The most northernly Cree (first nations) community Whapmagoostui is in Quebec. What does this name mean in English?
#81166. Asked by trevor1968. (May 29 07 11:21 AM)
place of the beluga|
(Whapmagoostui ("place of the beluga" in Cree) is the northernmost Cree village in Quebec, located at the mouth of the Grande Rivière de la Baleine (Great Whale River) on the coast of Hudson Bay in Nunavik, Quebec, Canada. It has a population of 778 people (2001 Canada census). About 500 people, mostly Inuit, live in the neighbouring northern village of Kuujjuarapik. The community is only accessible by air (Kuujjuarapik Airport) and, in late summer, by boat. Whapmagoostui is about 250 kilometres north of the nearest Cree village, Chisasibi.
Although the permanent cohabitation of Inuit and Crees at the mouth of the Grande Rivière de la Baleine only goes back to the year 1950, the two nations were rubbing shoulders in this area for a very long time; Inuit close to the coast and the Crees more in the interior lands.)
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