Category: In The Issue

Tawich Clothing launches Cree hunting and fishing line

Tawich Clothing launches Cree hunting and fishing line

When the Nation first spoke with Bruno Pereira of Tawich Clothing in January 2015 he was selling safety clothing to Goldcorp and making plans to expand the Tawich apparel line based out of Wemindji. Fast-forward to February 2017 and now […]

Métis Movement in Chibougamau?

Métis Movement in Chibougamau?

Luc Michaud admits he was surprised when he discovered a Métis ancestor through a DNA test provided by Toronto company Accu-Metrics. “My grandmother had Native blood but I couldn’t find any information on my family tree,” said Michaud. “People were […]

Working to make healthy food more accessible in Eeyou Istchee

Working to make healthy food more accessible in Eeyou Istchee

With a large family to feed, Deputy Grand Chief Rodney Mark is no stranger to the soaring cost of food in Eeyou Istchee. Now he has the statistics to prove how much more the James Bay Cree are paying to […]

Meet the CREECO Chairman

Meet the CREECO Chairman

The Nation (TN): Congratulations on once again being elected as Chairman of the BOC and President of CREECO. This is the second time you will fill this position, how have things changed since you served as Chairman of BOC/CreeCo from […]

Pushing back against institutional racism

Pushing back against institutional racism

Marginalized groups need to work together to raise awareness and push back against institutionalized racism. That was a central message heard by hundreds of people who crowded into a Concordia University conference room in Montreal February 7 to hear a […]

Young Cree arm-wrestlers take their place at the table

Young Cree arm-wrestlers take their place at the table

The 1987 Sylvester Stallone film, Over the Top, tells the story of Lincoln Hawk, a struggling truck driver and father who uses competitive arm-wrestling to rebuild his life and reunite with his young son. Faced with the daunting task of […]

Awash Utamet daycare puts culture and community first

Awash Utamet daycare puts culture and community first

The centre de la petite enfance (CPE) Awash Utamet in Chibougamau held its inauguration ceremony January 16, just under a year after receiving its daycare license from the Quebec Ministry of Families. Awash Utamet, meaning first steps, is a joint […]

Fresh eyes on Waskaganish

Fresh eyes on Waskaganish

For a southerner, the idea that Arctic waters are within reach of the family car might seem preposterous. But a paved road does reach James Bay, the southern extension of Hudson Bay, giving adventurous travellers an easy escape into remote […]

2016 GMC Sierra Denali

Cruisin’ around the Montreal Auto Show

In a city known for its long commutes, endless construction and psychotic drivers, you’d think the last thing we needed on our streets is more vehicle traffic. But apparently not, as the 2017 Montreal Auto Show proved when it took […]

“Rumble: the Indians who rocked the world” headed to Sundance

“Rumble: the Indians who rocked the world” headed to Sundance

It’s not every day your film premieres at the Sundance Film Festival, it’s even more rare that Rolling Stone magazine singles it out as one of the illustrious event’s 25 must sees. That, however, is the welcome for Rezolution Pictures’ […]