What is Cree?

  • (noun): The Algonquian language spoken by the Cree people.
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The Cree are one of the largest groups of First Nations / Native Americans in North America, with 200,000 members living in Canada. The major proportion of Cree in Canada live north and west of Lake Superior, in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories. About 15,000 live in eastern Quebec.

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Sucker Creek Cree First Nation
... Sucker Creek Cree First Nation is a Cree nation located along the shore of Lesser Slave Lake near Enilda, Alberta ...
Missanabie Cree First Nation - Historical Timeline
... as the 1570s, members of the Missanabie Cree had settled in the areas surrounding present day Missinaibi Lake, Dog Lake and Wabatongushi Lake ... testimony and anthropological evidence, the Missanabie Cree had utilized these lands from time immemorial to hunt, fish and trap for food, for ceremonial purposes and to provide for the cultural ... In the 1660s Father Allouez confirmed that the Cree people regularly traveled between Lake Superior and James Bay ...
Clooneenagh Townland
... It is situated on the Cree Road between Cree East and Cree North near the towns of Doonbeg and Cooraclare ... Clonina is in the Cree/Cooraclare parish and in the diocese of Killaloe ... In nearby Cree there is a Catholic church, two pubs (Flynn's and Walsh's), a restaurant (The Purple Grape), Cree National School, two shops and a post office ...
Cree Board Of Health And Social Services Of James Bay - History
... The Cree Health Board was created in 1978 in the wake of the signing of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement between the Quebec Cree and the Government of Quebec in 1975 ... Under the agreement the Crees were entitled to the same health services as other Quebecers and Canadians, but they wanted to run their own health ...
Cree - Other Notable People
... Greyeyes, actor Tomson Highway, playwright, librettist of the first Cree-language opera Tyson Houseman, actor Cody Lightning, actor Wilton Littlechild, lawyer, former Member of Parliament ...

More definitions of "Cree":

  • (noun): A member of an Algonquian people living in central Canada.