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Reconciliation totem travels from B.C. to Montreal

Reconciliation totem travels from B.C. to Montreal

Charles Joseph was 13 years old when he left residential school for good. “When I got home my grandparents took my residential school clothes and burnt them in front of me. They told me, ‘That’s not you,’” Joseph said emphatically. […]

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Kayleigh Spencer represents Eeyou Istchee at Gathering of Nations’ Miss Indian World Pageant

It was a whirlwind week for Eeyou Istchee’s Kayleigh Spencer. The inaugural Miss Eeyou/Eenou competed for a chance at the title of Miss Indian World 2017, from April 25-29, at the Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Spencer […]

Cree Cultural Institute launches travelling exhibit

Cree Cultural Institute launches travelling exhibit

It’s a time of reflection and gratitude for Abel Bosum as he welcomes the crowd gathered in Oujé-Bougoumou to inaugurate the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute’s first traveling exhibition. “We’ve accomplished something here,” Bosum told the Nation. “It’s certainly a wonderful […]

Wemindji celebrates Joy Ottereyes’ life in naming of new school

Wemindji celebrates Joy Ottereyes’ life in naming of new school

Cute dresses and winter toques flashed here and there as swarms of people squeezed through the open doors of Joy Ottereyes Rainbow Memorial School (JORMS) on April 27. The smell of turkey wafted through the bright hallways, and an acoustic […]

Summer Times: the Nation’s 2017 tourism guide

Summer Times: the Nation’s 2017 tourism guide

As the last of the snow melts, it’s time to plan how to take advantage of the warm weather and time away from work or school. There’s a plethora of activities available to Quebecers. So if you’re planning a few […]

C.R.E.E. Minor Hockey Tournament & Hockey Season Roundup

C.R.E.E. Minor Hockey Tournament & Hockey Season Roundup

Spring hockey was in full swing earlier this month, as the 25th Annual Cree Minor Hockey Tournament took place with games in Val-d’Or, Senneterre and Malartic. An impressive 111 teams participated in 13 competitive and recreational categories, ranging from Beginner […]

Constitution stalled as Waskaganish Chief wants more time to study proposal

Constitution stalled as Waskaganish Chief wants more time to study proposal

Every Cree community band council but one – Waskaganish – has now passed a resolution supporting the proposed Cree constitution and governance agreement. Despite a community assembly and band council meeting called to address the issue April 13, the band […]

The band Midnight Shine poses for photos outside of Coalition Music in Toronto on Wednesday, May 04, 2016. The band is compromised of musicians from Northern Ontario First Nations Communities, left to right, bassist Stan Louttit from Moose Factory, lead guitar Zach Tomatuk from Moose Factory, lead singer Adrian Sutherland from Attawapiskat, and drummer George Gillies from Fort Albany.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Cree artists climbing up the charts

As all of Eeyou Istchee prepares for a productive Goose Break, Adrian Sutherland and the guys from Midnight Shine are packing their gear for a different rite of passage. This marks the second year in a row for the band […]

CNG responds to Moose Cree motion supporting Canada and Ontario in land claim

CNG responds to Moose Cree motion supporting Canada and Ontario in land claim

The Moose Cree have filed a motion in Ontario Superior Court against the Cree Nation Government (CNG) land claim that seeks to have Canada and the province recognize Aboriginal rights and title for the Quebec Crees on a portion of […]

Hearty fare for the hunter

Hearty fare for the hunter

While some Crees have already taken a goose in the south, others are just gearing up to hit the blinds to enjoy this year’s Goose Break. Before that first kill, our hunters may need something warm to come home to […]