ᒋᓵᓰᐲ ᐄᔨᔨᐅᑭᒥᒄ - Chisasibi Heritage & Cultural Centre

Our Mission

To protect, preserve, collect, research and exhibit our history, heritage, culture, language, oral traditional teaching, customs and values of Iyiyiyuuch and Inuit of Chisasibi. 

We gather, strengthen, enhance, and interpret the rich heritage of our people through exhibitions and cultural programming in language, arts, crafts, songs, dance, legends, stories, and traditional activities by celebrating and sharing traditional skills, knowledge and values of our ancestors, we are a place of cultural renewal and learning. 

We recognize and acknowledge the active participation of Our Elders, their wisdom and guidance will always be with us and will be passed on to present and future generations.

Services

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Guided Exhibition Tours

The ᒋᓵᓰᐲ ᐄᔨᔨᐅᑭᒥᒄ CHISASIBI HERITAGE & CULTURAL CENTRE offers non-guided and guided tours for visitors who seek more understanding about ‘our story’ as the People of the Great River.

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Fort George Island - Dwelling

Fort George Island is our former community. The island is filled with memories and is a popular site for leisure, relaxing, peace and quiet. It is also a place of coming together at a community event called “Mamoweedow”.

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Upichiwin Heritage Site

The name means narrows at the rapids and is located at the First Rapids-LG1 site. Interpretive and Information Panels describes the area and river as used by our people and illustrates the significance.

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School Group Visit

We offer school age visits, and provide educational/cultural activities at our Centre and at our mihtukaan where we have Elders share their wisdom and knowledge.

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Story Telling

Traditionally, during the Fall season is when our legends were told. We follow this tradition by having elders share stories at our mihtukaan.

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Traditional Dwellings

We also have an Elders Camp located by the highway that is open for visits during specific times of the year. Here we share our living culture, ancestral teachings and organize traditional activities.

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Gift Shop

We have a gift shop located in our CHCC building, we help sell and promote local Artist/Craft person’ work.

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Museum Services

Archaeology, cemetery mapping, traditional place names, genealogy, research and documentation, etc.

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Activities & Workshops for Community

Community events, traditional dwellings, on-land traditional activities, legends and storytelling, history book, commemoration of Heritage Sites and Interpretative Panels, etc.

Connect with our team

Project MANAGER, Cultural & Heritage

Beverly Cox

BeverlyCox@chisasibi.ca

Coordinator of Public Relations & Programming

Rachelle Lafond

RachelleLafond@chisasibi.ca

IT Technician

Sarah J. Rupert

SarahRupert@chisasibi.ca

Supervisor - Library & Archives

Karen G. Napash

KarenNapash@chisasibi.ca

Collections Manager / Curator

Darlene Bearskin

DarleneBearskin@chisasibi.ca

Language Educator Translator

Jennifer Napash

JenniferNapash@chisasibi.ca

Contact Us
(819) 855-3311

2 Fort George Road, Chisasibi, Qc, J0M1E0

2G1A5753 - web
Visit Us
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09:00 A.M. to 05:00 P.M.

Close from 12:00 to 01:00 P.M.

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