• From trapline to statesman

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    There are many defining moments in a person’s life that shape them into the person they ultimately become. One could look at Matthew Coon Come’s birth in the bush on his parent’s trapline in 1959, for instance. It’s a familiar […]

    From trapline to statesman
  • No protests, but plenty of politics – and two clowns – at this year’s Cree Nation AGA in Chisasibi

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    Every annual general meeting is different and this year was no exception. The biggest difference in Chisasibi Aug. 2-4 was that the large entities, such as the Cree School Board (CSB), Cree Board of Health and Social Services (CHB) and […]

    No protests, but plenty of politics – and two clowns – at this year’s Cree Nation AGA in Chisasibi
  • 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

    Editorials

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      May 15, 2015 – July 4, 2017 It is with real regret we say goodbye …

    Under The Northern Sky

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      I rode back from a great meal at the old Pierini homestead cottage on my motorcycle the other night. I …

IN THE ISSUE

  • Indigenous group erect teepee at Canada 150 celebrations

    Indigenous group erect teepee at Canada 150 celebrations

    July 21, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    On the eve of the Canada 150 celebrations on Parliament Hill, a group calling themselves the Bawaating Water Protectors from Sault Ste. Marie were stopped by a wall of angry police officers while trying to set up a teepee on the edge of the celebration grounds. Initially, nine protestors were detained as a standoff ensued between..

  • Air Creebec reflects and looks to future on 35th anniversary

    Air Creebec reflects and looks to future on 35th anniversary

    July 21, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    On July 5, 1982, a bright orange Twin Otter took off from the Val-d’Or airport. After stops in Matagami, Rupert House, Eastmain, Wemindji and Fort George, the plane landed in Whapmagoostui, marking the maiden voyage of Air Creebec and Eeyou Istchee’s foray into the air transportation industry. Earlier this month marked 35 years..

  • Canada adopts Cree Governance Act

    Canada adopts Cree Governance Act

    July 21, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Almost a decade of preparing for Cree autonomy finally paid off for the Grand Council of the Cree on June 16, when the Liberal government cabinet approved the Cree Governance Act. The only problem was they couldn’t tell anyone about it. The approval was under embargo from the public until the federal cabinet had informed the Quebec..

  • Romeo Saganash’s statement on Canada 150 sideswiped by plagiarism allegation

    Romeo Saganash’s statement on Canada 150 sideswiped by plagiarism allegation

    July 21, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Romeo Saganash came out swinging at Canada for celebrating 150 years of colonialism in his July 1 Globe and Mail op-ed column titled, “150 years of cultural genocide: Today, like all days, is an insult.” Unfortunately, his condemnation of Canada for treating Aboriginals worse than any other member of society, its policies of..

UPDATES

Election Results

Election Results

July 21, 2017 at 7:25 pm

It’s a runoff The Grand Council election July 12 didn’t produce an outright victor, meaning there will be a runoff for both..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Mariame wins best pop album at Indigenous Music Awards

Mariame wins best pop album at Indigenous Music Awards

June 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm

The Indigenous music industry in Canada has upped the ante and decided to add a more professional sheen to its annual awards show. Previously..

CULTURE & TRADITION

National Indigenous People’s Day

National Indigenous People’s Day

July 7, 2017 at 6:32 pm

Aboriginal Day has come and gone and, for the most part, Canadians have gone about their lives, as usual, without noticing. In..

SPORTS

Casey Bosum makes his debut at national arm wrestling meet

Casey Bosum makes his debut at national arm wrestling meet

July 21, 2017 at 5:21 pm

Casey Bosum continued to make his climb up the competitive arm wrestling ranks earlier in July, when he made his debut at the..