• Love and Respect – A personal appreciation for mothers

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    Being a mother is both tiring and rewarding. Tiring because all the things you have to do for your children, even if they’re old enough to do it themselves. You feel like you want to do it for them, not […]

    Love and Respect – A personal appreciation for mothers
  • 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

  • Back in town: CREE hockey tournament returns to Val-d’Or

    Back in town: CREE hockey tournament returns to Val-d’Or

    April 29, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Cree hockey returned to Val-d’Or April 7-10 as over 1,700 young players and their families descended on the city for the 24th annual Cree Minor Hockey Tournament, presented by Cree Regional Events and Entertainment. The event marked the first major Cree sporting event to take place in Val-d’Or since the 2015 Cree Senior Hockey..

  • Attawapiskat crisis draws national attention to Cree community

    Attawapiskat crisis draws national attention to Cree community

    April 29, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Suicide and attempted suicides have long plagued First Nations communities, where suicide rates can be two to 12 times higher than the Canadian average. A recent wave of suicide attempts in the Cree community of Attawapiskat – more than 100 in the last seven months in a community of just 2,000 – has once more brought the issue..

  • the Dumont-Michel family

    Lessons from Lac-Simon: Slaying of Sandy Michel by local police triggers search for answers

    April 29, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Debates and arguments continue to swirl around the Anishnabe Nation of Lac-Simon over what actually happened earlier this month when local police killed a community member – and how to avoid more incidents that have been all too common in the village of 900. Sandy Tarzan Michel, 25, was struck down by a police vehicle and shot..

  • Preparing for the worst – Val d’Or airport tests first responders

    Preparing for the worst – Val d’Or airport tests first responders

    April 29, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Val-d’Or is one of the last places one might expect a terrorist attack. So imagine the initial panic when a local 911 operator answered a frantic call April 9 about a bomb on an Air Creebec aircraft. The caller quickly explained that the warning was part of a training simulation, but the adrenaline must have already been flowing...

UPDATES

Mending economic relations – Val-d’Or reaches out to Native communities

Mending economic relations – Val-d’Or reaches out to Native communities

April 29, 2016 at 8:58 pm

The Val-d’Or Chamber of Commerce wants to mend the relationship with Aboriginal people, and recently issued a four-year action..

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.

    Issue 23-11 coming out tomorrow! #creenation #eeyouistchee
    - Thursday Mar 31 - 5:56pm

    New issue out tomorrow! Feature on the @RWBallet, the revival of traditional Inuit tattoos, review of Montreal's Boat Show and more!
    - Thursday Feb 18 - 10:39pm