Category: In The Issue

People’s Choice: Eeyou Istchee’s candidates for Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief

People’s Choice: Eeyou Istchee’s candidates for Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief

It’s election time again for the Cree Nation Government’s top positions. This year will see a new Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief elected. Advance polls are on July 5 and election day is July 12 to decide which one […]

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Crees take advantage of opportunities at Stornoway’s Renard mine

Growing up with the Troilus gold and copper mine on his family trapline, it’s only natural that Solomon Awashish of Mistissini gravitated towards a career in the mining industry. “All my uncles and aunts worked at the mine site,” Awashish […]

Caribou herd avoids zoo, Cree focus now on own dwindling numbers

Caribou herd avoids zoo, Cree focus now on own dwindling numbers

Quebec’s unilateral decision to relocate a caribou herd from the Val-d’Or region to the Zoo sauvage de St-Félicien has been reversed. Faced with a public outcry, the zoo decided to drop its request to the provincial government to move the […]

AFN signs memorandum of understanding with Trudeau government

AFN signs memorandum of understanding with Trudeau government

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Prime Minister Trudeau signed a memorandum of understanding that sets out an ongoing engagement to ensure progress on issues facing the Indigenous peoples of Canada. More specifically, it calls for three […]

The Nation receives multiple honours at newspaper awards gala

The Nation receives multiple honours at newspaper awards gala

The Nation took home a total of 10 awards – plus an honourable mention – at the Quebec Community Newspaper Association’s awards gala in Sainte-Adele June 2. The awards haul included three first-place finishes, three runners-up and four third-place prizes. […]

APTN announces Aboriginal Day Live; other celebrations planned in Val-d’Or, Chibougamau

APTN announces Aboriginal Day Live; other celebrations planned in Val-d’Or, Chibougamau

An impromptu freestyle rap announced the line-up of 2017’s Aboriginal Day Live (ADL) at a press conference livestreamed May 25 on Facebook by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). “It’s 8 am in LA, so this has got to be the […]

Inquiry into Quebec-Indigenous relations gets underway in Val-d’Or

Inquiry into Quebec-Indigenous relations gets underway in Val-d’Or

Quebec’s Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous peoples and certain public services in Quebec is more than just a mouthful of words. It’s an opportunity to get things right, by ensuring that Indigenous people in Quebec receive fair treatment […]

Moses family runs 10k in Ottawa for diabetes

Moses family runs 10k in Ottawa for diabetes

Travelling long distances on foot is nothing new for the Cree. But the culture of running long-distance races for fun is still a recent phenomenon. As communities encourage health and wellness, more Crees are discovering that running is a natural […]

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Tensions high as Thunder Bay police face scrutiny for dismissing Indigenous deaths

The body of 17-year-old Tammy Keeash was pulled from Thunder Bay’s McIntyre River on May 7. On May 18, 14-year-old Josiah Begg’s body was found in the same river. Both Indigenous teens went missing the night of May 6. Keeash […]

Native Women’s shelter coordinator seeking Indigenous mentors for youth in care

Native Women’s shelter coordinator seeking Indigenous mentors for youth in care

While Eeyou Istchee usually manages to keep Cree children with Cree families, Indigenous children from across Quebec often end up in urban group homes for a myriad of reasons. And every one of them could use a mentor who is […]