Mistissini is the largest Cree community of the James Bay Crees of Quebec, Canada. Situated at the south-east end of Mistassini Lake, Mistissini is also in the center of the largest wildlife reserve as well as the largest freshwater lake in Quebec.
Culture and history : The Crees of Mistissini have resided in the Mistassini Lake area since time immemorial. In the early 1800’s, the community of Mistissini’s actual location was just a summer encampment due to the establishment of the Hudson Bay Company fur trading post on sight. The North West Company and other fur traders were also in the vicinity and can be considered contenders in the fur trade with the Hudson Bay Company