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State of the Cree Nation 2017, Grand Chief Abel Bosum

State of the Cree Nation 2017, Grand Chief Abel Bosum

Though Abel Bosum is less than a year in to his four-year term as Grand Chief of the Cree Nation, he’s seen quite a lot in a short period of time. From the signing and implementation of the Cree Nation […]

Cree leadership looks back at 2017, hopes for 2018

Cree leadership looks back at 2017, hopes for 2018

Kaitlynn Hester-Moses, Youth Grand Chief What was your greatest moment or achievement (professionally) in 2017? The greatest moment and achievement of 2017 is successfully completing our 28th Annual General Assembly for the Youth in Mistissini. It was my first important […]

The Nation’s Year in Review

The Nation’s Year in Review

Jan. 6, Quebec Premier announces the independent public inquiry into the treatment of Indigenous people by certain public services Jan. 20, Wildlands League alleges De Beers failed to report properly on mercury levels surrounding Victor Mine near Attawapiskat Feb. 3, […]

After decade-long struggle, the Kijaté Indigenous housing project nears completion

After decade-long struggle, the Kijaté Indigenous housing project nears completion

A ceremony held June 21 at the Val-d’Or Aboriginal Day celebrations commemorated the Kijaté Project, a social housing initiative aimed at creating affordable housing for Indigenous families living in the Val-d’Or area. But it was a long time coming. According […]

Delilah Saunders in recovery from acute liver failure

Delilah Saunders in recovery from acute liver failure

Delilah Saunders is a fighter. An artist, an author and a composer, the Inuk for Labrador is also an activist on behalf of Indigenous women. It was no surprise that Saunders was awarded the 2017 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience […]

It’s a new year

The past year has certainly been one to remember. It wasn’t just the political face of the United States that changed as Trump stomped into the White House, but also the Cree political world. Matthew Coon Come decided that he […]

In play we are finding our way

School is out for the holidays and my friends and I are eager to head out into the winter weather. None of us are thinking about Christmas or New Year’s but just happy to have time off school. We busy […]

The heart of the volunteer

When we used to organize our tournaments, we’d look for volunteers to help out. Their question would be, “Well, how much do I get paid?” I’ll leave that there. It was funny sometimes when the search for volunteers was returned […]

Centre of the hockey universe

Centre of the hockey universe

Hockey players and fans from across Eeyou Istchee descended on Val-d’Or as the 37th Annual CREE Senior Hockey and Broomball Tournament rolled into town for four days, November 30 to December 3. The city briefly became the Centre of the […]

MMIWG inquiry criticism overshadows education, finance agreements at AFN gathering

MMIWG inquiry criticism overshadows education, finance agreements at AFN gathering

Despite a rocky start, chiefs at the annual Assembly of First Nations winter gathering held in Ottawa December 5-7 agreed to move forward on “historic” deals on finance and education with Canada. “We’ve made gains, but challenges remain,” AFN National […]