Category: In The Issue

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. […]

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 […]

Manuan Lafond caught the blues on the JBH and wrote a song about it – in Cree

Manuan Lafond caught the blues on the JBH and wrote a song about it – in Cree

Manuan Lafond is quite familiar with the bump and grind of the James Bay Highway. He’s dodged plenty of potholes and made countless trips from his current home in Gatineau back to the Cree Nation. Now that he’s studying at […]

Ouje-Bougoumou demands solutions to power outages

Ouje-Bougoumou demands solutions to power outages

The people of Ouje-Bougoumou are fed up with repeated power outages and are demanding a permanent solution from Hydro-Québec. While strong winds and an abundance of trees near power lines have frequently shut down the village’s electrical grid over the […]

Grand Chief denounces the SQ’s handling of Val-d’Or solidarity bracelets

Grand Chief denounces the SQ’s handling of Val-d’Or solidarity bracelets

[note: after this article was printed, the SQ agreed to stop wearing the 144 bracelets ahead of their testimony at the Viens Commission] A Quebec commission will be reviewing the practice of Sûreté du Québec (SQ) police officers in the […]

What to do for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What to do for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, out come the pink ribbons as marches and fundraisers are organized to help fight women’s cancers. In Eeyou Istchee, breast -ancer screenings for women between the ages of 50-69 are handled in a unique way – every two […]

High spirits abound despite the waits to be first buyers of legal cannabis in Montreal

High spirits abound despite the waits to be first buyers of legal cannabis in Montreal

Sprawling lineups were a fixture at the few operational Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) storefronts on the first day of legal, Canada-wide cannabis sales. In Quebec, 11 shops opened their doors to customers, three located in Montreal. And it wasn’t […]