Atsynia credits an organ donor with giving her back her life after she was forced to leave her family, job and community in 2015 to receive dialysis treatment in Montreal.

Quebec Cree launch $1M internship fund to bring graduates home

Quebec Cree launch a $1 million internship fund as part of capacity building work to help youth develop to their full potential and benefit from an estimated 10,000 jobs available in public and private sector in Eeyou Istchee.

A path to the past: History trail project taking shape in northern Quebec

The Weskitch Tibaajimuwin Meskinuu is a walking trail meant to connect Waswanipi people — youth in particular — to the history of their community and make them proud of where they come from.  
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'I'm angry': Cree man can't use trapline, blames debris prospectors left behind

An abandoned prospecting camp on John Rupert's trapline near Whapmagoostui includes some 300 barrels, 100 old propane tanks, heavy machinery and 14 decaying cabins. Efforts are underway to clean up abandoned mineral exploration sites across Eeyou Istchee James Bay territory.

Cree community discusses dream of higher education options at home

Two days of discussions about how to meet some of the higher education needs of the Quebec Cree Nation locally are happening this week in Chisasibi. The main idea on the table is the creation of what's being called Chiiyaaniu College — meaning 'our college.'

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