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How the “Peace of the Brave” led to internal warfare among the Cree

How the “Peace of the Brave” led to internal warfare among the Cree

No one knew it at the time, except for perhaps two people. In July 2000, recently elected Cree Grand Chief Ted Moses and former PQ Premier Lucien Bouchard met for the first time in order to begin resolving several outstanding […]

Birth of a Nation

Birth of a Nation

Sit down, children, shut up, and let me tell you a story. It’s a story that will turn into a tale, spin into a legend and finally become a myth and perhaps, far into the future, will be the basis […]

Looking back on the Val-d’Or police crisis and the progress made

Looking back on the Val-d’Or police crisis and the progress made

This November marks three years since the Val-d’Or crisis erupted, after Radio-Canada’s investigative television program Enquête shined a bright light on the allegations of Indigenous women who said they’d been mistreated, harassed, profiled and taken on starlight tours outside of […]

Ouje-Bougoumou mining contamination issue remains unresolved

Ouje-Bougoumou mining contamination issue remains unresolved

Over the years the Nation has published many stories that have had an impact on the Cree of Eeyou Istchee. Some of them took on a life of their own. One that stands out is the Ouje-Bougoumou mining toxins story. […]

Third Eeyou Istchee Achievement Awards recognizes artists from across the nation

Third Eeyou Istchee Achievement Awards recognizes artists from across the nation

Cree art, both traditional and contemporary, was on display in Nemaska for the third edition of the Cree Native Arts and Crafts Association’s (CNACA) Eeyou Istchee Achievement Awards. “It’s about recognizing and promoting the artist,” CNACA executive director Gaston Cooper […]

The Viens Commission investigates Quebec’s public services and their relationship to the Indigenous population

The Viens Commission investigates Quebec’s public services and their relationship to the Indigenous population

The Viens Commission finally visited the place where a crisis in confidence in Quebec’s provincial police began three years ago, as the public inquiry into the mistreatment of Indigenous people in Quebec heard testimony at the Val-d’Or music conservatory October 15-26. The […]

Organizing the Terry Fox run in Mistissini

Organizing the Terry Fox run in Mistissini

by Anthony Rombotis, with help from Yvonne Williams My name is Anthony Rombotis and I am 11 years old. I am a Grade 5 student and I live in a community called Mistissini. When I was in Grade 2, I […]

McGill University challenged over its “Redmen” sports teams

McGill University challenged over its “Redmen” sports teams

McGill University is facing growing pressure to change the Redmen name of its male varsity sports teams, which has been used for nearly a century. While the precise origin of the nickname is uncertain, McGill historians believe it originated in […]

We survive

Bets were being placed on the Nation’s demise even before the first issue hit the printers almost 25 years ago. And some people have been praying for our end ever since. From the beginning, this newsmagazine hasn’t always been what […]

Alive and well

Eons ago, at the end of the last century, a small troupe of youthful artists got together and came up with the idea of going for it, yes, carrying out their dreams. One fine lad dreamt of becoming a big-time […]