Archive for April, 2013

CSB’s new location in Montreal

The Cree School Board officially opened its head office for Post Secondary Student Services at a new location at 1440 St. Catherine St. in Montreal. The grand opening took place March 28 with numerous students and friends present for the […]

Branding Eeyou Istchee

Eeyou Istchee Tourism, Tourisme Baie-James and the Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association unveiled a new brand image for the region. Launched at the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Centre April 8, the new marketing campaign is placing the spotlight on Cree heritage […]

“Midnight Shine” lights up the coast

Attawapiskat resident Adrian Sutherland, an old friend of mine, and his fellow members of the band Midnight Shine recently launched a new First Nation music production. James Bay musicians have produced a lot of great music over the past few […]

Nishiyuu’s epic journey: Kitigan Zibi

Nishiyuu’s epic journey: Kitigan Zibi

  photo by Ernest Webb VIEW IMAGE GALLERY I joined the Journey of Nishiyuu in Kitigan Zibi, the Algonquin community near to Maniwaki, Quebec, on March 21. I made my way to the community centre, where most of the walkers […]

Winning words

Winning words

  “My true goal is to be a pilot,” shared Sec. 1 student Michael Mark at the 25th Annual Public Speaking contest held in Wemindji on April 4. “When you get back on the ground you can still feel the […]

Budding scientists

Budding scientists

Science fair attracts talented young Aboriginals Johnny Yuliusie and Judith Naluiyuk from Salluit made traditionnal inuit soap photo by: Isabelle Dubois What can I do to avoid bacterial growth in my poutine? What do smokers’ lungs look like? How can […]

State of the arts

Crees share and discuss artistic endeavours at the CNACA festival   While there are artists and artisans throughout the Cree nation who embody the culture, spirituality and uniqueness of the Cree arts scene, looking at them in terms of social […]

Crees welcome moratorium

The Quebec government puts the brakes on uranium development   Is Quebec ready to take on the risks of uranium mining? That is what the provincial environmental review board (BAPE) is trying to find out. Quebec Environment Minister Yves-François Blanchet […]

The half-life of the uranium battle

Moratorium far from the final word on the Matoush project, says Strateco While many Crees and environmental activists throughout Quebec may be celebrating the Quebec government’s decision to impose a moratorium on uranium development pending a provincial study, Strateco Resources […]

A Grand Elder’s sacrifice

A Grand Elder’s sacrifice

Raymond Robinson holds a hunger strike for nation-to-nation talks     Manitoba Cree Grand Elder Raymond Robinson ended a five-day hunger strike April 9, but not before visiting Concordia University to explain the message behind his fast. He introduced himself […]