Cree place names

The dense network of Cree place names in Iiyiyuuschii illustrates the spiritual, historical and practical nature of the Crees' relationship with the land, water and living resources in their homeland. Not surprisingly then, practices associated with the naming of places are as ancient as Cree culture itself. And they continue to play a dynamic role today for, in response to changes in patterns of land use, new names are created and older ones lost.