Capital Works and Services maintains and updates community maps to reflect developments in our Cree communities. You can find a copy of your current community map here

The Capital Works and Services Department provides mapping services to the Cree communities as a part of Capital Planning. You can learn more about the department on our Department Page 

Cree Nation of Whapmagoostui

Whapmagoostui is the northernmost community located at the mouth of the Great Whale River on the coast of Hudson Bay in Nunavik. It’s home to approximately to 990 Cree and 740 Inuit in the adjacent village of Kuujjuarapik. Whapmagoostui means the Place of the Whales. The Chief of Whapmagoostui is Louisa Wynne.

Cree Nation of Chisasibi

Cree for Great or Big River, Chisasibi sits on the south shore of the La Grande River on the Coast of James Bay and is the second northernmost Cree community in Eeyou Istchee. The current population of Chisasibi is nearly 4,981 Cree and 283 Non-Cree people. The Chief of Chisasibi is Daisy House.

Cree Nation of Wemindji

Wemindji is located at the mouth of the Maquatua River and is the third northernmost community located on the coast of James Bay. It is home to 1539 Cree and 55 Non-Cree people. Wemindji is Cree for Paint Hills or Red Ochre Mountain. The Chief of Wemindji is Christina Gilpin.

Cree Nation of Eastmain

Eastmain is located on the east coast of James Bay and on the shore of the Eastmain River. Eastmain is named after the Hudson Bay trading post that was originally located on the north shore of the Eastmain River. It is home to approximately 833 residents. The Chief of Eastmain is Kenneth Cheezo.

Cree Nation of Waskaganish

Waskaganish is located at the mouth of the Rupert River on the south-east shore of James Bay. It is home to 2,398 Cree and 25 Non-Cree people. Waskaganish is Cree for Little House. The Chief of Waskaganish is Darlene Cheechoo.

Cree Nation of Nemaska

Nemaska is one of the inland communities located on the shores of Lake Champion and is where the head office of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and the Cree Nation Government is located. It has a population of approximately 851 people. Nemaska is Cree for Place of Plentiful Fish. The Chief of Nemaska is Clarence Jolly Sr.

Cree Nation of Waswanipi

Waswanipi is the most southern inland community located along the Waswanipi River. It is home to approximately 2,008 people. Waswanipi is Cree for Light on the Water. The Chief of Waswanipi is Marcel Happyjack.

Cree Nation of Ouje-Bougoumou

Oujé-Bougoumou is one of the inland communities located along the shore of Lake Opemiska. It is home to approximately 936 people. Oujé-Bougoumou is Cree for the Place Where People Gather. The Chief of Oujé-Bougoumou is Curtis Bosum.

Cree Nation of Mistissini

Mistissini is one of the inland communities located along the shore of Lake Mistassini. It is home to approximately 3,833 people. Mistissini is Cree for Big Rock. It is where the main offices for the Cree School Board, the Cree Human Resources Development Department, and Eeyou Istchee’s regional radio station, the James Bay Cree Communications Society are located. The Chief of Mistissini is Thomas Neeposh

For More Information

If you have any questions or comments, please contact:

Robert Shecapio
GIS Analyst
Department of Capital Works and Services
32 Amisk Street
Mistissini, QC G0W 1C0