Under The Northern Sky

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    • A happy future

      It was the end of the 1980s when he arrived in Chisasibi. The wizened and …

IN THE ISSUE

  • Eeyou Istchee will tolerate cannabis when Canada legalizes it

    Eeyou Istchee will tolerate cannabis when Canada legalizes it

    October 14, 2018 at 10:26 am

    In the past 12 months, according to the Cree Health Board, more than one in four Crees have used cannabis – including more than half of Cree high school students. One in six Cree high schoolers used cannabis daily. Like alcohol in eight of the nine Cree communities, cannabis is federally outlawed, but it’s not difficult to obtain. If..

  • Biggest natural disaster since 1998 ice storm hits Ottawa

    Biggest natural disaster since 1998 ice storm hits Ottawa

    October 14, 2018 at 10:24 am

    The Cree School Board’s post-secondary department (CSBPS) is implementing new safety protocols and procedures to better prepare their students after the six tornadoes that ravaged the Ottawa-Gatineau region last month. Environment Canada reported three tornadoes, most likely EF-1 tornadoes with wind speeds between 135-175 kms per..

  • Volunteers walk Montreal streets to protect the city’s most vulnerable

    Volunteers walk Montreal streets to protect the city’s most vulnerable

    October 14, 2018 at 10:21 am

    The Wolf Pack Patrol is a volunteer-run organization started by Al Harrington, a former outreach worker for the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal, just over six months ago in response to a lack of support for the vulnerable Indigenous men and women of Montreal. Harrington and several volunteers gather three days a week at around..

  • Royal Mint releases $30 coin celebrating the fancy dance

    Royal Mint releases $30 coin celebrating the fancy dance

    October 14, 2018 at 10:18 am

    The Royal Canadian Mint partnered up with McGill University’s First Peoples’ House (FPH) September 21 to present their new limited edition silver $30 coin depicting a fancy dancer in full regalia. The Mint used the opportunity of the FPH’s 17th annual powwow, which took place in a tent on the main field of the university’s..

UPDATES

Literacy summer camp becoming part of the community fabric

Literacy summer camp becoming part of the community fabric

October 14, 2018 at 10:16 am

It has been six years since Frontier College began running summer literacy camps for elementary school students in Eeyou Istchee..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

New Cree chamber opera Chaakapesh: The Trickster’s Quest Comes to the North

New Cree chamber opera Chaakapesh: The Trickster’s Quest Comes to the North

September 13, 2018 at 8:36 pm

The tundra will be alive with the sound of music this month as the world-renowned Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) brings..

CULTURE & TRADITION

A spiritual nightmare

A spiritual nightmare

October 14, 2018 at 10:15 am

It was a dark and stormy night in Val-d’Or when we finally rolled out, destination Waskaganish. It had taken us more than eight..

SPORTS

Vincent MacDonald’s football journey from the James Bay Eagles to the McGill Redmen

Vincent MacDonald’s football journey from the James Bay Eagles to the McGill Redmen

September 29, 2018 at 8:49 am

It was a hot and sunny afternoon September 15 at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal when the McGill Redmen and Concordia..