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Welcome to Creeculture.ca, the site of the Cree Culture and Language Department of the Cree Nation Government (CNG) of the Crees of Eeyou Istchee (northern Quebec). You will find information on our language and culture and related projects. The Cree Culture and Language Department works closely with Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute to promote our language and culture. Enjoy your visit!

“What is happening on the river really affects me. I feel like a person who is sad about losing something they had so much passion for in their lives. It’s like losing a loved one.”

- Harry Moses

Home to the people for more than 5,000 years, part of the Eastmain River in northern Quebec was flooded,in 2005, to produce Quebec’s most valuable commodity: electricity...

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Historical Photographs was created to bring together images and information about photographs pertaining to Iiyiyuuschii, held by public institutions and private individuals. Its goal is to give Crees and others an idea of what is out there.

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Long before European ships sailed into James Bay and Hudson Bay, Cree women took great pride in how they prepared materials and sewed their family's clothing and accessories. Designs, which came to the women in dreams, were executed as skilfully as possible. Survival depended upon it. For it was felt that animals were more willing to give themselves to hunters who were beautifully attired.

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The dense network of Cree place names in Iiyiyuuschii illustrates the spiritual, historical and practical nature of the Crees' relationship with the land, water and living resources in their homeland. Not surprisingly then, practices associated with the naming of places are as ancient as Cree culture itself. And they continue to play a dynamic role today for, in response to changes in patterns of land use, new names are created and older ones lost.

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