Entries by mike

12th Annual General Assembly in Nemaska

CNACA will be holding the 12th Annual General Assembly starting Oct 24 – 25, 2018 at the Nemaska Sports Complex in Nemaska. If you are interested in being a delegate for your community or if you’re an artist that would like to present your artwork,  crafts and musical works at the assembly, please contact your […]

The Cree Native Arts and Crafts association announces 3rd Eeyou Istchee achievement awards ceremony to recognize Cree artists and artisans in Eeyou Istchee.

Ouje-Bougoumou, Qc; September 25, 2018 – The Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association is proud to announce its’ 3rd Eeyou Istchee Achievement Awards.  The event will take place at the Nemaska Sports Complex in the Cree community of Nemaska on October 24, 2018 commencing at 6 o’clock in the evening. The CNACA Eeyou Istchee Achievement […]

Traditional Christmas tree ornaments workshop with Christmas sale. 

In collaboration with CNG & ACCI, CNACA presents workshop with Christmas sale. Workshop of traditional ornaments (Mini mittens, mini tipis, mini grease spoons, etc) *Limited to 30 people. Tables available for artists to sell artwork for Christmas. Please note, limited spots available. We encourage you to keep in mind, no copyright material accepted for sell. […]

Buckley Petawabano

To the general public, Buckley Petawabano is best known for his acting career. For the Cree Nation, he is known for so much more than that. In the late 60’s, Buckley acted in a Canadian television series called ‘Adventures in Rainbow Country’. His character called Pete Gawa was one of the first regular First Nations […]

Celina Wapachee

Growing up with music at home, it was pretty obvious Celina Wapachee would find a passion for music as well. Born in Matagami and raised in Nemaska, she found support from her parents, and began singing and writing at the age of 12, and started to sing for the public at 15. Celina has been […]

Daisy Moar

Born in Jack River near Eastmain, Daisy Moar was raised by her grandparents. At 12, she went to Residential school. Since 1978, Daisy has dedicated a lot of time ensuring our Cree culture and language is kept strong today. Although retired in 2007, Daisy still takes time to do Cree translations. She even provides Cree […]

Mariame Hasni

For Mariame Hasni, a passion for music developed early on in childhood. She remembers listening to the radio with her father and they would sing together. Following that passion, she learned by listening to other musicians and the Latin artist Selena significantly inspired as a child. Mariame has been singing all her life but she […]

Sanders Weistche

Born in Nooskan, at the mouth of Broadback river out on Rupert Bay, Sanders Weistche grew up to excel in the art of snowshoe making. At age 14, he began to try, to learn because he saw the challenge to create something unique, and the opportunity as there was a lot of demand. He saw […]

Tim Whiskeychan

Tim Whiskeychan was born in Chibougamau, Quebec and adopted as an infant by Harry and Laura Whiskeychan, a traditional couple from isolated Cree village of Rupert’s House (Waskaganish) on the east coast of James Bay. Tim’s talent for art was quickly recognized and encouraged by his teachers and by his father Harry, a well-know artist-craftsman […]