• 2016 Powwow Circuit

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    The term powwow comes from the Algonquin word “pauwau” meaning “spiritual leader.” As the last of the lake and river ice melts away and Goose Break comes to a close, First Nations across Quebec, Canada and the rest of the […]

    2016 Powwow Circuit
  • 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

    Under The Northern Sky

IN THE ISSUE

  • Home for the Hunt

    Home for the Hunt

    May 27, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    I arrived early for the spring Goose Break, leaving a balmy Montreal April 28 expecting to get to Mistissini just in time for the arrival of the big flocks of geese. Sadly, the ice was just beginning to retreat. In over 20 years hunting at MacLeod’s Point I’ve never seen less open water. As a result the geese were not as plentiful..

  • Powwow Power – Montreal’s urban event finds its feet

    Powwow Power – Montreal’s urban event finds its feet

    May 27, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    “There’s people here from all over the world,” marvelled Pow Wow Montreal organizer Al Harrington, an Anishinaabe from Ontario who now lives in Kanesatake. “I’ve talked to people from Finland, Germany, Austria, France – even Indians from India!” Montreal’s third urban powwow was a true gathering of Nations. Up to..

  • Montreal Police practicing racial profiling?

    Montreal Police practicing racial profiling?

    May 27, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    “Have you had any issues with Aboriginal people?” This was the question that police officers in Montreal may have been going door-to-door asking residents of certain neighbourhoods.  It happened at least once – and in a triumph of bad luck for the Montreal police (SPVM), the person who answered the knock was Ossie Michelin,..

  • Working it out – Rezolution TV series highlights approaches to healing

    Working it out – Rezolution TV series highlights approaches to healing

    May 27, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Every Indigenous community has examples of individuals who are transcending challenges and setting positive examples for others. Unfortunately, the Canadian media usually fails to tell their stories. Working It Out Together aims to correct this by showcasing success stories about the resilience and strength of certain individuals...

UPDATES

Construction of two new roads spells trouble for the Broadback

Construction of two new roads spells trouble for the Broadback

May 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm

The Quebec Ministry for Forests, Wildlife and Parks says it will try to better protect the habitat of the endangered woodland..

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.