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.
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.
First Nation Website: www.nemaska.ca