• Be the hero of your story – Abel Bosum receives honourary law degree

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    The crowded auditorium falls silent as the speaker approaches the podium to address the graduating class of 2016. It’s a big moment but it’s one our speaker is used to. Abel Bosum has spoken all over the world, negotiated landmark […]

    Be the hero of your story – Abel Bosum receives honourary law degree
  • 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

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IN THE ISSUE

  • Youth Fusion peers help First Nations youth achieve academic success

    Youth Fusion peers help First Nations youth achieve academic success

    June 23, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    For Indigenous people, says André-Yanne Parent, “the experience of school has been very traumatic.” That’s why Parent, of the group Youth Fusion, is working to ensure that schools reach out to parents. She wants schools to “go outside of their walls to be present and fully participate in their communities.” Youth Fusion..

  • Waskaganish band council reneges on housing assignments for young families

    Waskaganish band council reneges on housing assignments for young families

    June 23, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Three young families in Waskaganish are left scratching their heads after being informed by their local chief and council on June 10 that their rent-to-own housing applications initially approved more than a year ago are now being refused. In spring 2015 the Waskaganish band council approved a rent-to-own program for six new houses..

  • Native Artists Willie Thrasher and Willy Mitchell perform in Montreal

    Native Artists Willie Thrasher and Willy Mitchell perform in Montreal

    June 23, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    “Hey John! You’re already home! Up here on this stage!” Inuit folksinger Willie Thrasher was shouting between verses of “Eskimo Named Johnny,” a song he wrote a lifetime ago in the 1970s, when he’d just finished surviving residential school and was living in Ottawa a long way from anyone he knew. Back then music was his..

  • The Nation parties with the competition at the 2016 QCNA awards gala

    The Nation parties with the competition at the 2016 QCNA awards gala

    June 23, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    The Quebec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA) hosted its 2016 awards gala June 3 at the Holiday Inn Pointe-Claire to honour journalists, photographers, editors and publishers from across the province for their work in community media. As a relatively young writer at my first QCNA awards, it was inspiring to discover so many passionate..

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Grand Chief Coon Come addresses the lawsuit for recognition of Cree rights to northern Ontario region

Grand Chief Coon Come addresses the lawsuit for recognition of Cree rights to northern Ontario region

June 23, 2016 at 7:53 pm

In light of the ongoing controversy regarding the Cree Nation Government’s land claim in Ontario Superior Court and vocal opposition..

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..

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    On the land

    Editor-in-Chief Will Nicholls heads North for moose hunting season.

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