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Two Crees survive Spain’s traditional test of manhood

Two Crees survive Spain’s traditional test of manhood

When Cree lawyer Jean-Paul Murdoch suggested to his son Max that they experience the famous Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, he never expected Max to take him seriously. “We were talking about philosophy, because he’s 20 and not […]

Mamoweedow Memories

Mamoweedow Memories

— Photos & Story by Katie Webb — Being at Mamoweedow is like looking through a window to the past. No running water, no electricity, a way of living before any modern convenience. Every summer in July, much of Chisasibi […]

Hudson Bay Company’s first trading post is where the Cree said it was

Hudson Bay Company’s first trading post is where the Cree said it was

This summer’s Archaeology Month demonstrated the power of First Nations storytelling and oral tradition as Waskaganish encouraged people to visit their region and the partially excavated remains of the Fort Charles archaeological site, home to the Hudson Bay Company’s first […]

Heavy Montreal returns after a year-long hiatus

Heavy Montreal returns after a year-long hiatus

After last year’s absence, Heavy Montreal renewed its high-decibel attack July 28 and 29 at Parc Jean-Drapeau with a line-up featuring Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and Limp Bizkit. The vibe over the weekend was a hot soup of aggression mixed […]

A good education is important today

A good education is important today

— by Clarence Tomatuk — Long ago I went to school – not at Old Factory in James Bay, nor in Wemindji – but somewhere far away. My family lived at Old Factory on an island on James Bay before […]

Q052 raps about rez realities on his debut album

Q052 raps about rez realities on his debut album

Music has long been a powerful force championed by movements seeking social change, ranging from subtle messages of empowerment to more explicitly provocative songs that demand action with a heightened sense of urgency. Mi’kmaq rapper Q052 certainly belongs to the […]

Family ties and a new arrival

Summer is great for meeting up with family. I have had several opportunities to see my siblings and their children over the past month. It is so much easier to visit with people when the roads are bare, the weather […]

The fish and the man

The fast, swirling stream glittered in the sun. The sky, free of everything but blue. The wind was light to the touch. Bugs voraciously attacked every bare inch of skin, but they were ignored because a nice brook trout was […]

The cost of indifference

After she had been reported missing on July 27, Mina Iquasiak Aculiak was found alive in Montreal August 2. That’s the good news. The series of events that lead to the disappearance of the Inuit woman remind us why there’s […]

First Nations wrestling star highlights ring action for Waskaganish anniversary

First Nations wrestling star highlights ring action for Waskaganish anniversary

Whether you call it a guilty pleasure or the coolest thing you’ve ever seen on TV – Crees love wrestling. So for Waskaganish’s 350th establishment celebration, it was time for a mega rumble July 16 and 17 at the Rupert […]