Waskaganish

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Waskaganish (ᐙᔅᑳᐦᐄᑲᓂᔥ/Wâskâhîkaniš, Little House) is a Cree community of over 2,200 people at the mouth of the Rupert River on the south-east shore of James Bay in Northern Quebec, Canada.wikipedia
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Hudson's Bay Company

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The village is located at the site of the former Fort Rupert, the first Hudson's Bay Company trading post on Hudson Bay.
(It was later known as Rupert House, and developed as the community of present-day Waskaganish, Quebec.) Both the fort and the river were named after the sponsor of the expedition, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, one of the major investors and soon to be the new company's first governor.

Rupert River

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Waskaganish (ᐙᔅᑳᐦᐄᑲᓂᔥ/Wâskâhîkaniš, Little House) is a Cree community of over 2,200 people at the mouth of the Rupert River on the south-east shore of James Bay in Northern Quebec, Canada. On 29 September 1668, Nonsuch, under the command of Zachariah Gillam and guided by Médard des Groseilliers, anchored at the mouth of the Rupert River.
Every year, a group of Cree youth from the village of Waskaganish, at the mouth of the Rupert, travel up the river to Lake Nemiscau.

Cree

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Waskaganish (ᐙᔅᑳᐦᐄᑲᓂᔥ/Wâskâhîkaniš, Little House) is a Cree community of over 2,200 people at the mouth of the Rupert River on the south-east shore of James Bay in Northern Quebec, Canada.
The associated reserve is Waskaganish TC, located at the site of the old Hudson's Bay Company's Fort Rupert.

James Bay

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Waskaganish (ᐙᔅᑳᐦᐄᑲᓂᔥ/Wâskâhîkaniš, Little House) is a Cree community of over 2,200 people at the mouth of the Rupert River on the south-east shore of James Bay in Northern Quebec, Canada. In 1610 Hudson had reached what is now the Hudson Strait but by November his new ship, Discovery, had become icebound in James Bay and they were forced to move ashore.
Waskaganish, Quebec, is a town farther to the north and east on James Bay.

Hudson Bay expedition (1686)

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In 1686 the French captured the fort and burned it.
Led by the Chevalier de Troyes, the expedition captured the outposts at Moose Factory, Rupert House, Fort Albany, and the company ship Craven.

Billy Diamond

In response to the project, the Cree people formed the Grand Council of the Crees and elected Billy Diamond as Grand Chief to represent the people of Eeyou Istchee in dealings with the Quebec Government.
Billy Diamond (May 19, 1949 – September 30, 2010 ) was the Chief of the Waskaganish, Quebec Cree from 1970 to 1976, the Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees from 1974 to 1984, and a successful businessman who founded Air Creebec.

Nord-du-Québec

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Waskaganish (ᐙᔅᑳᐦᐄᑲᓂᔥ/Wâskâhîkaniš, Little House) is a Cree community of over 2,200 people at the mouth of the Rupert River on the south-east shore of James Bay in Northern Quebec, Canada.

Waskaganish Airport

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Waskaganish Airport, is located near the town of Waskaganish, Quebec, Canada.

Reel Injun

Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian
His experiences as a child there, watching Westerns with other local children in the church basement, inspired him to make Reel Injun.
The film was inspired, in part, by Diamond's own experiences as a child in Waskaganish, Quebec, where he and other Native children would play cowboys and Indians after local screenings of Westerns in their remote community.

Neil Diamond (filmmaker)

Neil Diamond
Filmmaker Neil Diamond was born and raised in Waskaganish.
Neil Diamond is a Cree-Canadian filmmaker based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, born and raised in Waskaganish, Quebec.

Fort Albany First Nation

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For the next century the east coast of James Bay was visited by HBC ships from Fort Albany, Ontario.
Fort Albany was one of the three original Hudson's Bay Company posts on James Bay the others being Moose Factory on the south shore and Rupert House on the east.

Cree School Board

It also led to the creation of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) and the Cree School Board (CSB).
* Wiinibekuu School (Waskaganish)

Médard des Groseilliers

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On 29 September 1668, Nonsuch, under the command of Zachariah Gillam and guided by Médard des Groseilliers, anchored at the mouth of the Rupert River.
They landed near what is now the town of Waskaganish, Quebec, where they built a fort and wintered there.

James Bay Road

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Waskaganish became accessible by road in 2001, when a gravel access road connected the community to the James Bay Road.

Grand Council of the Crees

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In response to the project, the Cree people formed the Grand Council of the Crees and elected Billy Diamond as Grand Chief to represent the people of Eeyou Istchee in dealings with the Quebec Government.

James Bay Project

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Life for the Cree people of Waskaganish and Eeyou Istchee was greatly impacted by The James Bay Project.
Nevertheless, the Cree communities have themselves continued the push to build additional roads from the James Bay Road westward to the Cree coastal villages of Wemindji, Eastmain and Waskaganish.

Eeyou Istchee (territory)

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Waskaganish is part of the territory referred to as "Eeyou Istchee" ("The Land of the People" in Cree) encompassing the traditional territories of Cree people in the James Bay regions of what is now Northern Quebec and Ontario.

Coregonus artedi

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By 2011 there were larger concentrations of cisco at Gravel Pit, they were smaller than previous years.

Innu

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There was a pre-contact intertribal Cree-Montagnais trade route from Waskaganish to the Saint Lawrence River via Rupert River and the Saguenay River.

Saint Lawrence River

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There was a pre-contact intertribal Cree-Montagnais trade route from Waskaganish to the Saint Lawrence River via Rupert River and the Saguenay River.

Saguenay River

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There was a pre-contact intertribal Cree-Montagnais trade route from Waskaganish to the Saint Lawrence River via Rupert River and the Saguenay River.

Henry Hudson

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It was hypothesized that Henry Hudson's fateful over-wintering in 1610-1611 was in Waskaganish territory.

Hudson Strait

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In 1610 Hudson had reached what is now the Hudson Strait but by November his new ship, Discovery, had become icebound in James Bay and they were forced to move ashore.