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The aura of N.W.A rubs off on members of the NorthStars and Violent Ground in Montreal

The aura of N.W.A rubs off on members of the NorthStars and Violent Ground in Montreal

The early hip-hop group N.W.A is one of the most influential foundations of genre. Drawing on their experiences with racism and poverty, their music resonated with audiences who hadn’t heard their lives described in such unflinching lyrical detail. Two Indigenous […]

Lorne Cardinal reflects on the iconic Canadian TV series and its new life as a cartoon

Lorne Cardinal reflects on the iconic Canadian TV series and its new life as a cartoon

Although it’s an entirely new format, getting back into character as David Quinton was like putting on his “favourite old shirt,” said Plains Cree actor Lorne Cardinal. For 10 years Cardinal played the local police sergeant in the fictional town […]

Midwifery re-affirmed in Attawapiskat

Midwifery re-affirmed in Attawapiskat

Traditional midwifery is alive and well in Attawapiskat after a decades-long struggle, albeit not without some growing pains. As a result of a critical meeting in Moose Factory on March 19, restrictions were released and a new acceptance and support […]

Reversing diabetes is possible for some but change is possible for everyone

Reversing diabetes is possible for some but change is possible for everyone

This past March, in celebration of Nutrition Month, the Nation spoke with two Crees who have managed to take their health into their own hands, turning their high blood sugar around through diet and exercise. While reversing diabetes to the […]

Brunswick House honoured at ROM

Brunswick House honoured at ROM

Brunswick House First Nation celebrated the inclusion of a collection of birch bark containers and model canoes at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto March 13. The 16 containers and two canoes were hand made in the 1940s and […]

Cree racing team impresses at Cain’s Quest endurance race

Cree racing team impresses at Cain’s Quest endurance race

Two brothers from Eeyou Istchee made history last month as the first Cree competitors to take part in Cain’s Quest, the world’s toughest and longest snowmobile endurance race. Starting and finishing biennially in Labrador City, Cain’s Quest takes participants on […]

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When I was a teen back in Attawapiskat, other people were my biggest source of information. I relied on others in order to know about how to repair a snowmobile, a four-wheeler or to deal with a simple truck problem. […]

Racing the storm

My phone alarm wakes me slowly and my morning starts. It’s up and about with a cup of coffee, packing bags and getting ready to head home. We’re in North Bay and the weather has been great. My phone rattles […]

Adding insult to injury

At least in the case of Canada’s First Nations, the oldest Christian organized religion, the Catholic Church, has a hard time apologizing. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and AFN National Grand Chief Perry Bellegarde have all […]

Women of Eeyou Istchee honoured for outstanding achievements in their field

Women of Eeyou Istchee honoured for outstanding achievements in their field

  It was a privilege and shock for Dr. Sarah Pash when her name was called at the 5th Outstanding Women Awards gala. “I think I blacked out,” joked Pash when asked what she said in her acceptance speech. “It […]