• The Battle for Standing Rock

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    After a federal US court judge denied the Standing Rock Sioux’s request for a temporary injunction against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) September 9, the large encampment at the North Dakota reservation was disappointed but not surprised. What they didn’t […]

    The Battle for Standing Rock
  • 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

    • Shoot first, ask questions later?

      North Battleford, Saskatchewan, lawyer Eleanore Sunchild was eloquent in describing the context of the shooting August 9 of a 22-year-old …

    Under The Northern Sky

    • Changing with the seasons

      Well, it looks like winter is just around the corner. I am surprised that the leaves are changing colour in …

    Rez Notes

    • Road hogs

      “Yes, I’ll take the baby car seat and GPS options please, plus the take-it-to-the-max insurance,” I tell the tall, young, …

IN THE ISSUE

  • Protesting the Site C dam in British Columbia

    Protesting the Site C dam in British Columbia

    September 29, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    The Treaty 8 Justice for the Peace River Caravan arrived in Montreal September 12 after travelling more than 4200 kilometres across Canada to protest the Trudeau government’s betrayal in granting approval to the Site C Dam on the Peace River in northwestern BC. The grassroots campaigners were welcomed at a rally in Montreal September..

  • Tourism Guide: Fun activities for Fall & Winter

    Tourism Guide: Fun activities for Fall & Winter

    September 29, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    As the weather starts to cool, some people begin to pull out their Halloween decorations and others sip their pumpkin spice lattes, it’s time to start thinking about ways to stay active and keep the family busy during the autumn and winter months. While hockey, hunting, snowmobiling and trapping are all generally accessible throughout..

  • Eeyou Istchee Powwow Roundup

    Eeyou Istchee Powwow Roundup

    September 15, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Rain fails to dampen Niimuuhiikan celebration Big Rock’s annual powwow took place August 20-21 with Luke MacLeod bringing on Justice Debassige as the new coordinator for Mistissini’s fourth annual celebration. Inclement weather forced the powwow to move indoors to the Neosweskau Sports Complex but MacLeod said weather conditions..

  • Mohawk designer Tammy Beauvais has a bead on business

    Mohawk designer Tammy Beauvais has a bead on business

    September 15, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Receiving a commission from the spouse of the Canadian prime minister is a high honour for an artist. It’s also one that doesn’t come easy: for Mohawk fashion designer Tammy Beauvais the commission from Sophie Gregoire Trudeau was the culmination of a lifetime of hard work. “This is 20 years of keeping my nose to the grindstone,”..

UPDATES

Stand-off in Standing Rock – First Nations resistance to North Dakota pipeline is growing

Stand-off in Standing Rock – First Nations resistance to North Dakota pipeline is growing

September 15, 2016 at 7:42 pm

Thousands of First Nations and activists have rallied around the Sioux of North Dakota in their opposition of the Dakota Access..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Shining on the big stage

Shining on the big stage

September 29, 2016 at 7:24 pm

As the sun shines in their faces and the 1000-person crowd starts moving, the anxiety that had preceded the walk out to their..

CULTURE & TRADITION

Nemeska’s Nishiiyu Cultural Gathering

Nemeska’s Nishiiyu Cultural Gathering

September 29, 2016 at 7:32 pm

The voices of Elders, youth and women flooded a crowded gymnasium in Nemaska for the sixth annual Nishiiyu Council of Elders Cultural..

SPORTS

Golfing for a cause: Kate Sharl golf benefit raises money and awareness for special needs

Golfing for a cause: Kate Sharl golf benefit raises money and awareness for special needs

September 29, 2016 at 7:38 pm

The Kate Sharl Foundation (KSF) is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide Indigenous special needs children with..