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Walking the walk: Wahstauskun Journey of Hope & Mistissini Wellness Walkers

Walking the walk: Wahstauskun Journey of Hope & Mistissini Wellness Walkers

There was a moment where Tony Blackned found himself isolated on the path during the Wahstauskun Journey of Hope. “I looked ahead and saw the walkers in front were quite a bit ahead, and I looked behind and saw more […]

Aashukan Indigenous Gathering in Waskaganish

Aashukan Indigenous Gathering in Waskaganish

Around 20 representatives of Indigenous nations from Brazil, Chile, Nigeria, Mongolia, Sweden, New Zealand and other places around the world gathered in Eeyou Istchee last week to discuss economic and resource development on Indigenous lands. They shared their own personal […]

Two-day expo highlights Wemindji’s Tawich Development Corporation

Two-day expo highlights Wemindji’s Tawich Development Corporation

Almost three decades ago, the Cree Nation of Wemindji band council founded a corporation that quickly became the economic driver of the community. From gas to groceries, one can hardly step foot in the community without being serviced by Tawich […]

Val-d’Or’s annual Gabriel Commanda Walk and racial awareness week

Val-d’Or’s annual Gabriel Commanda Walk and racial awareness week

It was a beautiful, sunny day in Val-d’Or when a record number of people participated in the 17th annual Gabriel Commanda Walk March 23. The event is part of the city’s annual Week for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination organized […]

Cree Justice organizes conference for front line workers in Mistissini

Cree Justice organizes conference for front line workers in Mistissini

The Department of Justice and Correctional Services (DOJCS) hosted the “Hear, Listen, Understand” conference March 28 to 30 as a means for frontline workers throughout the Cree Nation to learn, network and reboot. Offering training, practical information, professional collaboration and […]

Decision Time: Consultation sessions end on proposed Cree constitution

Decision Time: Consultation sessions end on proposed Cree constitution

Okay Cree Nation, the ball is now in your court. With the community consultations wrapping up, the responsibility is with the members of each Cree community to decide whether to endorse the proposed Cree constitution. For the past three months […]

Snowmobile racing with Reggie and Trevor Bosum

Snowmobile racing with Reggie and Trevor Bosum

The 2017 snowmobile-racing season closed out on a high note in late March with the running of the Oujé-Bougoumou Snowmobile Challenge. Featuring cross-country races in four categories – Pro, Sport, Women’s and Beginners – the Oujé-Bougoumou Snowmobile Challenge brings together […]

Blackned family still waiting for answers as investigation is reopened

Blackned family still waiting for answers as investigation is reopened

Rose-Ann Blackned was 24 and a mother of two when her frozen body was found November 16, 1991, in Val-d’Or. She had been missing for nine days. Her family has always claimed her death was not thoroughly investigated by police. […]

Shawn Iserhoff talks sustainability at European environmental conference

Shawn Iserhoff talks sustainability at European environmental conference

Mistissini band councillor Shawn Iserhoff recently returned from a conference of environmental activists in Germany with an increased sense of enthusiasm towards environmental issues. Iserhoff attended the 6th International Convention of Environmental Laureates in Freiburg, Germany, March 9-12. The conference […]

Taking on the Yukon Wilderness

Taking on the Yukon Wilderness

As Canada approaches its 150th birthday, it’s time to take a moment to reflect on our country and what it means to be Canadian. We all know what a stereotypical Canadian is supposed to be: Timmies drinking, hockey loving, outdoorsy, […]