Category: In The Issue

Waskaganish’s ‘forbidden’ powwow a resounding success

Waskaganish’s ‘forbidden’ powwow a resounding success

It was a windy and rainy evening when we arrived in Waskaganish on the first evening of the community’s much-contested powwow September 21-23. The winds were so strong they knocked the powwow tent down. Besides worrying about the weather, there […]

Eeyou Istchee will tolerate cannabis when Canada legalizes it

Eeyou Istchee will tolerate cannabis when Canada legalizes it

In the past 12 months, according to the Cree Health Board, more than one in four Crees have used cannabis – including more than half of Cree high school students. One in six Cree high schoolers used cannabis daily. Like […]

Biggest natural disaster since 1998 ice storm hits Ottawa

Biggest natural disaster since 1998 ice storm hits Ottawa

The Cree School Board’s post-secondary department (CSBPS) is implementing new safety protocols and procedures to better prepare their students after the six tornadoes that ravaged the Ottawa-Gatineau region last month. Environment Canada reported three tornadoes, most likely EF-1 tornadoes with […]

Volunteers walk Montreal streets to protect the city’s most vulnerable

Volunteers walk Montreal streets to protect the city’s most vulnerable

The Wolf Pack Patrol is a volunteer-run organization started by Al Harrington, a former outreach worker for the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal, just over six months ago in response to a lack of support for the vulnerable Indigenous men […]

Royal Mint releases $30 coin celebrating the fancy dance

Royal Mint releases $30 coin celebrating the fancy dance

The Royal Canadian Mint partnered up with McGill University’s First Peoples’ House (FPH) September 21 to present their new limited edition silver $30 coin depicting a fancy dancer in full regalia. The Mint used the opportunity of the FPH’s 17th […]

Crees offer solidarity to Finnish Indigenous communities

Crees offer solidarity to Finnish Indigenous communities

For many Indigenous groups fighting to maintain their culture, it can often feel like a lonely, uphill battle. Standing up to corporate interests is never easy, but the rise of an interconnected world can support international resistance. Facing dispossession of […]

“I’m only six years old, I can’t travel alone” Cree parents prevented from accompanying son on medevac to Montreal

“I’m only six years old, I can’t travel alone” Cree parents prevented from accompanying son on medevac to Montreal

Seriously ill, Pelle Loon Jr. couldn’t understand why he was boarding an airplane to Montreal all by himself, as his mother tearfully tried to explain what was happening on the tarmac in Chibougamau. The six-year-old boy was being medevaced to […]

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06/09/2018
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Her Excellency presents the Member insignia of the Order of Canada to Abel Bosum.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, invested 8 Officers and 31 Members into the Order of Canada on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Rideau Hall.

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Son Excellence remet l’insigne de Membre de l’Ordre du Canada à Abel Bosum.

Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale du Canada, a remis l’Ordre du Canada à 8 Officiers et 31 Membres, le jeudi 6 septembre 2018 à Rideau Hall. 

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Grand Chief Abel Bosum invested into the Order of Canada

After a successful career as a Cree negotiator and a victorious bid for the office of Grand Chief of the Council of the Crees in 2017, Abel Bosum can now add an Order of Canada to his impressive list of […]

How rumours almost led to an evacuation of Chisasibi

How rumours almost led to an evacuation of Chisasibi

Chisasibi Public Safety Officer Brian Wadden was settling down at home to watch a movie just before 9 pm September 1, when he received a call from his mother telling him there was a problem with the LG-2 dam. “She […]

Annual suicide prevention conference held in Chisasibi

Annual suicide prevention conference held in Chisasibi

Whether or not it’s affected your life directly, suicide is a difficult topic. “It’s not something you discuss in your home,” said Doris Bobbish, a Social Services Coordinator for the Cree Board of Health of Social Services of James Bay […]