• Sunshine & Free Time – 2016 Tourism Guide

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    Summer is all about fun in the sun with family and friends. As Goose Break marks the change of seasons and families enjoy their harvest, it’s just about time to start planning this year’s summer activities, vacations and family getaways. […]

    Sunshine & Free Time – 2016 Tourism Guide
  • Waswanipi and Greenpeace launch Broadback petition

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    Waswanipi and Greenpeace are launching an online petition to gather international support against further logging of the Broadback River Valley, the last untouched region in the community’s territory. The two worked together to create the website www.savethebroadback.ca, which hosts a […]

    Waswanipi and Greenpeace launch Broadback petition
  • Are you ready to vote? Federal Election and Voting Information

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    Voters in the Cree Nation may face significant barriers to voting in this federal election. New legislation that was passed by the federal government in 2014 (The Fair Elections Act) will make it more difficult for some First Nation citizens and residents of […]

    Are you ready to vote? Federal Election and Voting Information
  • New OJ Chief Curtis Bosum picks up the torch

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    It’s been a whirlwind year for the newly elected Chief of Oujé-Bougoumou, Curtis Bosum. The victor in the August 26 runoff election against Anthony Hughboy, Bosum started 2015 as a band councillor before resigning to run Oujé-Bougoumou Enterprise as CEO. […]

    New OJ Chief Curtis Bosum picks up the torch
  • Election 2015: Meet the candidates

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    With a federal election just around the corner, The Nation reached out the five major party candidates running in the Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou riding. The riding covers most of Northern Quebec and all nine communities in Eeyou Istchee. Click on the names below […]

    Election 2015: Meet the candidates
  • Youth Grand Chief Joshua Iserhoff removed in vote of non-confidence

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    “Maybe I dreamed too big for them,” said now former Youth Grand Chief Joshua Iserhoff. “I did what I could in three years, but I think we did an excellent job as youth leaders.” Iserhoff was commenting on his removal […]

    Youth Grand Chief Joshua Iserhoff removed in vote of non-confidence
  • The ins and outs of the Cree Nation’s 2015 AGA

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    Oujé-Bougoumou hosted this year’s Grand Council/Cree Nation Government Annual General Assembly in a beautiful setting marred only by the on-and-off rain. More than a few members thought we would be flooded out but thanks to quick thinking, plastic and sand […]

    The ins and outs of the Cree Nation’s 2015 AGA
  • BAPE report rejects uranium development

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    A long-anticipated report from Quebec’s Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) says that authorizing uranium develop- ment in the province would be inap- propriate in the present context. Released July 17, the report follows months of public consultations throughout Cree […]

    BAPE report rejects uranium development
  • Terms reached on Baril-Moses dispute and Broadback protection

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    A nation-to-nation forestry agreement has led the Grand Council of the Crees to shelve a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Quebec government, but not all Crees are satisfied with the terms reached by the two parties. Signed on July 12 in […]

    Terms reached on Baril-Moses dispute and Broadback protection
  • CREECO’s annual golf tournament raises funds for Willie’s Place

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    While periodic rain throughout the day may have made the greens a bit slower, CREECO’s annual golf classic bested its goal in a benefit for Willie’s Place, the day centre for the homeless in Val-d’Or. According to CREECO President Jack […]

    CREECO’s annual golf tournament raises funds for Willie’s Place

IN THE ISSUE

  • Goose Break allows Cree hunters reconnect with the past

    Goose Break allows Cree hunters reconnect with the past

    May 12, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    The long, cold winter months are coming to an end. Communities across the Eeyou Istchee look like ghost towns during this important time we reverently call Goose Break, when our people live off the land traditionally, like we used to. To mark the occasion, the Nation spoke to two of the 10 Cree hunters who are the first from their..

  • Letters of Hope – Eeyou Istchee launches writing campaign for Attawapiskat youth

    Letters of Hope – Eeyou Istchee launches writing campaign for Attawapiskat youth

    May 12, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    An Air Creebec flight scheduled to land in the northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat May 21 won’t just be carrying the usual mix of passengers and freight. Organizers of a Cree letter-writing campaign are working hard to fill it with hope. The initiative was launched April 14 in Waskaganish as Cree leaders, gathered there..

  • Romeo Saganash pushes Liberal government to adopt UN Aboriginal rights standard

    Romeo Saganash pushes Liberal government to adopt UN Aboriginal rights standard

    May 12, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    The fight to get Canada to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has been a long one, one that NDP MP Romeo Saganash has been in since he was a representative of the Grand Council of the Crees. The Conservative government refused to embrace the Declaration after the UN adopted it in 2007. Now, it..

  • The Beat of Tradition

    The Beat of Tradition

    May 12, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    As Indigenous people, we are living in an exciting phase in our history. We are expressing ourselves through art, music and literature in ways never been seen before. With this in mind, I recently decided to build my first hand drum. It began as a wooden hoop, some soaked hide and the will to make something special. The soaking..

UPDATES

Crees demand quality internet at CRTC hearing

Crees demand quality internet at CRTC hearing

May 12, 2016 at 8:28 pm

Quality telecommunications services are essential to the success of Aboriginal communities, according to a brief presented by..

OBITUARIES

An eloquent and dangerous voice – remembering John Trudell

An eloquent and dangerous voice – remembering John Trudell

December 22, 2015 at 6:58 pm

No one can claim that John Trudell led a charmed life. His was an interesting life and he lived it well. How many people have..

    CULTURE

    On the land

    Editor-in-Chief Will Nicholls heads North for moose hunting season.