Waskaganish is a Cree community located on the shores of James Bay, in Northern Quebec. This small, vibrant community has over 2 thousand people and it's part of "Eeyou Istchee"--the traditional territory for all who live near its mouth encompassing what was once called 'The Land Of The People'.
The people of Waskaganish have been celebrating their 350-year anniversary since 2018. Located at the former Fort Rupert, this village was first established as a trading post for Hudson Bay Company employees in 1670s. It is home not only to one significant event during Canadian history but two! The community also lies on what used to be called "The Great Fish River" which became famous after Sir William Johnson founded Detroit following his arrival from Quebec City with orders from King George III requesting assistance against American seizing territory north
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