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Tawich Clothing launches Cree hunting and fishing line

Tawich Clothing launches Cree hunting and fishing line

When the Nation first spoke with Bruno Pereira of Tawich Clothing in January 2015 he was selling safety clothing to Goldcorp and making plans to expand the Tawich apparel line based out of Wemindji. Fast-forward to February 2017 and now […]

Métis Movement in Chibougamau?

Métis Movement in Chibougamau?

Luc Michaud admits he was surprised when he discovered a Métis ancestor through a DNA test provided by Toronto company Accu-Metrics. “My grandmother had Native blood but I couldn’t find any information on my family tree,” said Michaud. “People were […]

Working to make healthy food more accessible in Eeyou Istchee

Working to make healthy food more accessible in Eeyou Istchee

With a large family to feed, Deputy Grand Chief Rodney Mark is no stranger to the soaring cost of food in Eeyou Istchee. Now he has the statistics to prove how much more the James Bay Cree are paying to […]

Meet the CREECO Chairman

Meet the CREECO Chairman

The Nation (TN): Congratulations on once again being elected as Chairman of the BOC and President of CREECO. This is the second time you will fill this position, how have things changed since you served as Chairman of BOC/CreeCo from […]

Pushing back against institutional racism

Pushing back against institutional racism

Marginalized groups need to work together to raise awareness and push back against institutionalized racism. That was a central message heard by hundreds of people who crowded into a Concordia University conference room in Montreal February 7 to hear a […]

Rumble gets into the award rhythm at Sundance

Rumble gets into the award rhythm at Sundance

When it comes to passing on the past, Indigenous cultures do it through storytelling. So it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that the latest documentary by Montreal-based Rezolution Pictures would pick up a prize for doing just that. After […]

Keep our Elders with us

I can fluently speak my Cree language and I know how to survive on the land. I owe these skills to the fact that I grew up surrounded by my parents and Elders in my home community of Attawapiskat. How […]

No! You can’t!

Back in the day, parenting was a solemn duty to rear children who would one day make you proud. But this practice seems to be nearing some sort of event horizon. Sometimes, it feels that the child you raised is […]

Crazy Valentines

I love Valentine’s Day and all that it means. Of course it is named after Saint Valentine, the Patron Saint of betrothed couples, beekeepers, epilepsy, fainting, greetings, happy marriages, love, lovers, plague, travelers, and young people. His feast day is […]

Young Cree arm-wrestlers take their place at the table

Young Cree arm-wrestlers take their place at the table

The 1987 Sylvester Stallone film, Over the Top, tells the story of Lincoln Hawk, a struggling truck driver and father who uses competitive arm-wrestling to rebuild his life and reunite with his young son. Faced with the daunting task of […]