Category: Culture and Tradition

Robin's Nest Opening Waswanipi Sept 25, 2017 Photo: K. Morrow

Waswanipi shelter offers a safe haven for abused women and children

  They say it takes a community to raise a child but the Cree have learned it takes one to protect women also. Robin’s Nest, a women’s shelter located in Waswanipi, opened its doors on September 25. Linda L. Shecapio, […]

Eeyou Istchee’s political women reflect on their experience

Eeyou Istchee’s political women reflect on their experience

Even as they are traditional wardens of the land and mothers to its children, women in Cree politics balance the responsibility of representing the people who have elected them into power. Inspired by the recent election of Mandy Gull as […]

The annual Nishiiyuu Council of Elders Gathering brings cultural support to communities

The annual Nishiiyuu Council of Elders Gathering brings cultural support to communities

“Sometimes I forget who I am,” said Douglas Ottereyes after the annual Nishiiyuu Council of Elders Gathering held in Eastmain August 22-25. “The gathering taught me how to keep our tradition alive, our culture and our language. It taught me […]

First People’s Fest explores issues of Indigenous identity

First People’s Fest explores issues of Indigenous identity

Aboriginal culture and recognition was celebrated during the 27th First People’s Festival in Montréal August 2-9 with films, live music and art installations that showcased multi-disciplinary Indigenous art from around the globe. The opening gala at the BanQ National Library […]

Whapmagoostui launches ‘Helping Homes’ to address housing crisis

Whapmagoostui launches ‘Helping Homes’ to address housing crisis

In response to Whapmagoostui’s severe housing shortage, Chief Louisa Wynne has turned to North Bay, Ontario-based SuperSHELL Homes Corporation. Chief Wynne was in North Bay July 19 to announce the launch of the Washkahagun Wechihitowin (“Helping Homes”) project along with […]

National Indigenous People’s Day

National Indigenous People’s Day

Aboriginal Day has come and gone and, for the most part, Canadians have gone about their lives, as usual, without noticing. In this time of reconciliation, it could be time for the federal government to recognize June 21 as a […]

Healthy ammunition

Healthy ammunition

While it’s no secret that fresh hunted meat is about the healthiest thing Crees can eat, lead shot can cause some rather serious health problems, according to the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay. Thankfully, there […]

A “how-to” on traditional snowshoe making from George Longchap

A “how-to” on traditional snowshoe making from George Longchap

Making snowshoes is in George Longchap’s blood. He learned by watching his father, who learned from watching his father, and today Longchap is teaching his daughter the tradition. “In my childhood days I always watched my dad making snowshoes and […]

Konnected.TV: Eeyou Istchee tours the Americas

Konnected.TV: Eeyou Istchee tours the Americas

Konnected.TV is adding up the air miles, having taken the host and crew to Hawaii and across Latin America, including Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Columbia. The APTN documentary series follows the journey of Cree host Pakesso Mukash as he interacts […]

Following Romeo Saganash through Eeyou Istchee in “Le centre du monde”

Following Romeo Saganash through Eeyou Istchee in “Le centre du monde”

Following last winter’s mass murder in a shooting spree in La Loche, Saskatchewan, and the continuing epidemic of suicide in Attawapiskat and other Indigenous communities, media commentators argued that isolation is to blame. The misery and despair, they said, were […]