Editorials

    • Crazy Valentines

      I love Valentine’s Day and all that it means. Of course it is named after Saint Valentine, the Patron Saint …

    Under The Northern Sky

    • Keep our Elders with us

      I can fluently speak my Cree language and I know how to survive on the land. I owe these skills …

    Rez Notes

    • No! You can’t!

      Back in the day, parenting was a solemn duty to rear children who would one day make you proud. But …

IN THE ISSUE

  • Métis Movement in Chibougamau?

    Métis Movement in Chibougamau?

    February 16, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Luc Michaud admits he was surprised when he discovered a Métis ancestor through a DNA test provided by Toronto company Accu-Metrics. “My grandmother had Native blood but I couldn’t find any information on my family tree,” said Michaud. “People were a little scared to talk about Native blood back then.” Since the discovery,..

  • Working to make healthy food more accessible in Eeyou Istchee

    Working to make healthy food more accessible in Eeyou Istchee

    February 16, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    With a large family to feed, Deputy Grand Chief Rodney Mark is no stranger to the soaring cost of food in Eeyou Istchee. Now he has the statistics to prove how much more the James Bay Cree are paying to feed themselves. The Cree Nation Government (CNG) and the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) have just..

  • Meet the CREECO Chairman

    Meet the CREECO Chairman

    February 16, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    The Nation (TN): Congratulations on once again being elected as Chairman of the BOC and President of CREECO. This is the second time you will fill this position, how have things changed since you served as Chairman of BOC/CreeCo from 2004 to 2006? Rusty Cheezo (RC): Ten years have come and gone, one always likes to think that progressive..

  • Pushing back against institutional racism

    Pushing back against institutional racism

    February 16, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Marginalized groups need to work together to raise awareness and push back against institutionalized racism. That was a central message heard by hundreds of people who crowded into a Concordia University conference room in Montreal February 7 to hear a panel discussion on “The Nature of Institutional Racism” in Montreal and the..

UPDATES

Order to resurrect the Dakota Access Pipeline recharges protest at Standing Rock

Order to resurrect the Dakota Access Pipeline recharges protest at Standing Rock

February 2, 2017 at 9:51 pm

Since the December 4 decision by the former Obama administration to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) through..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Rumble gets into the award rhythm at Sundance

Rumble gets into the award rhythm at Sundance

February 16, 2017 at 5:07 pm

When it comes to passing on the past, Indigenous cultures do it through storytelling. So it shouldn’t come as a big surprise..

CULTURE & TRADITION

A “how-to” on traditional snowshoe making from George Longchap

A “how-to” on traditional snowshoe making from George Longchap

December 23, 2016 at 1:41 am

Making snowshoes is in George Longchap’s blood. He learned by watching his father, who learned from watching his father, and..

SPORTS

A Cree hockey tradition returns to Val-d’Or

A Cree hockey tradition returns to Val-d’Or

December 23, 2016 at 12:51 am

An annual rite of winter for the Cree Nation was revived earlier this month as the C.R.E.E. Senior Hockey and Broomball Tournament..