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Eeyou Istchee: The Third Edition

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The first edition of Eeyou Istchee (2,000 copies) sold out!

The second edition of the book (1,000 copies) also sold out!

But the book was reprinted  in late November of 2017 and is again  available for sale.

Eeyou Istchee: Land of the Cree/Terre des Cris

Louise Abbott and Niels Jensen

Published by the Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association

Hard cover, sewn binding, 252 pages, over 200 photographs

View a short video on YouTube about the book.

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"The book is a startling 200-photo essay.... Featuring interviews and conversations with the Cree of Eeyou Istchee in English, French and Cree, the book is ideal to teach young Crees about their culture and inspire discussions about Cree ancestry between young and old." The Nation, December 3, 2010


"L'imposant ouvrage -- 252 pages, plus de 200 photos -- est une mine d'informations sur la chasse, la pêche et la trappe, mais aussi la préparation et la cuisson de la banique, la préparation de la viande et du poisson, le travail des peaux, la fabrication de paniers d'écorce et de raquettes. Les non-autochtones sont invités à  suivre les rassemblements saisonniers: la chasse à  l'orignal, la marche hivernal, la chasse à  la Bernache, les festivités estivales. Et aussi la céremonie des premiers pas." La Presse, Montreal, 3 décembre 2010

"From the very beginning, Eeyou Istchee takes readers on an adventure into the land of the Cree. With over 200 striking photographs, the book offers reader hours of pleasure and delight. Whether you read Eeyou Istchee from cover to cover or simply open it at random, both the black and white archival pictures and the colorful modern photographs offer a glimpse of the Cree way of life : the caribou hunt, fishing, winter walks, children's activities, flora and fauna, and portraits of the elders. Some of the landscapes, taken by award-winning photographers Abbott and Jensen, look like actual paintings. The trilingual text - written in English, French, and Cree - adds to the book's charm." Montreal Review of Books, Montreal, Spring 2011

"Eeyou Istchee: Land of the Cree ... is a remarkable photographic journey into the territory of the Cree of northern Quebec. There are stunning views in this book, and the authors have done an excellent job selecting, researching and presenting the material." Matthew Farfan, The (Sherbrooke) Record, December 9, 2010

"I have read your section on the history [of the Eeyouch] and wanted to congratulate you for so ably encapsulating the main events, with Cree insights and in a very appealing style. Cannot wait to get to the rest and enjoy the beautiful photographs." Toby Morantz, Co-author of Partners in Fur: A History of the Fur Trade in Eastern James Bay and author of The White Man's Gonna Getcha: The Colonial Challenge to the Crees in Quebec.