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Progress and renewal of the Cree Nation

Progress and renewal of the Cree Nation

The recent death of his son Nathaniel in a motocross racing accident made this year’s annual general meeting a challenge for Grand Chief Abel Bosum. But he said the community of Crees meeting to share and plan the way ahead, […]

Former chief petitions for new election in Waswanipi

Former chief petitions for new election in Waswanipi

A former three-term chief of Waswanipi has been nominated to run again as chief of the community. Whether or not he’ll be able to run, however, is still up in the air. John Kitchen was Chief of Waswanipi for 10 […]

Controversies heat up Chisasibi AGA

Controversies heat up Chisasibi AGA

Chisasibi’s recent Annual General Assembly featured particularly heated debate, including allegations of financial misconduct and an overall lack of transparency. A conduct committee found one council member guilty of violating the community’s code of ethics, resulting in his resignation. After […]

CTA to launch trapping course for Cree youth

CTA to launch trapping course for Cree youth

From animal sounds and bird calls to constructing a permanent all-year campsite, Cree youth may soon have better opportunities to learn the slowly dwindling art of their trapping culture. “Twenty-five per cent of Cree are under 20 years old,” Fred […]

The Graduates

The Graduates

Although I’m sure to most it feels like the school year just ended, another is upon us as the summer draws to a close. Soon, our future leaders, those who’ll form the foundation of our society, will be heading back […]

Sarah Pash talks about becoming the new CSB Chair

Sarah Pash talks about becoming the new CSB Chair

Sarah Pash will be sworn in as the new Cree School Board Chairperson this fall in Chisasibi after receiving more votes than her two opponents combined in the July 25 election. She’s still getting over the shock from the overwhelming […]

Justin MacLeod and Noah Neeposh take home hockey gold in Italy

Justin MacLeod and Noah Neeposh take home hockey gold in Italy

Like most 11-year-olds, Justin MacLeod of Mistissini and Waswanipi’s Noah Neeposh love to play hockey and to play video games – but it’s safe to say that hockey takes precedence. After successful tryouts last December, MacLeod and Neeposh were invited […]

The Nation was well represented at Osheaga

The Nation was well represented at Osheaga

by Dan Isaac and Matt Dessner In its 13th iteration, the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, the crown jewel of Canadian music festivals, invaded Parc Jean-Drapeau’s Île Notre-Dame August 3-5 for a sold-out musical odyssey while construction continues on new […]

Mistissini’s Young Entrepreneur Symposium prepares the next Cree leaders

Mistissini’s Young Entrepreneur Symposium prepares the next Cree leaders

Mistissini was buzzing in early August when the Young Entrepreneur Symposium (YES) poured out of the Youth Centre and into the community with a combination of interactive challenges and inspiring guest speakers. About 60 youth between the ages of 13 […]

Tea & Bannock: Everlasting bond

I used to spend all my summers in the bush, on the shores of Assinica Lake. My family owned Broadback Fishing Camp back then, so when the school year was over we would make our way to Chibougamau, take a […]