• “Baba was kind of funny” Remembering Lawrence Shecapio

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    He left this life where he began it: on the land he loved. Oujé-Bougoumou Elder Lawrence Shecapio passed away at his hunting camp Saturday, January 16, at the official age of 79 years, eight months. “Official,” because birth records for […]

    “Baba was kind of funny” Remembering Lawrence Shecapio
  • 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

    Editorials

    Under The Northern Sky

    • A jungle story

      When I first started traveling many years ago, I ventured out on a trip…
 

IN THE ISSUE

  • Iced Culture: Eastmain camp offers new rink

    Iced Culture: Eastmain camp offers new rink

    February 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    “I’m so happy to see these young people smile and have fun – that’s the motivation that keeps me going,” said Eastmain Culture Coordinator Jamie Moses, who with his team has recently been working long into the night to flood a space they’ve been clearing on the ice just offshore from the Eastmain Cultural Camp. “I observe..

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    Sports hunt in the crosshairs

    February 3, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Recent events in Eeyou Istchee have once again put the caribou population of northern Quebec in the spotlight, leading the Cree Nation Government (CNG) to renew its pressure on provincial authorities, which appears to have resulted in the implementation of new measures for the 2016-2017 hunting season by Quebec’s Ministry of Forestry,..

  • Niikaan Project looks to the future

    Niikaan Project looks to the future

    February 3, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Minority Media and the Cree School Board (CSB) are bringing an innovative project to high schools in Eeyou Istchee: a three-year video game concentration program dubbed the Niikaan Project (pronounced Nee-gan with a soft k). Led by Serge Béliveau, Deputy Director General of the CSB, and Minority Media co-founder and Creative Director..

  • New Wheels at the 2016 Montreal Auto Show

    New Wheels at the 2016 Montreal Auto Show

    February 3, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    One can’t understate the importance of a good vehicle in Eeyou Istchee. People spend a lot of time in their trucks and SUVs. So having a good one is a worthwhile luxury for many – heaven knows public transport is lacking! Along with close to 200,000 other visitors, the Nation recently attended Montreal’s annual auto show at..

UPDATES

Broadback on the chopping block

Broadback on the chopping block

February 3, 2016 at 9:08 pm

“The Cree people of Waswanipi have occupied, governed and protected the land in Waswanipi Eenou Istchee since time immemorial,”..

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.