Welcome to Wemindji

Wemindji is a community located at the mouth of the Maquatua River along the east coast of James Bay. With a population of 1,267 Wemindji is one of nine Cree communities located in northern Quebec. We invite you to browse through our site and discover our truly unique community. Also enjoy our photographs depicting scenes of Wemindji and the surrounding area.

Our Mission and Vision Statements

 Chief Rodney Mark

Wemindji Eeyouch recognize that we are the children of the Creator, and we respect this relationship, and the duties it places upon us to maintain harmonious, happy and healthy relations among ourselves, with other people, and with all living things.



Our Community Profile

Wemindji, from wiimin uchii meaning “red ochre mountain” in Cree. Wemindji, formerly known as Old Factory, is a little island 25 kilometers south from the current location. Wemindji has been relocated since 1958 and now sits at the mouth of the Maquatua River on the east coast of James Bay, in northern Quebec, Canada. The nearest major city is Montreal which is approximately 1400 kilometers south of Wemindji.

Learn more about our community by downloading our Community Profile PDF.
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