Category: In The Issue

Nathaniel Bosum, July 9, 1989 – July 1, 2018

Nathaniel Bosum, July 9, 1989 – July 1, 2018

Almost 29 years ago Abel and Sophie Bosum welcomed Nathaniel Bosum into their lives. From the start Nathaniel was a happy child loved by the entire family. He always had a smile on his face, one that was genuine and […]

Choosing the Chair

Choosing the Chair

On July 25, the people of Eeyou Istchee go to the polls to choose who will run the Cree School Board for the next three years. While many were nominated, it has come down three candidates: the incumbent Kathleen J. […]

A new atlas maps Indigenous histories across Canada

A new atlas maps Indigenous histories across Canada

As a kid, maps and atlases brought the world to life for me, combining the stories of land and people in a visual way. So when Canadian Geographic recently asked me to help edit their new Indigenous Peoples Atlas of […]

First edition of the Eeyou Nigamuun Festival rocks Whapmagoostui

First edition of the Eeyou Nigamuun Festival rocks Whapmagoostui

Accessible only by air or by ship in late summer, organizing events in the northernmost Eeyou Istchee community of Whapmagoostui is no easy feat. However, that didn’t stop a dedicated group of community members from launching an ambitious five-day music […]

Cree writer pens book of short stories about growing up two-spirited in Eeyou Istcheen

Cree writer pens book of short stories about growing up two-spirited in Eeyou Istcheen

Storm clouds loomed over the office skylight at Native Montreal as soft-spoken Mathias Jolly, a.k.a. Maloose, introduced the audience to his newly published book Fragments. The Mistissini-born man launched a self-published collection of short stories at the organization’s home on […]

The Mikw Chiyâm festival launches a new generation of artists

The Mikw Chiyâm festival launches a new generation of artists

The Mikw Chiyâm team held its third annual arts festival June 23 in Nemaska. This is the end-of-year gathering for all students enrolled in the Mikw Chiyâm Arts Concentration Program in the James Bay area. The students displayed artwork, both […]

Cree-owned company opens new Val-d’Or hotel in record time

Cree-owned company opens new Val-d’Or hotel in record time

When Tony Gull, president of Tawich Development Corporation, told his board that building a new hotel in Val-d’Or would be a good idea, everyone readily agreed. They all knew that finding a room in this northern city was often be […]

Tea & Bannock: Cultural appropriation by the alt-right

Tea & Bannock: Cultural appropriation by the alt-right

Living in Montreal exposes me to political dynamics in Quebec. I’ve been engaging in public debates as a columnist for the newspaper Métro Montréal for about a year and a half now, so part of my job is to follow […]

Val-d’Or dinner nets a fortune for the Cree Cultural Institute

Val-d’Or dinner nets a fortune for the Cree Cultural Institute

An estimated $72,800 was donated to the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute (ACCI) during a fundraiser dinner June 13 in Val-d’Or. The funds will go towards community activities that support joint-partnerships between the Val-d’Or region and the Cree Nation. The Secretariat […]

The Montreal Native Women’s Shelter Spirit Walk beats fundraising record

The Montreal Native Women’s Shelter Spirit Walk beats fundraising record

  Bigger and stronger than ever, the 2018 edition of the’s Spirit Walk attracted 175 walkers and raised an unprecedented $32,000 to pay for a healing retreat and other services for the women and children staying in the shelter. “It’s […]