Updates

Mistissini Healing

This short documentary is called Mistissini Healing: Two Stories of Intergenerational Trauma.

“A quick update on one of the people in this video, MaryJanes Petawabano. She has now finished her education and is back in Mistissini working with their Native Addicitions program and bringing hope to many that their stories can be changed. And I am excited to tell you that she has also married Jeremiah and I had the privilege of doing their wedding in September 2019. It has been amazing to see God at work in their lives!”

Camps

Each summer, Paul and a number of volunteers and youth travel to different Cree nations in Northern Quebec where they run sports camps for the children in the area. These camps increase throughout the weeks they run, and they become more popular every year.

Click to learn about the camps, see pictures, and view community links:


Chisasibi

Population: 4,872 (2016)
Location: Shores of Hudson Bay near Fort George
Website

Eastmain

Population: 767 (2011)
Claim to Fame: Headquarters for the Cree Regional Trappers
Location: East coast of James Bay
Website

Mistissini

Population: 3,427 (2011)
Claim to Fame: Home of the largest freshwater lake in Quebec
Location: 800 km north of Montreal
Website

Nemaska

Population: 712 (in 2011)
Claim to Fame: Smallest Cree community
Location: Shores of Lake Champion
Website

Oujé-Bougoumou

Population: 900 (2017)
Claim to Fame: Received the United Nations: We the Peoples award in Human Settlements in 1995
Location: James Bay territory, between the 49th and 50th parallels
Website

Waskaganish

Population: 2,200
Claim to Fame: One of the oldest Cree settlements
Location: Along the Rupert River
Website

Waswanipi

Population: 1,473
Claim to Fame: Southernmost Cree community
Location: Along Highway 113 and Waswanipi River
Website

Wemindji

Population: 1,400
Location: At the mouth of the Maquatua River along the east coast of James Bay
Website

Whapmagoostui

Population: 800
Claim to Fame: Richmond Gulf, known for its good fishing waters
Location: Above 55th parallel, along the east coast of Hudson Bay
Website