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Daisy House, Chief

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Chisasibi Community News & Highlights ᑎᐹᒋᒧᐎᓐᐦ

As of January 19, 2021, the Cree Nation of Chisasibi Emergency Operations Team would like to inform the community that Chisasibi is now in a TOTAL LOCKDOWN. This situation comes from an incident due to inter-community travel.

This means:

  • No travel in or out of the community; only essential and justifiable reasons (medical appointments with proper document(s)). 
  • Everyone stay home and no gatherings. 
  • One designated (same) person per household to do the family errands. 
  • Stores will reduce the number of people at a time.
  • Limit to persons living in the same household per vehicle.
  • Everyone is encouraged to stay inside, especially during the curfew.
  • Do not communicate or spread any false information on social media.
  • Take these matters seriously.

With the community of Chisasibi now in PHASE 1 as of this morning, the 10:00 pm-6:00 am curfew remains in place, which is in addition to this new total lockdown.

To avoid any potential outbreaks; please refrain from visiting other households especially at this time. Contact tracing takes a few days, please everyone be vigilant and follow all the set precautionary measures. Stay within your household / bubble.

Thank you for your cooperation during this time. 

Stay Safe!


Moderna vaccine arrived January 16th in Chisasibi! Everyone from 18 years old and over can come to receive their first dose at the Youth Center from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., everyday of the week. #protecteeyouistchee

Effective tonight, January 11th, 2021, Chisasibi will impose a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. until February 8th, 2021 due to the recent events in Eeyou Istchee (Region 18) with respect to the rise in positive COVID-19 cases to restrict non essential travel and gatherings within the community. This will include the prohibition of any social gatherings after 10 p.m. and before 6 a.m.

The Eeyou Eenou Police Force (EEPF) and the CNC check-point employees will be enforcing this temporary curfew within Chisasibi. Peace officers are authorized to stop and enquire on people’s movement in public places. An exemption for essential workers or for emergencies will be accepted as a valid reason to circulate during curfew. Employers in Chisasibi must provide to their essential or on call employees a valid letter confirming their exemption for the curfew. 

Following the Cree Nation of Chisasibi Local Law 2017-003 regulating alcoholic beverages, curfew and certain nuisances, sanctions will apply in the case of people not respecting the curfew boundaries. Fine will vary from 500$ to 1,000$ for the ones who do not comply with the above mentioned Local Law 2017-003.

We expect everyone’s collaboration and cooperation during these challenging times amid the 2nd wave of COVID-19 pandemic so that we all do our part to help protect ourselves, our loved ones and especially the most vulnerable. 

Thank you! 


Please be advised the offices of the Cree Nation of Chisasibi will be closed until further notice, to support the collective effort to PREVENT and STOP the spread of COVID-19 in Eeyou Istchee Bay James region.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Cree Nation of Chisasibi territory, including Long Point, is actually closed tourism. We are asking people to not attempt to drive towards our community, since we want to protect our most vulnerable ones and elders from a potential virus outbreak. 

A 24/7 checkpoint is situated at KM 12 on the Chisasibi Road to control the access into our community. No access will be granted without proper authorization.

If you were planning on visiting our area, we are sorry for the inconvenience that it may create. Again, we are asking any visitors to avoid coming towards Chisasibi. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation on this matter.

Stay safe.

The Cree Nation of Chisasibi would like to inform community members that non-medical mask or face covering that covers the nose and the mouth for people age 12 and over is now mandatory in a public place, starting today July 21st, 2020.

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