Traditional Survival Tools Making Course

traditional-tools-newsOctober 19, 2015 – We the Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association (CNACA) will be hosting a Regional Traditional Survival Tools Making Course to be held at the Aanischaaukamikw (Cree Cultural Institute).  The training has been postponed to November 9, 2015 and completed on November 20, 2015 with a total duration of ten (10) working days.  It will start at 9:00AM each day and end at 5:00PM with a total of seven (7) hours per day.

Fifteen (15) Cree participants from Eeyou Istchee will be selected to participate in this unique opportunity to learn the Cree traditional way of making Survival Tools.   Space is limited and youth will be given a priority!  Applications are available or submit a letter/resume to apply to the email provided below.  Deadline is on November 2, 2015 at 1:00PM.

The objective of the training is to pass knowledge from one generation to another, to share know-how, to increase quality and productivity, to raise the interest of youngsters in arts and crafts and to perpetuate Cree culture, traditions and values.   Training is aimed at newcomers as well as experienced artists and artisans and is offered by masters in their respective discipline.

The Elder & Youth Project:  Honouring our elders – Regional Traditional Survival Tools Making is made possible with the help and financial support from our partners: Niskamoon and Cree Nation Youth Council (FRIJ).

For more information please contact;  Darryl S. Hester, Special Projects/Events Coordinator
Office:1-418-745-2444 (ext. 3222)
Cell:  1-418-770-4967

To request for an application, please visit or contact Aanischaaukamikw (Cree Cultural Institute) front desk at

10th Annual General Assembly

cnaca-logo-for-newsOctober 7, 2015 – The Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association (CNACA) announces its 10th Annual General Assembly to be held on November 24, 25, 2015 at the Kanio Kashee Lodge Conference Room in Waskaganish, QC.

It is with honour, respect and gratitude that we extend an invitation to all members of the association as well as the general public to join us as we present the activities of CNACA.
Our theme: Eeyou-Eenou Arts & Crafts Industry: New Beginnings, New Partnerships

If you are interested in participating, please contact your local CNACA representative.

Ouje-Bougoumou Gaston Cooper
Mistissini Peter Shecpaio (418) 999-2293
Waswanipi Diane J. Cooper (819) 753-2111
Nemaska Deborah Wapachee (819) 865-7656
Waskaganish Jimmy Tim Whiskeychan (819) 895-8163
Eastmain Kenneth Gilpin (819) 856-3174
Wemindji Edward Georgekish (819) 978-7718
Chisasibi Roger House (819) 855-2473
Whapmaagoostui Natazia Mukash (819) 929-3088
Washaw Sibi Gloria Polson (819) 442-1932

On behalf of the members and Board of Directors of CNACA, we look forward in meeting you at the Annual General Assembly.

For more information please contact:   Darryl S. Hester, Special Projects/Events Coordinator
Telephone:1-888-745-2444 Ext. 3222  Email: