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Into the vortex

I cannot recall many winters as cold as this one. This winter started with a lot of snowstorms in December and then in January we got more snow and the temperatures here in northern Ontario dropped to -30º and felt […]

Hollow Day

The federal government will consider a bill to make September 30 a statutory holiday across Canada to commemorate a “National Truth and Reconciliation Day.” This, after the House of Commons heritage committee approved a measure February 5 to usurp the […]

Tea & Bannock: Mary

I moved up north, over a year ago, for many reasons. Nuuhkum was one of them. Because of life circumstances, I grew up away from her. I’ve always been very close to my grandparents on my mom’s side, but nuuhkum […]

Research project presents initial results on decline of staple food for geese

Research project presents initial results on decline of staple food for geese

Since the completion of the second phase of the La Grande Complex in the 1990s, eelgrass, a perennial flowering underwater plant and staple food for migrating geese, has been on the decline in coastal Eeyou Istchee. “I feel sorry for […]

Overnight fire destroys Nemiscau camp cafeteria

Overnight fire destroys Nemiscau camp cafeteria

The cafeteria at the Nemiscau work camp, 18 kilometres from the Cree community of Nemaska, burned down on the night of January 30. No injuries were reported, but damages are estimated at over $1 million. In addition to the cafeteria, […]

New Canada Food Guide confirms Cree Public Health nutrition advice

New Canada Food Guide confirms Cree Public Health nutrition advice

The updated Canada Food Guide was released in January and at first glance it may appear that following the new plant-heavy guidelines could be a challenge for residents of the north. Not, however, according to Chantal Vinet-Lanouette, a nutritionist at […]

Makivik Corporation celebrates its 40th anniversary

Makivik Corporation celebrates its 40th anniversary

An anniversary gala was held last November in Kuujjuaq celebrated the 40th anniversary of the creation of Nunavik’s Makivik Corporation. Incorporated on June 28, 1978, to administer the funds from the 1975 James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), Makivik’s […]

Nemaska Lithium mining project presents a dilemma for community

Nemaska Lithium mining project presents a dilemma for community

A change to the service agreement between the Cree First Nation of Nemaska and the mining company, Nemaska Lithium, has presented a dilemma over human resource development to service the Whabouchi lithium mine. Initially, the agreement with Nemaska Lithium would […]

Cree Cultural Institute receives Governor General’s honour for Footprints exhibition

Cree Cultural Institute receives Governor General’s honour for Footprints exhibition

The Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute picked up the Governor General’s prestigious History Award for Excellence in Museums for its exhibit Footprints: A Walk Through Generations during an elaborate ceremony in Rideau Hall in Ottawa January 28. Governor General Julie Payette […]

Quebec’s long-gun registry triggers opposition in Eeyou Istchee

Quebec’s long-gun registry triggers opposition in Eeyou Istchee

The deadline for Quebec’s new long-gun registry came and went January 29 with less than a quarter of the province’s estimated 1.6 million shotguns and rifles registered – and compliance is believed to be much lower in Eeyou Istchee. According […]