Category: In The Issue

Nunavik’s Ivakkak dogsled race is helping renew Inuit traditions

Nunavik’s Ivakkak dogsled race is helping renew Inuit traditions

The silence of white wilderness is broken by the rhythm of paws on snow and the exhilarated cries of mushers gliding across frozen tundra. Dogsledding has been an integral part of nomadic Inuit culture for thousands of years, providing essential […]

Israel Mianscum is the great Cree hope in this year’s QMJHL entry draft

Israel Mianscum is the great Cree hope in this year’s QMJHL entry draft

The hopes of hockey fans across Eeyou Istchee will be with a young hockey player from Mistissini later this spring, when the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League holds its annual entry draft at Quebec City’s Centre Videotron. Fresh off a […]

Waskaganish’s Andrea Mcleod is the new Miss Eeyou/Eenou Nation

Waskaganish’s Andrea Mcleod is the new Miss Eeyou/Eenou Nation

Held every two years, the Miss Eeyou/Eenou Nation (MEEN) pageant was hosted by the Cree Women of Eeyou Istchee Association (CWEIA) on March 2 in Chisasibi, where Andrea Mcleod of Waskaganish was crowned the winner. Theresa Gunner of Mistissini was the […]

Montreal Outdoor, Hunting, Fishing and Camping Show 2019

Montreal Outdoor, Hunting, Fishing and Camping Show 2019

The Nation has been going to these yearly shows so long it has become a ritual, a pilgrimage if you will. Just as geese herald the beginning of spring for Eeyou Istchee, so does the Montreal Outdoor, Hunting, Fishing and […]

“Life-changing” child-welfare legislation will shift jurisdiction to Indigenous communities

“Life-changing” child-welfare legislation will shift jurisdiction to Indigenous communities

On February 28, Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan introduced the long-awaited Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families. The legislation was tabled in the House of Commons with partners from the Assembly of First […]

Sharing an experience: Children of God honours residential-school survivors through musical theatre

Sharing an experience: Children of God honours residential-school survivors through musical theatre

The history of Canada’s residential-school system is so tragic that its repercussions can hover over the families of its survivors like an immense shadow, perceived but never discussed. Such was the case for Corey Payette, who decided to honour his […]

Website launched to preserve Indian residential-school survivors’ testimonies

Website launched to preserve Indian residential-school survivors’ testimonies

The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat is calling for survivors who made claims during the Independent Assessment Process to decide what to do with their records and testimonies before they are destroyed. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in October […]

Mikw Chiyam students from Mistissini participate and perform at WE Day Montreal

Mikw Chiyam students from Mistissini participate and perform at WE Day Montreal

Known for celebrity-endorsed fundraising and enthusiastic motivational speakers, the WE children’s charity shifted gears this year at the live WE Day event in Montreal. Taking place February 11 and 12 at Théâtre St-Denis, WE Day Montreal still brought high-energy musical […]

Canada’s Indigenous language legislation promises much but lacks resources

Canada’s Indigenous language legislation promises much but lacks resources

The federal government’s legislation to support the preservation and promotion of Indigenous languages met with a mixed reception after its introduction in early February, with some groups feeling left out of the development process and others waiting to see if […]

Cree Nation Youth Council organizes first health conference

Cree Nation Youth Council organizes first health conference

Delegates from the Cree Nation Youth Council and health professionals across the Cree Nation gathered in Nemaska February 12-14 for the Cree Nation Youth Council’s inaugural health conference. The Cree Health Board, Eeyou Eenou Police Force and the Cree Nation […]