Topic: northern quebec
From classrooms to cabins, new Arctic atlas hopes to spark imaginations
Three environmental organizations have released a free atlas featuring a comprehensive overview of the Arctic's changing environment, along with the animals and people that live there.
Young Cree dancer hopes Waskaganish accepts powwow
'I can guarantee you that it has helped me in more ways than any church or any other religion could,' Charity Lacroix wrote.
17-year-old arrested in relation to fire that destroyed Kuujjuaq office building
Police in Quebec arrested a teenage girl in Kuujjuaq in connection with a fire earlier this week that caused $2 million in damage to an office building.
Slim majority opposes Waskaganish traditional powwow; organizers moving ahead anyway
Organizer Susan Esau says this vote "shows that people need to be educated about what a powwow really is.' She didn't cast a ballot in the vote because 'we don't vote on other cultural matters.'
Use it or lose it: Cree community takes action on language preservation
Wemindji's language coordinator says that for years, she felt as if she was 'fighting a monster alone.' But that's changed in recent months, with a resurgence in interest in preserving and promoting the Cree language.
$2M of damage after fire destroys Kuujjuaq office building
Quebec provincial police are investigating an early-morning fire that destroyed an office building in Kuujjuaq. The building was home to the Nunavik health board's youth protection division.
Making music: Young Cree cellist performs with travelling Quebec opera
Chaakapesh: the Trickster's Quest is touring six Inuit, Cree and Innu communities in Northern Quebec.
Low graduation rate a focus for new Cree School Board chairperson
Sarah Pash, from the community of Chisasibi, says she's committed to improving the Cree School Board's graduation rate through academic, emotional and social support.
'Get our voices heard': 2 Inuit women make history in Quebec election
Two women are making history as the first female Inuit candidates in a Quebec provincial election.
Quebec Cree hold protest, ramping up pressure to protect untouched forest
Cree from the James Bay community of Waswanipi are vowing to keep up pressure on the Quebec government to protect a vital piece of virgin forest near their community.
'I started freaking out': Pregnant Chisasibi resident describes chaos after fake evacuation report
A false rumour of Chisasibi's dam breaking last week sent residents of the Northern Quebec Cree community into a panic, leading to the chief and residents wondering who was responsible.
Cree Grand Chief Abel Bosum named to Order of Canada
The grand chief of the Cree Nation, Abel Bosum, was named to the Order of Canada at a ceremony on Thursday in Ottawa.
'It's not fair': Cree council calls referendum on controversial powwow
In a move threatening to divide neighbours in a small Cree village in Quebec, residents are being asked to vote on whether a traditional powwow should be allowed to go ahead.
'There was a panic': Fake rumour causes evacuation in northern Quebec community
A Cree community in northern Quebec was sent into a panic on Saturday evening after someone spread a false rumour that a dam near the community broke and people were in danger.
'It's so important': Posters in Cree help kids learn language in James Bay region
The posters teach things like colour, numbers, shaped, emotions and weather, among other things.
Quebec bar honours lawyer who works in Cree, Indigenous communities
'I'm particularly honoured to receive this distinction,' says Christian Leblanc, who is also the prosecutor-in-chief for the Viens Commission.
2-spirit Cree advocate encourages young people with release of new book
Mathias (Maloose) Jolly, from the James Bay region of Quebec, is hoping to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous youth and to encourage them to speak up about trauma in their lives.
Cree lawyer speaks publicly at Viens Commission about abuse suffered in youth
'In our culture and our language there are obstacles to speaking out,' says Paul John Murdoch. He told the Viens Commission that until those obstacles are addressed, 'problems of suicide, depression and substance abuse' will continue.
Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of July 23, 30, Aug. 6, 13
It's been a few weeks since our last gallery, so we're catching up with a super-sized edition: four weeks of your best photos from across the North.
Study continues in Nunavik to assess impact of climate change on Inuit health
Project BriGHT (Bridging Global change, Inuit Health and the Transforming Arctic Ocean) is assessing how climate change is affecting nutrients in marine food, which Inuit eat.
'Botched' renovations in Nunavik homes will cost $100M to fix, lawyers claim
Nunavik and Quebec's social housing authorities are suing construction companies for a total of $100 million for alleged faulty renovations in the province's northern region.
Youth learn how to be warriors through Maori dance program in Kangiqsujuaq
The program aims to teach youth empowerment, including the importance of identity. 'If we don't know our identity and who we are then someone else will give an identity for us and oftentimes that identity is based on lies,' says the workshop's instructor.
Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of July 2, 9
Rainy days have led to slow summer starts in many parts of the North, but they've also produced some incredible rainbows — the stars of this gallery of your best reader photos from across the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, and Nunavik.
3-year-old boy drowns near Kangirsuk, Que.
The family was in a river 50 kilometres from the community, said the mayor. Community members are searching for the boy's body.
Police seize bottles, bags of 94% alcohol bound for Akulivik
Search warrants uncover 46 bottles of vodka and six clear four-litre bags of strong alcohol heading to the Nunavik community.
'It looked easy for him:' Air Creebec pilot safely lands plane in trouble
The medical charter, which was carrying five patients and a nurse, landed with one operational engine in Val-d'Or, Que.
Keep up to date with Ashley's weather blog
Ashley Brauweiler, CBC North's meteorologist, keeps track of weather moving across the region.
Indigenous hockey team that endured racist taunts 'overwhelmed' by response to story
The manager of Quebec's First Nation Elites says they've received messages of support from all over the country, and from the NHL. 'We are thankful everyone is taking this seriously.'
Policing, housing still need to be addressed by Quebec Indigenous commission: Cree chief
Grand Chief Abel Bosum praised the Viens Commission for its work, after more than a week and a half of hearings in the Cree community of Mistissini, Que. However, he says there is still more work to be done.
Former Cree leader testifies at public inquiry about racist treatment at Val-d'Or hospital
William Mianscum says health care workers should be educated about the Indigenous patients they serve.
Woman testifies at public inquiry, says Indigenous youth struggling with loss of culture
'We tell young people it's your fault if the language is dying,' said a Cree youth leader.
Non-Indigenous police 'over-criminalized' Cree youth in Quebec, inquiry hears
The newly-appointed director of the Eeyou Eenou Police Force, which serves the Cree communities of Quebec, says more needs to be done to help get Cree, and other Indigenous people, trained to be police officers.
Is that a pothole or sinkhole on this northern Quebec highway? Man jumps in to sort it out
A significant sinkhole on the James Bay Highway in northern Quebec prompted a man to post a photo of himself inside it to warn others.
Divers continue search for missing Waswanipi boater
Divers continue the search for a man involved in a weekend boating accident on the O'Sullivan River near the northern Quebec community of Miquelon, after the body of a fellow passenger was pulled from the water Sunday. One other passenger made it safely to the shore.
Quebec's Indigenous inquiry to hear from Cree communities in coming weeks
The Viens Commission is heading to the Cree community of Mistissini as it continues to collect testimony on how Indigenous people are treated by some public services in Quebec.
First Nations hockey team subjected to racist taunts, slurs at Quebec City tournament
A team of Indigenous hockey players, parents and supporters experienced racist taunts and slurs while at a hockey tournament in Quebec City.
Montreal students learn about Cree culture on eye-opening trip
Montreal high school students visited Indigenous communities in the Abitibi and James Bay regions of Quebec to learn about Indigenous culture and break down stereotypes. For many of the students it was their first time outside of the city.
Waswanipi junior hockey player finishes year as top scorer for Ottawa Jr. Senators
Now with the regular season behind him, the 20-year-old from Waswanipi, Que., can say he accomplished his goal, finishing the year as a top scorer for his team, the Ottawa Jr. Senators, and coming in 4th in the league.
Proposed opening of dam spillway brings up bad memories for Kuujjuaq residents
Hydro-Québec might be opening a dam spillway near Kuujjuaq, Que. in Nunavik and it’s dredging up bad memories. One of the last times the spillway opened in 1984 nearly 10,000 caribou died.
College-level program will teach new generations Cree lifestyle
The idea behind the Eeyou-Ituun Traditional Pursuits Training Program is for students to learn the fundamentals of the Cree traditional lifestyle.
Drivers sound alarm after deep potholes set off airbag on James Bay Highway
Quebec drivers are calling for repairs to the James Bay Highway which they say is riddled with potholes that could cause serious injuries.
Cree, Inuit groups join others in call to eliminate lead from ammunition, fishing tackle
A coalition of Cree and Inuit groups in Quebec — as well as scientists, health professionals and environmentalists from across North America — are calling on the federal government to eliminate the use of lead in ammunition and fishing tackle.
Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of April 9, 16, 23
April is almost over, and from in-town caribou to stunning aurora, your shots capture the beauty of spring in the North. Check out your best photos from the past few weeks from across the territories, Alaska, and Northern Quebec.
'Extraordinary' Cree couple runs culture camp, hidden away in Quebec
For Anna Bosum, her family's Cree culture camp is about sharing her traditions and getting down to the work of reconciliation — Indigenous and non-Indigenous people learning to work together.
3 youth injured in Kuujjuaq after ATV collides with police car
One person has been medevaced to Montreal, and she is in stable condition. Officials say it appears the driver was intoxicated.
New Cree medical app teaches doctors and patients medical terms to communicate
The Cree Health Board in the James Bay region of Quebec has created the East Cree Medical App — a free Cree glossary and translation dictionary.
CBC Northbeat April 19, 2018
CBC Northbeat brings you the latest news and weather from Yukon, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Northern Quebec.
Cree and Quebec government invest $400K for tourism in James Bay
The Quebec government and Tourism Eeyou Istchee are investing more than $400,000 to improve support for local tourism entrepreneurs and tourism services.
Indigenous man testifies he was 'treated like an animal' in prison
John Clarence Kawapit described an incident in September 2017 when he was put in a room with no toilet and no sink — the "hole" — for six days because he was considered a suicide risk.
Quebec gov't announces airport upgrades in northern region of province
A total of $65 million in funding was announced in last month's provincial budget to improve regional airport infrastructure.
Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of March 12, 19, 26, April 2
Spring is here, and we're catching up on the past few weeks with a mega-gallery of your best shots from across the North! Check out your best shots from the past few weeks from across Yukon, Nunavik, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories.
Moosehide workshops ignite cultural awakening in Waswanipi
Growing up in Montreal, Rhonda Oblin Cooper never got the chance to learn how to prepare a moosehide — a skill practised by her people for thousands of years.
Quebec budget addresses housing, cost-of-living in Nunavik and Indigenous communities
The 2018 Quebec provincial budget includes more than $100 million in spending for Indigenous communities across the province and in Nunavik.
Relive the final day of the Arctic Winter Games
Saturday was the final day of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. Check out our blog replay for highlights from final competitions and the closing ceremonies.
Relive day 5 of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games
The fifth day of competition at the Arctic Winter Games brought medal matches for most team sports, as well as the gruelling knuckle hop.
Faces of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games
With the 2018 Arctic Winter Games heading into the final stretch, take a look back at the athletes and moments from the first three days of competition.
Relive day 4 of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games
Day four of competition at the Arctic Winter Games brought the start of playoff rounds for many team competitions, as well as the popular one foot high kick.
Relive day 3 of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games
The popular Dene hand games event highlighted day three of competition at the Arctic Winter Games. Check out our blog replay to make sure you don't miss a moment.
Relive day 2 of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games
The Arctic Winter Games are in full swing, and we'll be there with you every step of the way. Take a look back on day 2 of competition in our live blog replay.
Relive day 1 of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games
The opening ceremonies are over, and competition began Monday at the Arctic Winter Games. Our reporters kept you up to date all day in our live blog.
Watch the 2018 Arctic Winter Games opening ceremonies
Nearly 2,000 athletes have descended on Hay River, Northwest Territories for the opening of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. Watch a replay of the opening ceremonies on CBC North's Facebook page.
What are the Arctic Winter Games?
The 2018 Arctic Winter Games begin March 18 in Hay River and Fort Smith, N.W.T. Get ready to follow the action with this look at the 'Olympics of the North.'
Cree nation takes action to save language that was 'on back burner' for 20 years
The children of a northern Cree community are at risk of losing their Cree language.
Your North: Best reader photos for the week of March 5
Spring is almost here, and warmer temperatures mean outdoor activities! Take in a homemade igloo, a dog sled trip and more in our best photos of the week from across the North.
Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of Feb. 12, 19, 26
It's Northern wildlife in the spotlight in this three-week edition of your best photos from across the North: everything from a curious fox to a moose escort on the drive home!
Miyumiichisuu: A taste of traditional Cree cuisine for Montreal en Lumière
Cree students from the professional culinary program in Waswanipi, Que., are in Montreal this week as part of Montreal en Lumière.
Inaugural Hudson Bay Summit underway in Montreal
Greater Hudson Bay region communities join to form network covering three provinces, Nunavut, and the Nunavik and Eeyou marine regions.
Tick-infested moose a 1st for Cree territory in Northern Quebec
A parasite wreaking havoc on moose populations in southern Quebec has been found for the first time in Cree territory, prompting local officials to ask hunters to be on the lookout.
Cree leaders show public support for LGBTQ, 2-spirited community
Several key leaders of the Cree Nation came together Saturday to deliver a powerful public message of acceptance to two-spirited members of their communities.
Cree Nation mourns loss of Abel Kitchen, 'a remarkable man'
Abel Kitchen was a good friend, a mentor and a leader for his Quebec Cree community.
Quebec Cree self-governance closer to reality after act gets 3rd reading
Self-government for the James Bay Cree Nation in Quebec over part of their territory moved one step closer to reality Thursday.
'Outraged': Quebec Indigenous leaders say justice system needs to change after Gerald Stanley verdict
Indigenous leaders in Quebec say reconciliation is put at risk if the Canadian justice system doesn't change in the wake of Colten Boushie's death.
Cree youth take hockey skills to China
Some Cree youth recently brought their hockey skills to Beijing as part of a 7-day Quebec trade mission aimed at expanding economic ties with China.
Meet Montreal's commissioner of Indigenous affairs
Marie-Ève Bordeleau is a little more than a week into her new job as commissioner of Indigenous affairs for the city of Montreal. She said the position is a perfect fit for who she is both professionally and personally.
Quebec gov't promises $150K to keep bus service for coastal Cree communities
The Quebec government is promising $150,000 in funding to keep a bus link in Northern Quebec on the road, between several Cree communities and the hub of Val d’Or.
Quebec failed to consult Inuit on long-gun registry, Makivik Corp. says
Nunavik Inuit had called for an exemption from Quebec's proposed long-gun registry, saying it would infringe on traditional hunting rights guaranteed in the the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. The long-gun registry came into effect Jan. 29, without meaningful consultation, Makivik Corp. says.
Culturally adapted support services can help Indigenous communities heal
Cree Crime Victims Assistance Centre (CAVAC) and CAVAC Nunavik are part of a pan-Quebec network of support workers who help victims of crime, witnesses and families in the wake of a violent act —something that often means something very different in the North.
'Something has to be done': Cree School Board asks Quebec inquiry to look at overcrowded housing
Identifying overcrowded housing as a key obstacle in the way of Cree students succeeding, says the Cree School Board at the provincial inquiry.
Inquiry into Quebec's treatment of Indigenous people visits Mistissini
The inquiry on how Quebec treats Indigenous people will hold a public information meeting Tuesday evening in the James Bay community of Mistissini.
Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of Jan. 1, 8, 15
With the new year in full swing and a nasty cold snap behind us, we're catching up on your best photos from across the North. Check out your best photos from Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Northern Quebec, and Yukon in our super-sized gallery.
Senator Charlie Watt elected new president of Makivik Corporation
Watt was elected on Thursday with 54 per cent of the vote. Incumbent Jobie Tukkiapik came in second with 33 per cent of the vote.
Several Cree communities in Quebec slated to get high speed internet by March
'These homes are going to have the fastest, or among the fastest, internet available anywhere in Canada,' said Matt Stein, CEO of Distributel.
Flight school in Nunavik trains Inuit to fly in the North
As regional airlines start to feel the shortage of pilots, one northern airline is banking on its own flight school as a solution to the problem.
Montreal appoints commissioner of Indigenous affairs
Cree lawyer Marie-Ève Bordeleau will serve as the city's commissioner of Indigenous affairs. Her job will include coming up with a reconciliation strategy and advising the mayor and executive on how to build bridges with Indigenous people living in the city.
Quebec police watchdog investigating man's death in Waskaganish
Brandon Stephen, 24, died Jan. 2 while in custody of the Eeyou Eenou Police Force in Waskaganish. He had complained of stomach pains.
Louie Kamookak among several Northerners honoured with Order of Canada appointments
James Eetoolook, Andrew Qappik, Minnie Grey, Gérard Duhaime, Douglas Stenton, Abel Bosum and Stephanie Dixon will also become members of the Order.
Your North: CBC North's best reader photos of 2017
With 2017 coming to an end, we looked back at your best user-submitted photos of the year. Many more are deserving, but here are the 10 best from across the North, plus 20 honourable mentions, as chosen by CBC North.
Saved by brother from icy waters as a youth, Cree marathon runner returns favour with kidney donation
A Cree marathon runner from the James Bay community of Mistissini is giving his brother a special Christmas gift this year - a healthy kidney and freedom from dialysis.
Your North: Best reader photos for the week of Dec. 11
Amazing wilderness views — and one tangled-up holiday pooch — are the highlights of your best photos of the past week from Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Nunavik.
Chisasibi turns to social media in hunt for meat donations to elders care centre
A seniors activity centre in the James Bay Cree community of Chisasibi turned to social media Tuesday in an attempt to increase the chances traditional meat will be on the menu. It’s asking hunters to make donations of wild meat.
Chisasibi tyke 'Habs' a big day at Montreal Children's Hospital
Samuel Kanatewat, nine-months-old, sported his best Montreal Canadiens gear for a Christmas visit from team members.
Man facing child pornography charges recently worked with youth in Salluit, Que.
Quebec provincial police are asking Nunavimmiut for help in an investigation of a child pornography case after the arrest of Predrag Remic in Sherbrooke on Dec. 6.
Cree Nation invests $5M in hotel projects
Grand Council of the Crees Grand Chief Abel Bosum says development in both areas make for an attractive investment.
Your North: Best reader photos for the weeks of Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4
The holidays are upon us, so what better time to break open our bag of your best photos from across the North? Enjoy our mega-sized gallery of the best user-submitted shots from across the territories sent by you over the last three weeks.
First Nations advocate in Quebec awarded prestigious justice prize
Cloutier is the 25th person to receive the Prix de la Justice since it was created in 1991 to recognize Quebecers who have promoted justice in the province.
Quebec's health minister visits James Bay region, announces funding for local hospital
Quebec's health minister spent time in the James Bay region of Quebec this week, to announce upgrades to a local hospital in Chibougamau and to visit the Cree community of Mistissini.
Underfunded from the start, Arctic Aviation Tour leaves contractors holding the bag
When the Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour was grounded last year, tour organizer Nancy McClure explained that the tour had run out of money to finish. But it appears the tour had been fueled primarily by hope and volunteer money from the beginning.
Cree gov't calls for co-operation from Indigenous hunters to protect Leaf River caribou
The James Bay Cree government says more needs to be done to protect the Leaf River caribou herd, and it's calling on local Cree, Naskapi and Inuit guides to stop bringing in Indigenous hunters from other regions to harvest.
Solar panel pilot in Kuujjuaq may be the future for Nunavik communities
Rows of solar panels were installed on two buildings in Kuujuuaq, Que., this September, and it’s generated a "significant amount” of energy for the community so far.
Arctic Inspiration Prize announces 10 finalists for up to $3 million in funding
The regional selection committee for the Arctic Inspiration Prize has announced ten projects shortlisted for their 2017 awards, including two finalists for a $1 million prize.