Editorials

    • Hollow Day

      The federal government will consider a bill to make September 30 a statutory holiday across …

    Under The Northern Sky

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      One of the most talked-about stories on social media and news sites recently has been the disturbing video of an …

    Rez Notes

IN THE ISSUE

  • Overnight fire destroys Nemiscau camp cafeteria

    Overnight fire destroys Nemiscau camp cafeteria

    February 15, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    The cafeteria at the Nemiscau work camp, 18 kilometres from the Cree community of Nemaska, burned down on the night of January 30. No injuries were reported, but damages are estimated at over $1 million. In addition to the cafeteria, the Nemiscau camp has a convenience store, a gas station, conference rooms, and lodgings. The camp..

  • New Canada Food Guide confirms Cree Public Health nutrition advice

    New Canada Food Guide confirms Cree Public Health nutrition advice

    February 15, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    The updated Canada Food Guide was released in January and at first glance it may appear that following the new plant-heavy guidelines could be a challenge for residents of the north. Not, however, according to Chantal Vinet-Lanouette, a nutritionist at Chishaayiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun, the Cree Public Health Department. She says the..

  • Makivik Corporation celebrates its 40th anniversary

    Makivik Corporation celebrates its 40th anniversary

    February 15, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    An anniversary gala was held last November in Kuujjuaq celebrated the 40th anniversary of the creation of Nunavik’s Makivik Corporation. Incorporated on June 28, 1978, to administer the funds from the 1975 James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), Makivik’s current mandate includes the operation of business enterprises,..

  • Nemaska Lithium mining project presents a dilemma for community

    Nemaska Lithium mining project presents a dilemma for community

    February 15, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    A change to the service agreement between the Cree First Nation of Nemaska and the mining company, Nemaska Lithium, has presented a dilemma over human resource development to service the Whabouchi lithium mine. Initially, the agreement with Nemaska Lithium would have seen community members providing lodging and catering facilities..

UPDATES

Quebec’s long-gun registry triggers opposition in Eeyou Istchee

Quebec’s long-gun registry triggers opposition in Eeyou Istchee

February 15, 2019 at 3:34 pm

The deadline for Quebec’s new long-gun registry came and went January 29 with less than a quarter of the province’s estimated..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Stormie Diamond (Age 14): 
Stormie's artwork represents her legacy using her own portrait facing the portrait of her paternal grandfather, Billy Diamond. Her symbols represent her Cree Culture and Language, something Stormie feels has been passed down to her by her grandfather the Late Billy Diamond. She symbolizes Cree Culture with her use of the medicine wheel, Siigabon (the traditional way of cooking Goose over a fire), and the hides. Language is represented by the Cree Syllabics in the centre of her piece. Stormie has placed the Cree Syllabics in the centre of her image as a symbol for its significance in passing down culture and legacy in her family and community.

Mikw Chiyâm arts program asks Cree students to reflect on past generations

December 6, 2018 at 9:12 pm

Delaine Hester (Age 17):Florence Elsa Erless is my mother. The cree syllabics I used mean Mama in Cree. When Trisha Blackned didn’t..

CULTURE & TRADITION

Cree Cultural Institute receives Governor General’s honour for Footprints exhibition

Cree Cultural Institute receives Governor General’s honour for Footprints exhibition

February 15, 2019 at 3:42 pm

The Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute picked up the Governor General’s prestigious History Award for Excellence in Museums..

SPORTS

More than 80 hockey and broomball teams compete at Val-d’Or tournament

More than 80 hockey and broomball teams compete at Val-d’Or tournament

December 21, 2018 at 5:24 pm

An annual tradition was renewed the first weekend of December as Cree hockey players and fans from across Eeyou Istchee converged..