Susan Bell

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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Indigenous-led efforts key to Canada's conservation goals, say advocates

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, announced $800 million in funding over seven years for large Indigenous-led conservation projects covering almost a million square kilometres of land.

'A profound benefit': Home dialysis coming to Quebec Cree

The Cree Board of Health and Social Services announced the launch of a home hemodialysis pilot project Thursday, in collaboration with the Cree Nation of Waswanipi.

Quebec Cree deal with travel, isolation just to see a medical specialist

Each year, thousands of Quebec Cree patients travel south to see medical specialists unavailable in the North. Montreal's Espresso Hotel is one of the places patients stay.

Waskaganish rolls out traditional welcome and lodging for visitors

The manager of the culture and tourism department in the James Bay community of Waskaganish hopes a traditional camp for visitors to sleep in will be a way to both extend a Cree welcome to traveller’s and to break down barriers between different cultures. 

APTN launches French-language national news program

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is launching a weekly national newscast in French with a host hailing from the James Bay Cree community of Waswanipi, Que.

Man found safe after 24 hours in northern Quebec bush

A search involving police, firefighters, Canadian Rangers, family and community volunteers from Chisasibi, Que., ended on a happy note when the man was found safe.

Cree tourism to get boost from creation of majority Cree-owned travel agency

In the hopes of making it easier for travellers to discover the James Bay region, the Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association has helped launch a majority Cree-owned travel agency: Eeyou Istchee Baie James Travel.

Quebec Cree, federal gov't consider marine conservation area in James Bay

A a memorandum of understanding has been signed to study the feasibility of a national marine conservation area off the coast of James Bay — an area that includes more than a thousand small islands and is a key subarctic ecosystem. 

Cree Nation Bears Hockey benched for 2019-2020 as funding cut

The organizers of the Cree Nation Bears hockey program in the James Bay region of Quebec say they must suspend their full program for the 2019-2020 season after losing a significant part of its operating budget.
Racism in Hockey

How Indigenous players and coaches are forging ahead in a positive way

Many hockey players, parents and coaches have spoken out about racism in the sport. They say discrimination is an all too common experience in arenas, whether it be from the opposing players, their parents, or referees. Many are looking for ways forward.