Category: In The Issue

Summer reading camps succeed

Summer reading camps succeed

Over the course of four weeks last summer 418 children took part in literacy camps run by Frontier College and the Cree School Board. As a result, 418 kids went back to class in September with stronger literacy skills. Programs […]

A new Cree firefighter crew reports for duty

A new Cree firefighter crew reports for duty

With proud family members and instructors in attendance, a group of 15 Cree firefighters and trainers received their certification at a celebration dinner at the Hilton Lac Leamy in Gatineau on December 3. Grand Chief Mathew Coon Come presented the […]

Mistissini’s Anti-Bullying Conference doesn’t pull any punches

Mistissini’s Anti-Bullying Conference doesn’t pull any punches

When you hear the word “bullying,” do you think of something serious, or do you think of it as child’s play? Are bullies are a minor problem that kids endure at school, who are easy to forget as soon as […]

First Nations suicide conference knits Nations closer together

First Nations suicide conference knits Nations closer together

They came from far and wide. Some flew in from James Bay, Nunavik and the Quebec-New Brunswick border. Others drove from reserves throughout the interior. More simply hopped a bus from Kahnawake. But they all gathered for a sobering and […]

Val d’Or business conference focuses on northern economic development

Val d’Or business conference focuses on northern economic development

Regional leaders and business owners came out in force at the annual Business Exchange Day organized by the Secretariat to the Cree Nation Abitibi-Témiscamingue Economic Alliance (SAENCAT) on November 28 at the Forestel Hotel in Val d’Or. Bringing together over […]

We Day 2013: Young people can make a difference

We Day 2013: Young people can make a difference

Thousands of students packed downtown Montreal’s St. Denis Theatre November 25 to share stories of triumph over adversity and enjoy performances by artists and dancers. The We Day 2013 event featured performances by Sam Roberts, Neverest and the Kenyan Boys […]

Honouring Cree women in leadership

Honouring Cree women in leadership

Celebrating the achievements of Cree women in leadership, the Quebec Native Women’s Association (QNW) ended off its 40th anniversary symposium with a celebration dinner honouring eight Cree women who have worked hard for their communities. The November 8-9 event at […]

Wemindji students raise money to finance trip to Nicaragua

Wemindji students raise money to finance trip to Nicaragua

A group of Wemindji high-school students are fundraising to finance a trip to Nicaragua to help build schools and clinics in the Central American country. The 18 students at Maquatua Eeyou School need to raise $90,000 to fund the trip. […]

Man bites dog: Adventurer survives three months in the bush with help from his friend

Man bites dog: Adventurer survives three months in the bush with help from his friend

There’s a German Shepherd in dog heaven who got there by making the ultimate sacrifice as one man’s best friend. Marco Lavoie, an adventurer, canoeist, expert outdoorsman, was lost and starving in the forest halfway between Waskaganish and Matagami when […]

Lemon Cree Fitness and Wellness brings its second annual fitness convention to Montreal

Lemon Cree Fitness and Wellness brings its second annual fitness convention to Montreal

Fitness is an important issue in the Eeyou Istchee. But to Lemon Cree’s Theresa Ducharme, it’s not enough for exercise to be important – if Crees are going to get healthier, she says the exercise also has to be fun. […]