Chief and Council 

Mission Statement

Waswanipi-River-in-the-even Allan L. Cooper 2009Since 1974, the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi Chief and Council have been responsible for overseeing the development of the community and provide ongoing support to its community members through various types of service delivery.

With a population of 1400 members, we are a community that is thriving and developing at a rapid pace. Our community is the Cree community that is located the most south of the Cree Nation.


The Cree First Nation of Waswanipi is a sustainable and prosperous Nation within the global environment; it remains strong and healthy by preserving our Cree way of life.


We are a self governing people. Our identity is reflected in a distinct system of Government, laws, philosophy, language, culture, heritage and customs. We are a proud Nation with strong values, traditions and beliefs.

We are the caretakers and the guardians of Waswanipi Cree Lands. We work together to provide a prosperous future for generations to come. We respectfully pass on our knowledge and expertise.

We are good citizens. We support and respect each other.

We protect and promote our culture through the wisdom and teaching of our Elders.

We provide an economical, beneficial, and sustainable environment and society.

We work as a team to build a friendly, beautiful and safe community.