Christopher Herodier

Christopher Herodier works at CBC North's Cree unit in Montreal. He is the host of the Cree language program Eyou Dipajimoon.

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Northern Quebec wildlife officials rely on Cree to provide crucial data on wildlife

The information collected from the 'Citizen Scientist' initiative will be used to help identify critical habitats, rare species, invasive species, as well as changes in population and migration of species important to Cree cultural practices.

Canned meat and chicken wings secret to catching crabs in northern Quebec

After years of watching Discovery Channel reality shows such as Cold Water Cowboys and Deadliest Catch, a restaurant owner in northern Quebec trapped some crabs in the waters of James Bay.

'Not ready' to reopen: Cree and non-Indigenous leaders in James Bay united, ask for more time

"We don't have the big hospitals and specialized care. Should COVID-19 spread, we don't have the capacity or the resources to deal with it," said Cree Grand Chief Abel Bosum.

12-year-old Eastmain hunter opens goose hunt amid calls to follow COVID-19 bush guidelines

This year, officials with the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay are asking hunters to take special precautions and measures to stay safe while away for Goose Break because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency fund to help get more Cree hunters to bush camps

To help get as many hunters and their families out to bush camps as early as possible this spring, Cree officials have launched a $1.6 million emergency fund. 

Air Creebec passenger service in Quebec grounded due to COVID-19

'When everything is unlocked, I think it's going to take time, just like 9/11, for people to fly again,' said Air Creebec President Matthew Happyjack. 

Quebec Cree schools, daycares closed despite low risk, say officials

Education and government officials in the Quebec Cree Nation are falling in step with measures announced Friday by the provincial government to slow the progress of the coronavirus, but say the risk in the territory remains very low.

Rupert River Cup almost lost in blizzard after snowmobile trip gone wrong on James Bay

The Moose Factory Scrappers travelled by snowmobile to attend a Senior's Class A tournament in Waskaganish, Que. After winning the tournament, the Rupert River Cup almost didn't survived the trip home across James Bay.

Cree leaders work to calm fears over surprising $4.7B infrastructure deal

Cree leaders in Quebec are focused on reassuring a jittery population after announcing a far-reaching economic development agreement with Quebec regarding massive infrastructure improvements in the territory over the next 30 years and, very likely, more resource extraction projects.

Quebec reducing 2020 moose quotas in de la Vérendrye reserve

The Quebec government is reducing the sport moose hunt in the réserve faunique La Vérendrye by 30 per cent for 2020 in what it calls a "precautionary measure", but maintains a moratorium is not needed.  

Quebec Cree, Algonquin say moose populations need more protection

Some Indigenous hunting groups in Quebec say more needs to be done to protect moose populations in the province. 

'These young people want to heal': Music helps northern Quebec youth

Several youth from the most northern of the Quebec Cree communities have contributed to the Whapmagoostui Youth Album, which was just released on iTunes and Spotify. The songwriting and production project came together over the last year, funded by the Cree Nation Youth Council, as well as the local band.

'Like losing a loved one': Quebec dam renaming painful for some Cree

This week, Hydro-Québec officials and Quebec premier François Legault announced the renaming of a dam and generating station in honour of former Quebec premier Bernard Landry. Some Cree leaders support the re-dedication, but for others, it is a painful reminder of all that development has cost.
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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.

Quebec Cree community to get regional hospital

The new hospital will provide close to 20,000 Cree in nine communities specialized services such as surgery, cancer treatment, CT scans, gynecology and obstetrics.

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