Thanks to the hard work of our employees and the collaboration of our many partners, we have successfully implemented many different programs, ranging from the training of Crees for skilled jobs with Hydro-Quebec (over 50 Crees now occupy permanent positions), the rejuvenation of Cree community and family fisheries, the support of numerous cultural activities including summer gatherings and the enhancement of goose hunting facilities. This is not to mention the hundreds of kilometres of snowmobile and ATV trails already built throughout Eeyou Istchee.
On its 20th anniversary, Niskamoon Corporation salutes The Nation magazine and wishes it many more years of success and positive change.
Atleo wins AFN election after marathon vote
Shawn Atleo was elected the new National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations after a 23-hour overnight voting session in Calgary July 23.
Atleo, the AFN Vice-Chief from B.C., was in a tight neck-and-neck race with Perry Bellegarde, a councillor from Saskatchewan's Little Black Bear First Nation.
Though neither candidate had the 60% of votes needed to win, Bellegarde conceded after eight ballots.