Susan Bell

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

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Northern Quebec school board staff set for 1-day walkouts

Employees with the Cree School Board will strike April 14 and their counterparts in Nunavik will walk off the job for one day on April 28.

Caribou harvest in northern Quebec a worry for Cree

The area where the hunt happened is in the far eastern region of Cree territory, in an area where the Innu say they also traditionally hunted. It is territory that is covered by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, signed in 1975, to which the Innu were not signatories. 

Some Cree feel left out of COVID-19 vaccination campaign

The Cree health board began a regional vaccination campaign in mid-January in the nine Cree communities which make up Quebec Ministry of health's region 18. Those who live outside region 18, have yet to get access to the vaccine.

'So many challenges': How COVID-19 outbreak is impacting one tiny Cree town

Since Jan. 7, there have been 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oujé-Bougoumou, a tight-knit Cree community, located more than 730 kilometres north of Montreal. 

Quebec's northernmost Cree community of Whapmagoostui confirms positive COVID-19 case

Whapmagoostui is the latest Cree community to put in place more restrictions after a positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the community Monday night.

COVID-19 vaccination campaign across Cree territory underway

Shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine were delivered safely Saturday across the nine inland and coastal communities of Eeyou Istchee, the traditional name of the Cree territory in northern Quebec. 

Virtual sharing circles among efforts to help ease COVID-19 isolation in northern Quebec

Health officials in northern Quebec have started organizing virtual sharing circles as a way to help people cope while self-isolating or struggling because of COVID-19. 

More COVID-19 cases, more curfews in northern Quebec Cree territory

Several Cree communities in northern Quebec have moved to put in place tighter restrictions amid COVID-19 outbreaks in two communities — Mistissini and Oujé-Bougoumou.

Parties now linked to 30 cases of COVID-19 in Cree communities

Recent parties have lead to 30 confirmed cases since Friday - 13 in Oujé-Bougoumou, 10 in Mistissini, with the remaining confirmed cases among Cree people who live in nearby non-Cree communities, such as Chibougamau. Two elders are part of those infected, according to officials. 

Region-wide COVID-19 vaccination campaign set to begin in Quebec Cree communities

Some 12,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are set to begin being administered in Quebec Cree communities next week.