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Special Care for Special Needs

The goal was to clarify who has special needs, understand those needs, identify possible solutions, document recommendations and suggest implementation strategies. At the same time, parents with special-needs children had the opportunity to attend workshops. It was a chance to […]

Music to my ears

The music turned on everyone in that venue. The audience was comprised of hardline politicians, small business entrepreneurs, mayors and chiefs, not to mention nearly every economic development officer from all the communities. This was the icing on the cake, […]

The last 10 years

Our professionalism has been of the highest standards. As proof of this, every year we win awards for our work. Though we don’t normally brag I will let part of our record speak for itself. These are the awards we […]

Banning Alcohol in Chisasibi

What started out as a tailing pond bursting due to abnormally heavy precipitation in the beginning of the summer has evolved into an ongoing saga of head-butting, improper testing and, finally the bad news, that it ain’t over yet. Though […]

The Nation Timeline part 2

Jan. 24, 2003: Cree legal eagles join bigger flock – James Bay Cree lawyers Mainville & Associates sign up with Montreal’s Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Feb. 7, 2003: SNC-Lavalin to build artillery test site in Cree territory – Non-Native James […]

The Nation Timeline part 1

Dec. 15, 1993: Hydro job creation myth – Hydro-Québec agreed, in 1986, to create 154 person-years of employment for Crees, only 10 to 20 achieved Jan. 20, 1994: The land is our dictionary – The Cree School Board’s Paul Gull […]

Addressing the State of the Cree Nation

From where the minor weaknesses lie within the Cree Nation to what makes the Crees stronger than any other Aboriginal community in Canada, Grand Chief Matthew Mukash straight talks with the magazine about the nation’s health and welfare, economics, sovereignty, […]

Further Containing the Contaminants

On June 23, a tailings pond at the defunct Opimiska mine burst, washing out a nearby road and flooding Slam Creek with large amounts of metals and the toxic chemicals used in their extraction. Slam Creek flows directly into the […]

Further Containing the Contaminants

On June 23, a tailings pond at the defunct Opimiska mine burst, washing out a nearby road and flooding Slam Creek with large amounts of metals and the toxic chemicals used in their extraction. Slam Creek flows directly into the […]

In the beginning…

The discs turned out fairly unscratched sounds and the beat increased to a frenzied rhythm. Some feet were itching to try out the unusual music. Some ears were sensitive to anything different. Whatever the music was, it was new and […]