“What is happening on the river really affects me. I feel like a person who is sad about losing something they had so much passion for in their lives. It’s like losing a loved one.”
- Harry Moses
Home to the people for more than 5,000 years, part of the Eastmain River in northern Quebec was flooded,in 2005, to produce Quebec’s most valuable commodity: electricity.
Prior to the flooding of the river, Cree youth and archaeologists worked with the elders to document how generations of Crees lived in this region. The elders were members of the families whose hunting lands were flooded.