Editorials

    • Change and continuity

      Every year the Nation enters stories we have published over the previous year in the …

    Under The Northern Sky

    • Talking to geese

      In Kirkland Lake this past month, I had the opportunity to appreciate Niska (Canada goose) again. A couple of parent …

    Rez Notes

    • My throne speech

      It’s that time of the decade again: the election for head honcho of the Crees …

IN THE ISSUE

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    Crees take advantage of opportunities at Stornoway’s Renard mine

    June 22, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Growing up with the Troilus gold and copper mine on his family trapline, it’s only natural that Solomon Awashish of Mistissini gravitated towards a career in the mining industry. “All my uncles and aunts worked at the mine site,” Awashish said. “When I was 16 I dropped out of high school and worked in house cleaning until..

  • Caribou herd avoids zoo, Cree focus now on own dwindling numbers

    Caribou herd avoids zoo, Cree focus now on own dwindling numbers

    June 22, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Quebec’s unilateral decision to relocate a caribou herd from the Val-d’Or region to the Zoo sauvage de St-Félicien has been reversed. Faced with a public outcry, the zoo decided to drop its request to the provincial government to move the entire herd into captivity. Following the original April 20 decision by Quebec’s Forests,..

  • AFN signs memorandum of understanding with Trudeau government

    AFN signs memorandum of understanding with Trudeau government

    June 22, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Prime Minister Trudeau signed a memorandum of understanding that sets out an ongoing engagement to ensure progress on issues facing the Indigenous peoples of Canada. More specifically, it calls for three annual meetings to be held between Canada and the AFN Executive Committee,..

  • The Nation receives multiple honours at newspaper awards gala

    The Nation receives multiple honours at newspaper awards gala

    June 22, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    The Nation took home a total of 10 awards – plus an honourable mention – at the Quebec Community Newspaper Association’s awards gala in Sainte-Adele June 2. The awards haul included three first-place finishes, three runners-up and four third-place prizes. Among the winners was rookie photographer Trish Chiasson, who took home..

UPDATES

Goose Call Contest winners

Goose Call Contest winners

April 28, 2017 at 4:27 pm

The Nation would like to congratulate the winners of our annual Goose Call contest: Sophia Cheezo from Eastmain, Howard MacDonald..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Mariame wins best pop album at Indigenous Music Awards

Mariame wins best pop album at Indigenous Music Awards

June 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm

The Indigenous music industry in Canada has upped the ante and decided to add a more professional sheen to its annual awards show. Previously..

CULTURE & TRADITION

Healthy ammunition

Healthy ammunition

March 16, 2017 at 6:38 pm

While it’s no secret that fresh hunted meat is about the healthiest thing Crees can eat, lead shot can cause some rather serious..

SPORTS

Cree fighter Michael Petawabano hopes to inspire youth with victories in the ring

Cree fighter Michael Petawabano hopes to inspire youth with victories in the ring

June 22, 2017 at 7:05 pm

Michael Petawabano took a major step toward achieving his boxing dream last May when he entered the ring for the first time at..