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Walking the walk: Wahstauskun Journey of Hope & Mistissini Wellness Walkers

Walking the walk: Wahstauskun Journey of Hope & Mistissini Wellness Walkers

There was a moment where Tony Blackned found himself isolated on the path during the Wahstauskun Journey of Hope. “I looked ahead and saw the walkers in front were quite a bit ahead, and I looked behind and saw more […]

Aashukan Indigenous Gathering in Waskaganish

Aashukan Indigenous Gathering in Waskaganish

Around 20 representatives of Indigenous nations from Brazil, Chile, Nigeria, Mongolia, Sweden, New Zealand and other places around the world gathered in Eeyou Istchee last week to discuss economic and resource development on Indigenous lands. They shared their own personal […]

Two-day expo highlights Wemindji’s Tawich Development Corporation

Two-day expo highlights Wemindji’s Tawich Development Corporation

Almost three decades ago, the Cree Nation of Wemindji band council founded a corporation that quickly became the economic driver of the community. From gas to groceries, one can hardly step foot in the community without being serviced by Tawich […]

Val-d’Or’s annual Gabriel Commanda Walk and racial awareness week

Val-d’Or’s annual Gabriel Commanda Walk and racial awareness week

It was a beautiful, sunny day in Val-d’Or when a record number of people participated in the 17th annual Gabriel Commanda Walk March 23. The event is part of the city’s annual Week for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination organized […]

Cree Justice organizes conference for front line workers in Mistissini

Cree Justice organizes conference for front line workers in Mistissini

The Department of Justice and Correctional Services (DOJCS) hosted the “Hear, Listen, Understand” conference March 28 to 30 as a means for frontline workers throughout the Cree Nation to learn, network and reboot. Offering training, practical information, professional collaboration and […]

Mother Earth will endure

The water is running. Snow is melting. The geese are flying north. I can hear and see all of this from up here in northern Ontario. I can even smell spring in the air. After an up-and-down, cold-and-warm very strange […]

Googoo gaga

Googoo gaga

I was gurgling and making strange guttural noises as my eyes rolled about horribly. And as I approached the pouting one, he cracked a smile and emitted a chuckle. Phew, I was finally making progress. My little one-year-old grandson has […]

Beyak gets the boot

Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak’s recent, well-publicized remarks on residential schools were disturbing, to say the least. When she told the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission failed to communicate all the good accomplished by […]

Decision Time: Consultation sessions end on proposed Cree constitution

Decision Time: Consultation sessions end on proposed Cree constitution

Okay Cree Nation, the ball is now in your court. With the community consultations wrapping up, the responsibility is with the members of each Cree community to decide whether to endorse the proposed Cree constitution. For the past three months […]

Snowmobile racing with Reggie and Trevor Bosum

Snowmobile racing with Reggie and Trevor Bosum

The 2017 snowmobile-racing season closed out on a high note in late March with the running of the Oujé-Bougoumou Snowmobile Challenge. Featuring cross-country races in four categories – Pro, Sport, Women’s and Beginners – the Oujé-Bougoumou Snowmobile Challenge brings together […]