The Taykwa Tagamou Nation is actually one of seven First Nations in the Hudson Bay/James Bay areas of Canada. These other nations include the Attawapiskat First Nation, the Kashechewan First Nation, Chapleau Cree First Nation, Fort Albany First Nation, Moose Cree First Nation, and the Missanabie Cree First Nation. All nations are represented by the Mushkegowuk Council, which began in the late 1970s. The goal of the council is to ensure that the First Nations work together to assure that everyone in the community have their needs met.
This was not always the case.
Prior to Europeans arriving, the Cree lived in small bands throughout Canada. They lived a simple life that required them to hunt, gather nuts, and search for fruit. After the Europeans arrived, the Cree began trading furs for goods such as horses and clothing.