In 1996 a contest was held to name the local newsletter. Luci Salt, a resident, won with the only Cree suggestion. Waaskimaashtaau means a very bright light from the sun, a star, moon, fire or other source of light. The monthly newsletter covers local events and achievements for those who live and work in Chisasibi, Quebec. Part of a government-funded program called Brighter Futures, its mandate is to create awareness on mental health, child development, parenting, healthy babies, and injury prevention (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/promotion/mental/brighter_grandir-eng.php). The first newsletter was published in 1995. This page was created in May 2016 for the purpose of posting news as events are happening, providing up-to-the minute information to complement monthly issues of Waaskimaashtaau.
No past issues are available at the moment.
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