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.


Credit Photo: Marie Jacinthe Plouffe

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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.


Fort George Island - Site Visit

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”.


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.


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, the first fall of snow 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.


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 & Activities

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

Darlene Bearskin

Administrative Assistant

Gracie Napash

Aayanishcha-Traditional Knowledge-Heritage Projects

Program Coordinator

Ronnie Rupert

Assistant Coordinator

Charlotte Bearskin

Cultural, Language & Programming

Programmer Researcher

Charlotte Tapiatic

Language Educator Translator

Jennifer Napash

Collection Management

Collection Manager / Curator

Pauline Cox

Assistant Researcher

Donna Sam

Gift Shop Attendant & Tour Guide

Kristin Sam

Library & Archives / Documentation Center

Archives Technician

Karen Napash-Pepabano

Margaret Fireman

AV Techinician / Exhibition Hall

Jason Pachano

IT Technician

Sarah J. Rupert

Contact Us
(819) 855-3311

2 Fort George Road, Chisasibi, Qc, J0M1E0

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Photo Credit: Marie Jacinthe Plouffe ©
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9 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Closed from 12 to 1 P.M.

Visits: 1986
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