Nemaska (also referred to as Nemiscau) - where the fish abound - is the
smallest Cree community of the region. It lies 10 km north off the
North Road (Km 300) on the western shores of Champion lake. The James Bay
Road is 117 km away to the west.
It has a population of about 300. Gasoline,
diesel, restaurant, supplies (store) and lodging are available here. (819)
In 1970, the closing of the last HBC trading post led to the dispersal of its
population towards neighbouring communities. Seven years later, the former
residents re-established the community. Today, Nemaska is a modern village,
accessible by the North Road, and an important administrative centre housing,
among others, the offices of the Grand Council of the Eeyou Astchee Crees and
the Regional Cree Administration.
Nemaska First Nation Website: www.nemaska.ca