Category: In The Issue

Cree youth succeed in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games

Cree youth succeed in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games

The final stage of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) took place in Toronto July 17-21, but for participating athletes, the preparation stretched back a whole year. More than 20 Cree athletes competed across a variety of sports as part […]

A personal tribute to Dr. Matthew Coon Come

A personal tribute to Dr. Matthew Coon Come

It is a most humbling experience to have been chosen by the people of Eeyou/Eenou Istchee to serve you as your next Grand Chief. It is also profoundly humbling to realize that I will be following in the footsteps of […]

BoC and CreeCo host second annual AGA in Wemindji

BoC and CreeCo host second annual AGA in Wemindji

The Board of Compensation (BoC) and CreeCo held their second annual general assembly July 12-13 in Wemindji. Those in attendance heard detailed reports on the various enterprises under the CreeCo portfolio and positive news regarding the BoC. “At the Board […]

After high-profile resignations, families try to keep hope in MMIWG Inquiry

After high-profile resignations, families try to keep hope in MMIWG Inquiry

When the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) was announced by the Trudeau government last August and launched a month later, there was a genuine sense of hope. Some families had been waiting decades for […]

Cree Governance Agreement signing held in Ottawa

Cree Governance Agreement signing held in Ottawa

Cree dignitaries and federal government officials gathered on the steps of Parliament Hill to sign the Cree Nation Governance Agreement July 18, capping off a nine-year negotiation process that began in 2008. The ceremony came after both the Governance Agreement […]

From trapline to statesman

From trapline to statesman

There are many defining moments in a person’s life that shape them into the person they ultimately become. One could look at Matthew Coon Come’s birth in the bush on his parent’s trapline in 1959, for instance. It’s a familiar […]

Indigenous group erect teepee at Canada 150 celebrations

Indigenous group erect teepee at Canada 150 celebrations

On the eve of the Canada 150 celebrations on Parliament Hill, a group calling themselves the Bawaating Water Protectors from Sault Ste. Marie were stopped by a wall of angry police officers while trying to set up a teepee on […]

Air Creebec reflects and looks to future on 35th anniversary

Air Creebec reflects and looks to future on 35th anniversary

On July 5, 1982, a bright orange Twin Otter took off from the Val-d’Or airport. After stops in Matagami, Rupert House, Eastmain, Wemindji and Fort George, the plane landed in Whapmagoostui, marking the maiden voyage of Air Creebec and Eeyou […]

Canada adopts Cree Governance Act

Canada adopts Cree Governance Act

Almost a decade of preparing for Cree autonomy finally paid off for the Grand Council of the Cree on June 16, when the Liberal government cabinet approved the Cree Governance Act. The only problem was they couldn’t tell anyone about […]

Romeo Saganash’s statement on Canada 150 sideswiped by plagiarism allegation

Romeo Saganash’s statement on Canada 150 sideswiped by plagiarism allegation

Romeo Saganash came out swinging at Canada for celebrating 150 years of colonialism in his July 1 Globe and Mail op-ed column titled, “150 years of cultural genocide: Today, like all days, is an insult.” Unfortunately, his condemnation of Canada […]