Under The Northern Sky

    • In another time and place

      As I get older, I start to understand what my parents felt with the passage of time. As a teenager, …

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IN THE ISSUE

  • W Dusk brings Indigenous approach to sustainable energy solutions

    W Dusk brings Indigenous approach to sustainable energy solutions

    September 15, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    The name of Indigenous energy group W Dusk was born from an abbreviation of David Isaac’s traditional M’ikmaq name, which means “northern lights”. It was given to him by his grandfather, also named David Isaac. The company develops Indigenous community-owned and -operated energy projects that endeavour to work in harmony..

  • Trudeau announces Indigenous Affairs shake-up to mixed reviews

    Trudeau announces Indigenous Affairs shake-up to mixed reviews

    September 15, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    In an unexpected move, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced August 28 that Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is being divided into two sections by self-governing and non-self-governing First Nations communities, effectively replacing the current model. Former health minister Jane Philpot will head the non-self-governing..

  • An ancient treatment for a modern disease

    An ancient treatment for a modern disease

    September 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      Elder Minnie Awashish never imagined that she would have a key medication compound for diabetes treatment named for her. After nearly 15 years of working with scientists from universities in southern Quebec and Ontario, the Mistissini Elder was surprised to learn that scientists had named a chemical compound, Awashishinic..

  • Panel discussion on ÒA Decade in Review: Achieving the Rights of Indigenous PeoplesÓ (on the occasion of the International Day of the WorldÕs Indigenous Peoples and the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP))

    UN committee sees little progress despite new government

    September 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Canada last faced the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in 2012, when Stephen Harper’s Conservatives were in power. Now, with Justin Trudeau as prime minister of a Liberal government, Canadian policies were once again under the spotlight at the UN committee August 14 and 15 during hearings in Geneva,..

UPDATES

The Brain Machine

The Brain Machine

August 31, 2017 at 9:38 pm

Growing up, I have always thought about useful inventions that could change the world. One invention I recall was a machine..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

MONTREAL, QUE.: August 6, 2017-- Flatbush Zombies perform during Osheaga at Parc Jean Drapeau on Sunday August 6, 2017.  (Tim Snow / EVENKO MANDATORY CREDIT)

Storming Osheaga

August 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm

Despite inclement weather, some high-profile cancelations (Solange, De La Soul and Lil’ Uzi Vert) and a change of venue, Osheaga..

CULTURE & TRADITION

The annual Nishiiyuu Council of Elders Gathering brings cultural support to communities

The annual Nishiiyuu Council of Elders Gathering brings cultural support to communities

September 15, 2017 at 4:55 pm

“Sometimes I forget who I am,” said Douglas Ottereyes after the annual Nishiiyuu Council of Elders Gathering held in Eastmain..

SPORTS

Beyond the win

Beyond the win

August 30, 2017 at 8:58 pm

One young Cree athlete’s participation at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) last July represented a milestone that..