The Grand Council of the Crees

Journey Through the Heart of Eeyou Istchee 2009

"Journey of Home, Embracing Life"

Posted: 2009-02-23

The youth of the Cree Nation will be walking by snowshoes departing from Whapmagoostui today, February 23, 2009 en-route to visits in Chisasibi, Wemindji, Eastmain and arrival in Waskaganish. The purpose of the journey is to address the issue of "Suicide".

The following is scheduled visits:

Departure: Whapmagoostui Monday, February 23, 2009
Arrival: Chisasibi Saturday, March 7,2009 182 km / 113.5 miles
Departure: Chisasibi Monday, March 9,2009
Arrival: Wemindji Saturday, March 14,2009 93 km / 58 miles
Departure: Wemindji Monday, March 16,2009
Arrival: Eastmain Saturday, March 21,2009 87 km / 54 miles
Departure: Eastmain Monday, March 23, 2009
Arrival: Waskaganish Saturday, March 28, 2009 84 km / 52 miles
Total Amount: 446 km/ 227.5 Miles

For more information or if yon are interested in joining the journey, please feel free to contact your Local Youth Councilor Youth Department for possible assistance.

For more information, contact Stacy Bear, Youth Grand Chief or Tyrone Moses, Special Projects Coordinator (CNYC) at (819) 895·2223. You may also contact the Administrative Assistants, Mary Jane Moar (CNYC) at the same number above or Edna L. Neeposh, Administratlve Asststant to CNYC/CRA Youth Department at (819) 673-2600, Ext. 327

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

GROUP LEADER: Abraham Ottereyes, Chisasibi
ELDER GUIDES: Matthew Neeposh, Mistissini
Lawrence Neeposh, Nemaska
FEMALE GUIDE: Emily Cowboy, Waskaganish
YOUTH GUIDE: Jamie Moses, Eastmain
WHAMAGOOSTUI: Michelle Louttit
Sabrina George
Ryan Shem
Stanley George Jr.
Priscilla Atchynia Jr.
David Kawapit Jr.
Raymond Kawapit
CHISASIBI: Charlie Nuktie
Josephine Louttit
WEMINDJI: Jessica Swallow
WASKAGANISH: Gabriel Shecapio
Ashley Hester
River Jordan Cowboy
WASWANIPI: Eddy Gull
Jamie Ottereyes
Albert Icebound
Clarence Icebound
MISTISSINI: Rhonda Mattawashish
Beulah Mattawashish
WASHAW SIBI: Ricky Polson
Wayne Diamond