• Before the Streets: A story of struggle, healing and redemption

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    Chloé Leriche’s breakout film Avant les rues (Before the Streets), which garnered headlines across the globe since its premiere at Germany’s Berlinale international film festival last February, is set to debut in select Quebec theatres Friday, April 15. Shot on […]

    Before the Streets: A story of struggle, healing and redemption
  • 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

  • Nuuhchimi Wiinuu offers a new cultural experience in Oujé-Bougoumou

    Nuuhchimi Wiinuu offers a new cultural experience in Oujé-Bougoumou

    April 15, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    David and Anna Bosum of Oujé-Bougoumou realized a longtime dream April 1 with the official opening ceremony of their new eco-tourism site Nuuhcimi Wiinuu, located on Scott Lake about 20 kilometres from the community. Nuuhchimi Wiinuu Cree Cultural Tours is the definition of a family business. David and Anna are teachers, guides..

  • Suspended sentence: Cree Justice partners with YMCA and others to help troubled youth

    Suspended sentence: Cree Justice partners with YMCA and others to help troubled youth

    April 14, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    The public conversation around the appalling over-representation of Aboriginals in Canada’s prisons invariably starts at the end result. How, despite comprising less than 4% of the population, Aboriginals now account for more than 23% of Canada’s inmates – 3,500 at any given time. How their numbers increased overall by 37%..

  • A long-crafted love: Harvey Blackned creates tamaracks in memory of his late wife

    A long-crafted love: Harvey Blackned creates tamaracks in memory of his late wife

    April 14, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Tamarack birds are a beautiful symbol. Thanks to skilled craftsmanship, a bundle of sticks can be turned into something that is both useful and a work of art. In some cases, it is also a symbol of perseverance. In Harvey Blackned’s case, his passion for tamarack making began when his father taught him the craft at the age of 15...

  • Mistissini hosts Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair

    Mistissini hosts Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair

    April 14, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    About 500 of Canada’s top young scientists have a chance to win almost $1 million in awards, prizes and scholarships at the Canada-Wide Science Festival (CWSF) later this year. For Aboriginal students from Quebec, it all began with secondary students getting top honours at the 2016 Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair (QASF) held April..

UPDATES

New allegations surface in Val d’Or, Friendship Centre appoints justice coordinator

New allegations surface in Val d’Or, Friendship Centre appoints justice coordinator

April 14, 2016 at 9:30 pm

Allegations of abuse by Sûreté du Québec officers against Indigenous women in Val-d’Or are continuing to make waves, but..

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