Category: In The Issue

Tea and Bannock: Love letter to Indigenous youth

Tea and Bannock: Love letter to Indigenous youth

  The thing I like the most about my work is connecting with other Indigenous youth. We are often seen as cold statistics about suicide, incarceration or child welfare. But the youth are truly out there organizing revolution, creating and […]

Mistissini’s youth centre unveils mural project

Mistissini’s youth centre unveils mural project

As this year’s Goose Break comes to an end, Mistissini youth have another reason to celebrate. On May 16, the community’s youth centre unveiled five powerful new murals that illustrate Cree culture and connection with the land. Catherine Quinn and […]

Celebrating 40 years of the Cree School Board

Celebrating 40 years of the Cree School Board

Attendees at the Regional General Assembly of the Cree School Board (CSB) in Eastmain June 5-6 marked the board’s 40th anniversary with a refreshed sense of purpose and direction. While there was some reminiscing of the CSB’s early years, this […]

Imagine a Canada supports youth and leadership through the lens of reconciliation

Imagine a Canada supports youth and leadership through the lens of reconciliation

Felicity Coon-Come Brien of Voyageur Memorial High School in Mistissini was among the few chosen for her art for the Imagine a Canada national art and leadership initiative this year. Brien’s artwork is one of 13 chosen from students across […]

Canada set to flout UNDRIP in Kinder Morgan purchase

Canada set to flout UNDRIP in Kinder Morgan purchase

  Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government risks sparking a constitutional crisis with First Nations over its $4.5 billion purchase of Kinder Morgan’s controversial Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline project. The controversial 987-kilometre pipeline expansion from Edmonton to a saltwater port in Burnaby, […]

Burlesque community comes together in support of MMIWG

Burlesque community comes together in support of MMIWG

The Montreal burlesque community came together for a colourful evening of erotic dance, featuring an entirely Indigenous line-up, on May 4. The event was a fundraiser for the Iskweu project, which aims to offer harm reduction practices and a safe […]

A young Cree activist is becoming a Quebec media star

A young Cree activist is becoming a Quebec media star

Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash is making her presence felt. Whether she’s busy being an activist, a journalist, a feminist, a student, a daughter or  simply a member of the Waswanipi Cree Nation, she is determined to make her voice heard. In francophone […]

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Part 2 of Neil Diamond’s most excellent international adventure

Even before ending up in Montenegro, I had been planning to write a travel book. I thought I had what I believed was a very clever title – Around the World in 800 Days: An Unexpurgated Account of the Travels […]

Cree Patient Services get beefed up at the Espresso

Cree Patient Services get beefed up at the Espresso

With the growing number of long-term patients, it was only a matter of time before the Espresso Hotel would provide more services for them. According to the Espresso’s new nurse, Meggie Carpel, having a nurse-and-doctor team on-site was something that […]

Historic agreement between Ontario and First Nations to share resource revenues

Historic agreement between Ontario and First Nations to share resource revenues

Historic agreements were reached between the Ontario government and First Nations partners on May 3 that will see mining and forestry revenues shared with the communities on whose lands these activities take place. The agreements to share stumpage fees and […]