Archive for March, 2011

Better than the Oscars!

According to Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, this year’s awards show went off so well that it may have put some well-known American awards programs to shame. When asked if she thought it might […]

Speaking out for the voiceless

“You don’t see it the way we have walked it,” said Bernie Williams, cofounder of Walk4Justice, a British Columbia-based organization that is devoted to raising awareness concerning Canada’s 582+ missing and murdered Aboriginal women. Williams, whose mother, two sisters and […]

One step closer

While the Washaw Sibi Cree still remain displaced living amongst the Algonquins in the community of Pikogan, the Council Board of the Grand Council of the Crees/ Cree Regional Authority has finally set up a corporate entity that will manage […]

Mid-March crisis

One of the many things that I think of, just for the sake of thinking of it, is – Is it normal to have so many catastrophes year after year? Is it just because we hear about it instantly, or […]

Who will call the shots?

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for the Cree to dissolve the economic bonds which have connected them with one another, and to combine them, creating an economic engine, the separate and equal station to which […]

Raging in the age of light and darkness

I’m currently reading a great novel by Henry Porter about the temptations of totalitarianism in the birthplace of constitutional limits on state power. Porter’s book The Dying Light recounts an all-too-credible attempt by the British government to use a fake […]

Nature, Trade and Industry Show to be held in Rouyn-Noranda

In collaboration with the First Nations Quebec Business Network, the Nature, Trade and Industry Show will be held in Rouyn-Noranda at Le Noranda Gouverneur Hotel March 23-24. The show will serve as an opportunity for First Nations entrepreneurs and those […]

Donations needed for fire victim

On February 28, Kathia Rock lost her home and all of her belongings due to a fire. In response to this, Wapikoni Mobile, the Native film-training project, is asking the public for donations to help Rock in her time of […]

CREECO to shave heads for cancer fundraiser

CREECO Chairman Jack R. Blacksmith and Communication Officer Jonathan Girard-Saganash will shave off their treasured manes to raise dollars for the Leucan Foundation for research into children’s cancers. Both Blacksmith and Girard-Saganash have agreed to shave their heads provided that […]

Man charged with assault in Mistissini after standoff

According to Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Hélène Nepton, 29-year-old Benjamin Gunner was formally charged at the Amos courthouse on February 23 with two charges of assault and one charge of uttering threats to kill or poison an animal or bird. […]