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The Mikw Chiyâm festival launches a new generation of artists

The Mikw Chiyâm festival launches a new generation of artists

The Mikw Chiyâm team held its third annual arts festival June 23 in Nemaska. This is the end-of-year gathering for all students enrolled in the Mikw Chiyâm Arts Concentration Program in the James Bay area. The students displayed artwork, both […]

Cree-owned company opens new Val-d’Or hotel in record time

Cree-owned company opens new Val-d’Or hotel in record time

When Tony Gull, president of Tawich Development Corporation, told his board that building a new hotel in Val-d’Or would be a good idea, everyone readily agreed. They all knew that finding a room in this northern city was often be […]

Tea & Bannock: Cultural appropriation by the alt-right

Tea & Bannock: Cultural appropriation by the alt-right

Living in Montreal exposes me to political dynamics in Quebec. I’ve been engaging in public debates as a columnist for the newspaper Métro Montréal for about a year and a half now, so part of my job is to follow […]

Val-d’Or dinner nets a fortune for the Cree Cultural Institute

Val-d’Or dinner nets a fortune for the Cree Cultural Institute

An estimated $72,800 was donated to the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute (ACCI) during a fundraiser dinner June 13 in Val-d’Or. The funds will go towards community activities that support joint-partnerships between the Val-d’Or region and the Cree Nation. The Secretariat […]

The Montreal Native Women’s Shelter Spirit Walk beats fundraising record

The Montreal Native Women’s Shelter Spirit Walk beats fundraising record

  Bigger and stronger than ever, the 2018 edition of the’s Spirit Walk attracted 175 walkers and raised an unprecedented $32,000 to pay for a healing retreat and other services for the women and children staying in the shelter. “It’s […]

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto turns design into empowerment

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto turns design into empowerment

Beautifully blending culture, tradition and design, Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto succeeded in presenting something far beyond a conventional fashion show. From May 31 to June 2, models strutted the work of Indigenous designers from around the world up and down […]

First Nations hockey team turns racist incidents during Quebec tournament into positive action

First Nations hockey team turns racist incidents during Quebec tournament into positive action

Members of a First Nations hockey team subjected to racist taunts at a recent tournament in Quebec City are feeling encouraged by the cross-Canada support they have received and hope the resulting attention will help root out racism in the […]

Attention to Val-d’Or policing problem leads to positive change for local Indigenous

Attention to Val-d’Or policing problem leads to positive change for local Indigenous

Often derided as the “Sin City of the North,” Val-d’Or has seen its share of crises over the last decade. There’s also been opportunity in the face of these challenges. Through documenting and developing programing to address the issues, the […]

Protecting Waswanipi’s Broadback forest from a renewed threat

Protecting Waswanipi’s Broadback forest from a renewed threat

When the Cree Nation Government signed a forestry co-management agreement with the Quebec government in 2015, Waswanipi members were unhappy that the protected area did not include their section of the Broadback Valley. A letter from Premier Philippe Couillard was […]

How the Nation brought home the hardware from the QCNA Awards Gala

How the Nation brought home the hardware from the QCNA Awards Gala

For over two decades the Nation has participated in the Quebec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA) Awards, a gala to honour journalists, photographers, editors and publishers from across the province for their work in community media. And every year we’ve taken […]