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Joshua Grant

May 15, 2015 – July 4, 2017 It is with real regret we say goodbye to Joshua Grant. I remember when Joshua strolled into the Nation office looking like he had just finished modeling for a portrait of Jesus. Long […]

The art of celebration

The young boy aims for the sitting goose on the pond, a loner, we called it. Using a .410 shotgun, he squeezed off a single shot, killing the goose. We all smile and cheer silently, as other geese are showing […]

The ride home

I rode back from a great meal at the old Pierini homestead cottage on my motorcycle the other night. I was hoping to beat the rain on my way back to Kirkland Lake. It wasn’t a long ride but the […]

Election Results

Election Results

It’s a runoff The Grand Council election July 12 didn’t produce an outright victor, meaning there will be a runoff for both Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief. Abel Bosum and Rodney Mark will face off for Grand Chief while […]

From trapline to statesman

From trapline to statesman

There are many defining moments in a person’s life that shape them into the person they ultimately become. One could look at Matthew Coon Come’s birth in the bush on his parent’s trapline in 1959, for instance. It’s a familiar […]

Indigenous group erect teepee at Canada 150 celebrations

Indigenous group erect teepee at Canada 150 celebrations

On the eve of the Canada 150 celebrations on Parliament Hill, a group calling themselves the Bawaating Water Protectors from Sault Ste. Marie were stopped by a wall of angry police officers while trying to set up a teepee on […]

Air Creebec reflects and looks to future on 35th anniversary

Air Creebec reflects and looks to future on 35th anniversary

On July 5, 1982, a bright orange Twin Otter took off from the Val-d’Or airport. After stops in Matagami, Rupert House, Eastmain, Wemindji and Fort George, the plane landed in Whapmagoostui, marking the maiden voyage of Air Creebec and Eeyou […]

Casey Bosum makes his debut at national arm wrestling meet

Casey Bosum makes his debut at national arm wrestling meet

Casey Bosum continued to make his climb up the competitive arm wrestling ranks earlier in July, when he made his debut at the 2017 Canadian National Armwrestling Championships, held in Halifax over the Canada Day weekend. Affectionately called “The Beast” […]

Canada adopts Cree Governance Act

Canada adopts Cree Governance Act

Almost a decade of preparing for Cree autonomy finally paid off for the Grand Council of the Cree on June 16, when the Liberal government cabinet approved the Cree Governance Act. The only problem was they couldn’t tell anyone about […]

Romeo Saganash’s statement on Canada 150 sideswiped by plagiarism allegation

Romeo Saganash’s statement on Canada 150 sideswiped by plagiarism allegation

Romeo Saganash came out swinging at Canada for celebrating 150 years of colonialism in his July 1 Globe and Mail op-ed column titled, “150 years of cultural genocide: Today, like all days, is an insult.” Unfortunately, his condemnation of Canada […]