Category: In The Issue

Two Crees survive Spain’s traditional test of manhood

Two Crees survive Spain’s traditional test of manhood

When Cree lawyer Jean-Paul Murdoch suggested to his son Max that they experience the famous Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, he never expected Max to take him seriously. “We were talking about philosophy, because he’s 20 and not […]

Mamoweedow Memories

Mamoweedow Memories

— Photos & Story by Katie Webb — Being at Mamoweedow is like looking through a window to the past. No running water, no electricity, a way of living before any modern convenience. Every summer in July, much of Chisasibi […]

Hudson Bay Company’s first trading post is where the Cree said it was

Hudson Bay Company’s first trading post is where the Cree said it was

This summer’s Archaeology Month demonstrated the power of First Nations storytelling and oral tradition as Waskaganish encouraged people to visit their region and the partially excavated remains of the Fort Charles archaeological site, home to the Hudson Bay Company’s first […]

Heavy Montreal returns after a year-long hiatus

Heavy Montreal returns after a year-long hiatus

After last year’s absence, Heavy Montreal renewed its high-decibel attack July 28 and 29 at Parc Jean-Drapeau with a line-up featuring Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and Limp Bizkit. The vibe over the weekend was a hot soup of aggression mixed […]

A good education is important today

A good education is important today

— by Clarence Tomatuk — Long ago I went to school – not at Old Factory in James Bay, nor in Wemindji – but somewhere far away. My family lived at Old Factory on an island on James Bay before […]

Q052 raps about rez realities on his debut album

Q052 raps about rez realities on his debut album

Music has long been a powerful force championed by movements seeking social change, ranging from subtle messages of empowerment to more explicitly provocative songs that demand action with a heightened sense of urgency. Mi’kmaq rapper Q052 certainly belongs to the […]

First Nations wrestling star highlights ring action for Waskaganish anniversary

First Nations wrestling star highlights ring action for Waskaganish anniversary

Whether you call it a guilty pleasure or the coolest thing you’ve ever seen on TV – Crees love wrestling. So for Waskaganish’s 350th establishment celebration, it was time for a mega rumble July 16 and 17 at the Rupert […]

More honours for Cree Justice innovator Donnie Nicholls

More honours for Cree Justice innovator Donnie Nicholls

Donnie Nicholls is no stranger to distinction. In addition to holding three Bachelors and a Masters degree in the fields of economics and law, he also attended the Harvard Business School for Advanced Management Program, received a Cree Nation Achievement Foundation […]

Tea & Bannock: The legacy of Skoden

Tea & Bannock: The legacy of Skoden

For millennials like myself, meme culture is now a big part of our social interactions on Facebook. Over the years, it has become the most common form of humour on social medias and became so viral that some universities like […]

Mines and communities work together to fight forest fires during hot and dry July

Mines and communities work together to fight forest fires during hot and dry July

Quebec mining companies played a vital part in communicating with First Nations communities and hosting firefighters from elsewhere in Canada and the United States during July as 400 firefighters were flown in to help contain forest fires resulting from lightning […]