Susan Bell

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

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'Pure joy': Cree youth discover wall climbing

A new 14-foot climbing wall has been installed in the northern Quebec Cree community of Waskaganish, as part of a pilot project to give youth there a constructive place to go, particularly in the cold winter months. 

Cree Nation Bears win first game in Quebec pee-wee hockey tournament

On Monday, the Cree Nation Bears BB team played and won its first game at the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament being held until May 15 in Quebec City. 

Northern Quebec CEGEP takes steps to help Cree students succeed

A special mural collaboration between two artists — one Cree and one Québécoise — is now hanging in a northern Quebec college, part of larger efforts to make Indigenous students feel more at home. 

Quebec plan to cap regional airfares falls short, Indigenous leaders say

Quebec's transport minister, François Bonnardel, announced the Quebec Regional Air Transport Plan last month, promising to cap a return airline ticket within the province at $500, but the plan leaves out many routes in northern Cree and Inuit communities.

Cree practice run bodes well for 4,500 km snowmobile 'healing expedition'

A northern Quebec team of snowmobilers says a three-day practice run to the far eastern reaches of Cree territory has helped them prepare for an epic Indigenous-led snowmobile expedition planned for next winter.

Cree hunter, Kansas 10-year-old connect thanks to message delivered by pink balloons

David Bertie Longchap was out hunting geese on his family's traditional territory, near Chibougamau, Que., when he found a bunch of balloons. He plans to write to the boy who sent them.

Goose hunting in times of avian influenza

Avian influenza can be deadly for birds and federal and local officials in several provinces are concerned about the impacts of the disease on both the wild and domestic bird populations.

Cree, Inuit and Naskapi create new forum to tackle old challenges

A signing ceremony is planned Friday in Gatineau to formalize the forum that leaders hope will lead to better collaboration on common interests and challenges, as well as greater influence with provincial and federal governments. 

SQ steps to help Cree police as staffing shortages reach 60 per cent

Since April 1, 16 Sûreté du Québec officers have begun patrolling alongside EEPF officers in the four largest Cree communities of Chisasibi, Mistissini, Waskaganish and Waswanipi.

Quebec Cree invest $2M in language and culture

While signing a series of memorandums of understanding Tuesday in Chisasibi, Cree Grand Chief Mandy Gull-Masty reiterated her desire for a concentrated and regional commitment to strengthening the Cree language and culture.