Editorials

    • Electoral reform

      This year’s elections for Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief was handled differently than in …

    Under The Northern Sky

    • The ride home

      I rode back from a great meal at the old Pierini homestead cottage on my motorcycle the other night. I …

    Rez Notes

    • Road trip for dummies

      Among the biggest awareness-raising changes in our lives has been access to the rest of …

IN THE ISSUE

  • A personal tribute to Dr. Matthew Coon Come

    A personal tribute to Dr. Matthew Coon Come

    August 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    It is a most humbling experience to have been chosen by the people of Eeyou/Eenou Istchee to serve you as your next Grand Chief. It is also profoundly humbling to realize that I will be following in the footsteps of the truly great leaders of the Cree Nation who have guided us, fought on our behalf, and given of themselves for over..

  • BoC and CreeCo host second annual AGA in Wemindji

    BoC and CreeCo host second annual AGA in Wemindji

    August 4, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    The Board of Compensation (BoC) and CreeCo held their second annual general assembly July 12-13 in Wemindji. Those in attendance heard detailed reports on the various enterprises under the CreeCo portfolio and positive news regarding the BoC. “At the Board of Compensation, we are happy to report that the stock market portfolio..

  • After high-profile resignations, families try to keep hope in MMIWG Inquiry

    After high-profile resignations, families try to keep hope in MMIWG Inquiry

    August 4, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    When the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) was announced by the Trudeau government last August and launched a month later, there was a genuine sense of hope. Some families had been waiting decades for answers to the epidemic of violence and murder – and mystery. But a year into the inquiry’s..

  • Cree Governance Agreement signing held in Ottawa

    Cree Governance Agreement signing held in Ottawa

    August 4, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Cree dignitaries and federal government officials gathered on the steps of Parliament Hill to sign the Cree Nation Governance Agreement July 18, capping off a nine-year negotiation process that began in 2008. The ceremony came after both the Governance Agreement and the Cree Constitution were formally approved by each of the Cree..

UPDATES

Cree health services make ‘major’ leap with new technology

Cree health services make ‘major’ leap with new technology

August 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm

The new healthcare services available to Cree patients through high-speed internet is not only saving the system money but bringing..

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

Whapmagoostui launches ‘Helping Homes’ to address housing crisis

Whapmagoostui launches ‘Helping Homes’ to address housing crisis

August 4, 2017 at 3:32 pm

In response to Whapmagoostui’s severe housing shortage, Chief Louisa Wynne has turned to North Bay, Ontario-based SuperSHELL..

SPORTS

Old-school skills at Big Rock Fishing Derby

Old-school skills at Big Rock Fishing Derby

August 4, 2017 at 3:12 pm

This year’s Big Rock Fishing Derby, held on Lake Mistissini July 14-16, posed a challenging twist to contestants. For the first..