Category: In The Issue

A Cree Gentleman Follows Tshkabesh to Europe

A Cree Gentleman Follows Tshkabesh to Europe

My father was a great storyteller. He wouldn’t announce which story he was to tell like many others with this talent. He’d be lying on the couch in the quiet of our home and out of the blue, he would […]

Northern Healing: medical student reflects on time spent in Mistissini

Northern Healing: medical student reflects on time spent in Mistissini

by Andrés G. Griborio-Guzmán, as told to Ana P. Castillo-Méndez As a medical student at McGill University, I knew I would go to Mistissini for my rural family medicine rotation in January. Besides the wintry weather, I was not sure […]

Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal asks Prime Minister Trudeau to fund housing project

Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal asks Prime Minister Trudeau to fund housing project

In a speech to the United Nations last September, Prime Minister Trudeau spoke of Canada’s poor treatment of Indigenous peoples, highlighting the “human-rights crisis” of violence against Indigenous women and girls, and pledged concrete steps toward reconciliation. Now Nakuset – […]

Reviewing the progress made by the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network

Reviewing the progress made by the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network

A decade ago, Nakuset, the Executive Director of the Montreal Native Women’s Shelter, took it upon herself to gather together as many Native groups as possible to see what issues could be address and goals accomplished by working together. Today, […]

Fear and loathing: the message at the Women’s Show was clear – don’t age

Fear and loathing: the message at the Women’s Show was clear – don’t age

Billed as “The Ultimate Girls Day Out,” the National Women’s Show was jam-packed with vendors and presenters trying to sell their goods and services to the thousands of women that flocked to the April 20-22 event to sample, savour, get […]

The Tourist Train: the Nation’s annual summer tourism guide

The Tourist Train: the Nation’s annual summer tourism guide

As the snow melts and spring becomes a certainty here in Montreal, people are emerging from hibernation, losing layers and getting out to enjoy what the city has to offer. While warm weather might still be a few weeks away […]

Staying on message: AFN’s Special Chiefs Assembly recap

Staying on message: AFN’s Special Chiefs Assembly recap

With the number of Indigenous issues making national headlines in recent months –such as the Colten Boushie verdict, the Kinder Morgan protest, and the papal non-apology – staying focused can be a daunting task at Assembly of First Nations meetings. […]

Remembering the past, and planning for the future of the Cree Health Board

Remembering the past, and planning for the future of the Cree Health Board

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) held its regional general assembly in Waswanipi April 10-12, under the theme “Working Together Towards a Healthy Future”. Key delegates from within the […]

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Building on the past: honouring the architect of Oujé-Bougoumou’s first structure

A Shaputuan – sometimes spelled sabutan – is a traditional Cree longhouse shelter with a door on each end. One door represents a respect for knowledge passed forward from the Elders. The other symbolizes new kinds of learning taken out […]

From canvas to clothes: how a renowned Cree artist is making her art and designs prêt-à-porter

From canvas to clothes: how a renowned Cree artist is making her art and designs prêt-à-porter

Whapmagoostui’s Natasia Mukash is known as a talented painter and visual artist. Now she is taking her traditionally inspired work in a new direction. She’s making her artwork wearable by designing textiles and printing her designs onto premade garments. “I […]