Editorials

    • Choices

      When I was young, whenever an election was held for chief of the community, candidates …

    Under The Northern Sky

    Rez Notes

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      My daughter rushes around to get ready for her second year of college. Getting around …

IN THE ISSUE

  • 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 a Cree-language chamber opera to the north. From September 9-19, maestro Kent Nagano and the OSM’s musicians will trace a path from Nunavik through Quebec’s interior toward the Lower North Shore,..

  • Flora Weistchee’s beaded artwork is dedicated to all Indigenous women

    Flora Weistchee’s beaded artwork is dedicated to all Indigenous women

    September 13, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    “It came to me in a dream in 2015,” said recent Facebook phenom Flora Weistchee, artisan and designer of a beading project called My Grandmother’s Garden. In her dream Flora was at her kitchen table with a full caribou hide spread out in front of her and her late grandmother, Helen Weistchee, sat across from her. Her grandmother..

  • Cree community develops state-of-the-art waste management system

    Cree community develops state-of-the-art waste management system

    September 13, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    As stewards of the land, the Cree Nation of Mistissini is walking the talk when it comes to recycling and waste management. According to Mistissini Public Services Manager Jonathan MacLeod, the idea for the community’s Eco-centre was put into place under the premise of best practices for the protection of the land and environment. Initially,..

  • Waswanipi hosts the Nishiiyuu Council of Elders cultural gathering

    Waswanipi hosts the Nishiiyuu Council of Elders cultural gathering

    September 13, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    As part of its ongoing mission to preserve Cree culture and traditional practices, the Nishiiyuu Council of Elders held its eighth annual cultural celebration August 20-23 in Waswanipi. This year’s gathering was a collaboration between the Nishiiyuu Council, the Cree Nation Youth Council, the Cree Women of Eeyou Istchee Association..

UPDATES

Provincial candidates offer their vision for Ungava after the October 1 election

Provincial candidates offer their vision for Ungava after the October 1 election

September 13, 2018 at 8:46 pm

The Nation interviewed provincial election candidates in the Ungava riding to discuss their platforms regarding for the varied..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The Nation was well represented at Osheaga

The Nation was well represented at Osheaga

August 31, 2018 at 4:48 pm

by Dan Isaac and Matt Dessner In its 13th iteration, the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, the crown jewel of Canadian music festivals,..

CULTURE & TRADITION

Cree Trappers’ Association celebrates 40 years of Cree culture

Cree Trappers’ Association celebrates 40 years of Cree culture

September 13, 2018 at 8:42 pm

The Cree Trappers’ Association celebrated its 40th anniversary at its general assembly in Mistissini by honouring past leaders..

SPORTS

Justin MacLeod and Noah Neeposh take home hockey gold in Italy

Justin MacLeod and Noah Neeposh take home hockey gold in Italy

August 31, 2018 at 4:51 pm

Like most 11-year-olds, Justin MacLeod of Mistissini and Waswanipi’s Noah Neeposh love to play hockey and to play video games..