Eeyou Online Poetry & Song Writing competition

Ouje-Bougoumou, June 28, 2019– The Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association in collaboration with Counseil des arts de Montreal and Cree Nation Youth Council are pleased to announce the Eeyou Online Poetry & song writing  competition. Open to all JBNQA beneficiaries, submissions are now open until October 30th, 2019. All submissions must be recorded and submitted via “we transfer” to Communications & Marketing Officer Roxanne Mianscum at To register and become a member, please visit our website at

Criteria for the competition is as is; for ages 18+, participants must have at least 3 stanza’s with three lines (only one refrain). Posted Online on CNACA Facebook page for judging and special language prize determined by coastal and inland language ambassadors. For ages 10-17, participants must have two stanza’s with three lines. Sung or reading.

General guidelines for submissions for all ages:

One submission only
Must be in Cree
Must be new work, never been professionally recorded
Open to all JBNQA beneficiaries

Song writing & Poetry writing/song writing:                      Youth prizes (Ages 10-17)

1st: $1000                                                                                      1st: $300
2nd: $750                                                                                      2nd: $250
3rd: $500                                                                                       3rd: $200
Honorable mention: $250                                                        Honorable mention: $150
Special language prize: $250                                                   Special language prize: $150

For more information, please contact the following:

Roxanne Mianscum
Communications & Marketing Officer
Work: 418-745-2444 ext. 3693

13th Annual General Assembly for Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association – Chisasibi


OUJÉ-BOUGOUMOU, QC June 20, 2019– The Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association (CNACA) announces its 13th Annual General Meeting to be held on August 14-15, 2019 at the Mitchuap Auditorium in Chisasibi, QC. This year’s theme is “Cree arts for our future generations”

The Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association Annual General Meeting will have its general elections of the new Board of Directors and review of General by-laws and annual reports. It is with honor, 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 the association.

What: 13th Annual General Assembly for Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association
When: August 14-15, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Mitchuap Auditorium, Chisasibi, QC

For the past few years, the Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association has made progress in providing the services and pro¬grams required by the artistic communities of Eeyou Istchee. The objective of this year’s theme is to promote additional support for our artists and artisans while encouraging the Cree leadership and communities to create a partnership to increase the production of works of art done by our people. Our goal is to provide our Artists & Artisans the opportunity to flourish and continue to create the beautiful works of art in Eeyou Istchee.

A new event was added this year, The Eeyou Istchee Arts & Crafts Marketplace will be the pillar to showcase the arts and crafts. The event will be held at the Mitchuap Auditorium from 7PM-9PM on August 14 & 15th. Artists will be able to sell crafts and network. A section will be reserved for performers and musicians.

If you are interested in participating, please contact your local CNACA representative. On behalf of the members and Board of Directors of CNACA, we look forward to meeting you at the Annual General Meeting.

For more information, please contact the following:

Gaston Cooper, Executive Director
Telephone: 418-745-2444 ext. 333

Roxanne Mianscum,
Communications & Marketing Officer
Telephone: 418-745-2444 ext.3693

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