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Niels Jensen is now a Transport Canada-certified drone operator. Here's a photo of the Eastmain River in Eeyou Istchee (northern Quebec) that he shot in the autumn of 2017 for COTA (Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association).


The History of Quebec North of the 55th Parallel

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If you're interested in the history of Quebec north of the 55th parallel from the perspective of an Inuk who has helped to shape that history, you should pick up Zebedee Nungak's latest book, Wrestling with Colonialism on Steroids: Quebec Inuit Fight for Their Homeland (Véhicule Press, 2017).

For Louise Abbott's review in the Montreal Review of Books, please see Wrestling with Colonialism on Steroids.

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Memphremagog: An Illustrated History (volume 2)

A new book by Louise Abbott



The second volume of Abbott's two-volume landscape history of the Memphremagog region was published in the summer of 2017. A new edition of the first volume is also available. The books retail for $80 CAD, $60 US. To order either book for shipping, please contact Hélène Hamel:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Retail outlets stocking the book include:
Studio Georgeville, 20 Copp's Square, Georgeville, QC

819-843-9992 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Brome Lake Books, Knowlton, QC

The Jewett General Store, Vale Perkins, QC

Memphremagog Conservation Inc., Austin, QC

GGC, Magog, QC

Memphremagog Watershed Association/ MAC Center for the Arts, Newport, VT

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Eeyou Istchee

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.

To purchase a copy of Eeyou Istchee, please contact

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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

"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



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