On July 5 and 6, Mistissini hosted the 8th annual Cree Nation Firefighter Challenge.

With a total of 530 points, Waswanipi was the winner of the men’s section of the team competitions. In second, not far behind came Waskaganish with 500 points and Nemaska was third with 445 points.

As for the women’s team competition, Chisasibi took first place scoring 590 points. Mistissini came second with 550 points and third with 480 points was Whapmagoostui.

Also part of the event was the individual competition which was separated in three different parts; Men’s 35 plus, Women’s and Men’s under 35. The winner of men’s 35 plus was Scott Stevens from Waskaganish. Winner of the women’s section was Chisasibi’s Leanne Pepabano. Finally, the winner of the men’s under 35 was John Paul Wapachee from Nemaska. Congratulations to all the winners!

Men’s Winning Team: Waswanipi.

(First person unknown), Leeroy Blacksmith, Ghislain Ottereyes, Wally Cheezo, Richard Blacksmith, Fire Chief; Dan Oblin.

Women’s Winning Team: Chisasibi

Wesley Ann Coonishish, Catherine Wash, Eileen Stewart, Josephine Sam, Lee Ann Pepabano.