Entries by mike

Inland baby rattle and moccasin making- March 20-22, 2019

Create an opportunity for the passing of knowledge and tradition in cree, With traditional teachers Alice Shecapio-Blacksmith and teacher Judy Shecapio-Blacksmith, Ouje’s elder Charlie Bosum was the teacher for the baby rattle workshop- he provided materials needed for the rokshop, such as crooked knives for all participants. He also took the time to prepare the […]

Roc your mocs- November 20-22, 2018

The project took place over four days at Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute; Tuesday November 20 – Thursday, November 22, 4-8 pm and Friday 1-5pm.  Project was a collaborative effort between Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute and local Department of Justice and Correctional Services.  Goal for project was to teach the importance of passing a traditional skills, […]

Christmas Arts & Crafts Show- December 2018

Event took place Thursday November 29, 2018 from 2pm-8pm at the Ouje-Bougoumou Council chambers. Event was in collaboration with Justine Mianscum (Benefits Counellor). Two workshops were given by Ouje-Bougoumou CNACA representative Harold Bosum & Nellie Gray In the hour and a half demonstration, Harold showed participants how to make tamarack goose decoys.  Nellie made small […]

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 […]