About Chisasibi

Where the "Great River" shelters a growing local and non-local population. Chisasibi is the biggest of all the nine Cree communities of the Eeyou Istchee territory. A real northern metropolis, the rich Cree culture pulses with a living past and a promising future.


Actual Community Portrait

Counting over 5,000 people, Natives and non Natives, Chisasibi has been established more than 35 years ago. This major relocation from Fort George island to the current Chisasibi site is an inevitable chapter of the history of our community.


Although Chisasibi Cree people still undertake traditional activities like trapping, fishing, hunting, picking, etc., many of our community members work into one of the many organizations located in the village.

Our children can enjoy local education dispensed by the Cree School Board at the elementary and high school level. 

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