Editorials

    Under The Northern Sky

    • Family ties and a new arrival

      Summer is great for meeting up with family. I have had several opportunities to see my siblings and their children …

    Rez Notes

    • The fish and the man

      The fast, swirling stream glittered in the sun. The sky, free of everything but blue. …

IN THE ISSUE

  • Mamoweedow Memories

    Mamoweedow Memories

    August 17, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    — Photos & Story by Katie Webb — Being at Mamoweedow is like looking through a window to the past. No running water, no electricity, a way of living before any modern convenience. Every summer in July, much of Chisasibi returns to Fort George Island for the annual Mamoweedow festival. It’s a week full of laughter,..

  • Hudson Bay Company’s first trading post is where the Cree said it was

    Hudson Bay Company’s first trading post is where the Cree said it was

    August 17, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    This summer’s Archaeology Month demonstrated the power of First Nations storytelling and oral tradition as Waskaganish encouraged people to visit their region and the partially excavated remains of the Fort Charles archaeological site, home to the Hudson Bay Company’s first trading post. The archaeological survey started in..

  • Heavy Montreal returns after a year-long hiatus

    Heavy Montreal returns after a year-long hiatus

    August 17, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    (Tim Snow / EVENKO ) After last year’s absence, Heavy Montreal renewed its high-decibel attack July 28 and 29 at Parc Jean-Drapeau with a line-up featuring Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and Limp Bizkit. The vibe over the weekend was a hot soup of aggression mixed with some tasty morsels of a sweet lust for life. “It brings people..

  • A good education is important today

    A good education is important today

    August 17, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    — by Clarence Tomatuk — Long ago I went to school – not at Old Factory in James Bay, nor in Wemindji – but somewhere far away. My family lived at Old Factory on an island on James Bay before 1959. There were many Cree families that lived there. We did not have a school – people were living of the land by fishing..

UPDATES

More damning testimony to Viens Commission about racist incidents at Val-d’Or hospital

More damning testimony to Viens Commission about racist incidents at Val-d’Or hospital

July 21, 2018 at 6:44 am

Natasia Mukash’s testimony to the Viens Comission in 2017 of a traumatic experience at the hands of Val-d’Or nurses and doctors..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Q052 raps about rez realities on his debut album

Q052 raps about rez realities on his debut album

August 17, 2018 at 7:26 pm

Music has long been a powerful force championed by movements seeking social change, ranging from subtle messages of empowerment..

CULTURE & TRADITION

Sweltering heat couldn’t stop Kahnawake’s 2018 Powwow

Sweltering heat couldn’t stop Kahnawake’s 2018 Powwow

August 3, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Despite the scorching heat and dry conditions, throngs of people flocked to Kahnawake over the July 14-15 weekend for the 28th..

SPORTS

Nathaniel Bosum, July 9, 1989 – July 1, 2018

Nathaniel Bosum, July 9, 1989 – July 1, 2018

July 22, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Almost 29 years ago Abel and Sophie Bosum welcomed Nathaniel Bosum into their lives. From the start Nathaniel was a happy child..