The Chisasibi Community-Based Research Centre
CERRI was established by the Cree Nation of Chisasibi following the recommendation of the Migratory Bird Habitat Task Force:
‘’Establishment of a community-based research center. The center would organize and oversee large-scale research… It could also serve as a place where TEK [Traditional Ecological Knowledge] can be stored and accessed.’’ MBHTF Chisasibi, Eelgrass, and Waterfowl: A review of Cree traditional knowledge and scientific knowledge (March 2016)
CERRI is a community-led and community-driven organisation in the Cree Nation of Chisasibi. Through community consultations, community members are thoroughly engaged in identifying key issues, envisioning ideas and building solutions, shaping and planning projects, and implementing projects to produce the deliverables.
CERRI conducts various research projects in connection with Cree Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Environmental Science (i.e. Marine biology and Botany), and Social Sciences such as Anthropology and Archaeology.