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MoCreebec Chief Allan Jolly speaks on CNG land claim controversy

MoCreebec Chief Allan Jolly speaks on CNG land claim controversy

Controversy continues to brew over the Cree Nation Government’s lawsuit seeking recognition of its claim to traditional rights over land west of the Ontario border. Now, the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) council, formed of northern Ontario First Nations on the […]

Quebec plans to move dwindling caribou herd to Saint-Félicien zoo

Quebec plans to move dwindling caribou herd to Saint-Félicien zoo

Despite conservation efforts by the Algonquin Nation and environmentalists, the Quebec Forest, Wildlife, and Parks Minister Luc Blanchette has decided to relocate a herd of boreal woodland caribou in the Val-d’Or region to the Saint-Félicien zoo. Blanchette told the CBC […]

Stornoway unveils the first Quebec-mined diamonds at Maison Birks in Montreal

Stornoway unveils the first Quebec-mined diamonds at Maison Birks in Montreal

As the old song goes, diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and Matt Manson’s display of gems confirmed it. Diamonds are special because they are often used to express our love for one another, Manson told reporters at a press […]

Naskapi brothers and Cree cousin pursuing hip-hop dream

Naskapi brothers and Cree cousin pursuing hip-hop dream

The Naskapi rap group Violent Ground started off as a dream in a basement. The brothers who formed the group, Allan Nabiniacaboo (Lyrik) and Chris Nabinacaboo (N9ne Livez), remember hanging out at their mom’s house at the Kawawachikamach First Nation […]

Lloyd Cheechoo

Decades later, spotlight shines on Cree artist Lloyd Cheechoo

When recording the half-finished song “James Bay,” Lloyd Cheechoo didn’t realize that it would become his signature piece. Even more surprising is that it took nearly 40 years for it to garner mainstream recognition. The incomplete song was recorded, essentially, […]

Identify theft

It’s not easy being a Native person in this country. My people have had extreme challenges over hundreds of years and the fact that we have managed to survive is amazing. As a Mushkego Cree from the James Bay coast, […]

Political leadership

Politicians have a hard path to walk at times. Just mentioning the word politician carries a negative vibe. Many of us don’t see those in elected office as having integrity and accountability. However, they are necessary to any democracy as […]

Reconciliation totem travels from B.C. to Montreal

Reconciliation totem travels from B.C. to Montreal

Charles Joseph was 13 years old when he left residential school for good. “When I got home my grandparents took my residential school clothes and burnt them in front of me. They told me, ‘That’s not you,’” Joseph said emphatically. […]

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Kayleigh Spencer represents Eeyou Istchee at Gathering of Nations’ Miss Indian World Pageant

It was a whirlwind week for Eeyou Istchee’s Kayleigh Spencer. The inaugural Miss Eeyou/Eenou competed for a chance at the title of Miss Indian World 2017, from April 25-29, at the Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Spencer […]

Cree Cultural Institute launches travelling exhibit

Cree Cultural Institute launches travelling exhibit

It’s a time of reflection and gratitude for Abel Bosum as he welcomes the crowd gathered in Oujé-Bougoumou to inaugurate the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute’s first traveling exhibition. “We’ve accomplished something here,” Bosum told the Nation. “It’s certainly a wonderful […]