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Celebrating 40 years of the Cree School Board

Celebrating 40 years of the Cree School Board

Attendees at the Regional General Assembly of the Cree School Board (CSB) in Eastmain June 5-6 marked the board’s 40th anniversary with a refreshed sense of purpose and direction. While there was some reminiscing of the CSB’s early years, this […]

Imagine a Canada supports youth and leadership through the lens of reconciliation

Imagine a Canada supports youth and leadership through the lens of reconciliation

Felicity Coon-Come Brien of Voyageur Memorial High School in Mistissini was among the few chosen for her art for the Imagine a Canada national art and leadership initiative this year. Brien’s artwork is one of 13 chosen from students across […]

The Nation’s annual roundup of ways to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

The Nation’s annual roundup of ways to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

This June 21 marks Canada’s first official National Indigenous Peoples Day. Of course, it’s not a new day, nor a statutory holiday – just a name for a day. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the name-change announcement during last year’s […]

New role models to empower the youth

New role models to empower the youth

For countless kids around the world, comic books are the gateway to reading for pleasure and an opportunity to project themselves into imaginative stories of powerful heroes. Naturally, they look for characters they can relate to. Finding accurate depictions in […]

Canada set to flout UNDRIP in Kinder Morgan purchase

Canada set to flout UNDRIP in Kinder Morgan purchase

  Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government risks sparking a constitutional crisis with First Nations over its $4.5 billion purchase of Kinder Morgan’s controversial Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline project. The controversial 987-kilometre pipeline expansion from Edmonton to a saltwater port in Burnaby, […]

A Simple Message

Grand Chief Abel Bosum’s presentation May 29 to the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples is an appropriate message for our National Aboriginal Day issue. Invited to speak on MP Romeo Saganash’s private member’s bill to adopt the United Nations […]

Longest day, shortest night

The waters are rushing off into swirls of pools glisten in the noonday sun. It’s like a desert in intensity, yet there’s water everywhere, trapped in its frozen form and rendered into the life of the earth – water. It’s […]

Burlesque community comes together in support of MMIWG

Burlesque community comes together in support of MMIWG

The Montreal burlesque community came together for a colourful evening of erotic dance, featuring an entirely Indigenous line-up, on May 4. The event was a fundraiser for the Iskweu project, which aims to offer harm reduction practices and a safe […]

A young Cree activist is becoming a Quebec media star

A young Cree activist is becoming a Quebec media star

Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash is making her presence felt. Whether she’s busy being an activist, a journalist, a feminist, a student, a daughter or  simply a member of the Waswanipi Cree Nation, she is determined to make her voice heard. In francophone […]

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Part 2 of Neil Diamond’s most excellent international adventure

Even before ending up in Montenegro, I had been planning to write a travel book. I thought I had what I believed was a very clever title – Around the World in 800 Days: An Unexpurgated Account of the Travels […]