• Cree students seeing success through art

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    Many of the students in the Mikw Chiyam program didn’t want to spend a second more than they had to at school. But because of the opportunity to work in partnership with professional artists, some of the students have been […]

    Cree students seeing success through art
  • 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

    • Our future

      There’s a lot of talk about the proposed Cree constitution. Many are asking worried questions about what it means and …

    Under The Northern Sky

    • There goes Disneyland

      How hard is it to be a Chief of a First Nation? Well, it is not an easy trail. Anyone …

    Rez Notes

    • Snowshoe tales

      My little moccasins crunched quietly in the snow, following the tracks my mother made ahead of me. I was pulling …

IN THE ISSUE

  • New police station in Mistissini better equipped

    New police station in Mistissini better equipped

    March 16, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    The Eeyou Eenou Police Force (EEPF) opened a new and improved station in Mistissini February 23 with a ribbon-cutting and flag-raising ceremony followed by a lunch for community members. The new detachment will provide better services for both the community and the region, said Inland District Captain Joe Saganash. The Inland District..

  • Wahstauskun walkers on the path of hope

    Wahstauskun walkers on the path of hope

    March 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    “It’s exhausting and your legs burn,” said Tony Blackned, founder and leader of the Wahstauskun Winter Journey of Hope. “But words can’t describe the feeling of being out there, knowing that your ancestors have walked this same path.” Blackned and his fellow walkers have braved frigid temperatures while snowshoeing from..

  • Kayleigh Spencer takes home Miss Eenou/Eeyou Crown

    Kayleigh Spencer takes home Miss Eenou/Eeyou Crown

    March 3, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    It took hugs from Kayleigh Spencer’s fellow pageant contestants for what had just happened to sink in. “I just felt in awe,” said Spencer. “I was holding back tears and I was really excited and really happy, but it just didn’t feel real.” Over the weekend, in Oujé-Bougoumou, Spencer was crowned the inaugural Miss Eenou/Eeyou..

  • A legal look at the Métis of Chibougamau

    A legal look at the Métis of Chibougamau

    March 3, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    I read with some amusement that, following the results of DNA tests that show some Indigenous ancestry, Luc Michaud and 350 other individuals are claiming to be a “Métis community” with Aboriginal fishing and hunting rights in Chibougamau. As a descendant of the classical buffalo-hunting Métis in White Horse Plains, Manitoba,..

UPDATES

Original resistance camp at Standing Rock closes down

Original resistance camp at Standing Rock closes down

March 3, 2017 at 6:11 pm

February 22 was a sombre day at Standing Rock’s Oceti Sakowin Camp. Family obligations, poor weather and the threat of police..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show on APTN

Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show on APTN

March 3, 2017 at 6:56 pm

Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show, a 13-part educational series, premiered on APTN February 11. But its inception came years..

CULTURE & TRADITION

Healthy ammunition

Healthy ammunition

March 16, 2017 at 6:38 pm

While it’s no secret that fresh hunted meat is about the healthiest thing Crees can eat, lead shot can cause some rather serious..

SPORTS

Racing season in the James Bay

Racing season in the James Bay

March 16, 2017 at 6:24 pm

Rain and warm temperatures brought an early end to winter sporting events across many parts of southern Quebec, but the conditions..