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First Nations hockey team turns racist incidents during Quebec tournament into positive action

First Nations hockey team turns racist incidents during Quebec tournament into positive action

Members of a First Nations hockey team subjected to racist taunts at a recent tournament in Quebec City are feeling encouraged by the cross-Canada support they have received and hope the resulting attention will help root out racism in the […]

Attention to Val-d’Or policing problem leads to positive change for local Indigenous

Attention to Val-d’Or policing problem leads to positive change for local Indigenous

Often derided as the “Sin City of the North,” Val-d’Or has seen its share of crises over the last decade. There’s also been opportunity in the face of these challenges. Through documenting and developing programing to address the issues, the […]

Protecting Waswanipi’s Broadback forest from a renewed threat

Protecting Waswanipi’s Broadback forest from a renewed threat

When the Cree Nation Government signed a forestry co-management agreement with the Quebec government in 2015, Waswanipi members were unhappy that the protected area did not include their section of the Broadback Valley. A letter from Premier Philippe Couillard was […]

How the Nation brought home the hardware from the QCNA Awards Gala

How the Nation brought home the hardware from the QCNA Awards Gala

For over two decades the Nation has participated in the Quebec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA) Awards, a gala to honour journalists, photographers, editors and publishers from across the province for their work in community media. And every year we’ve taken […]

Celebrating four decades of Cree education while laying out plans for the future

Celebrating four decades of Cree education while laying out plans for the future

The roots for the Cree School Board (CSB) grew out of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. According to the CSB’s Director General, Abraham Jolly, that’s what the first 40 years has been focused on: establishing roots for a […]

Pride of the Nation

I remember a famous quote of Campbell’s Soup CEO Doug Conant from my school days. “To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” That is something I have tried to bring to every endeavour I have […]

The NHL Playoffs (Part 2)

The culmination of two teams’ deep runs made this a playoff worth remembering. With their bandwagon pretty full, the Winnipeg Jets took us all the way to the Western Conference Finals. But alas, they had to bow out to the […]

A Miner’s Prayer

If you live in Ontario you will be treated to a lot of great music this summer. One performer in particular is shining these days – Matt James (Naveau) of Mattagami First Nation. Matt grew up as part of a […]

Tea and Bannock: Love letter to Indigenous youth

Tea and Bannock: Love letter to Indigenous youth

  The thing I like the most about my work is connecting with other Indigenous youth. We are often seen as cold statistics about suicide, incarceration or child welfare. But the youth are truly out there organizing revolution, creating and […]

Mistissini’s youth centre unveils mural project

Mistissini’s youth centre unveils mural project

As this year’s Goose Break comes to an end, Mistissini youth have another reason to celebrate. On May 16, the community’s youth centre unveiled five powerful new murals that illustrate Cree culture and connection with the land. Catherine Quinn and […]