Category: In The Issue

Artist Dominique Normand documents Crees on the Journey of Wellness

Artist Dominique Normand documents Crees on the Journey of Wellness

Multi-media artist Dominique Normand has a simple theme she hopes people will get from her upcoming documentary about Mistissini’s Journey of Wellness: celebration of Cree culture and traditions. “They’re such beautiful people. They’re so wise and easygoing, they have respect […]

SNAP and Tim Hortons team up to give Mistissini kids an unforgettable week

SNAP and Tim Hortons team up to give Mistissini kids an unforgettable week

More than just scoring a double-double on the way to work, one of the biggest advantages having a Tim Hortons in your neighbourhood is that it offers the opportunity to send groups of kids to a Tim Horton children’s camp. […]

Thunder Eagles claim provincial hockey championship

Thunder Eagles claim provincial hockey championship

The Chisasibi Thunder Eagles are the 2014 Quebec Provincial Midget A Hockey Champions. After a difficult start to the tournament, held in Candiac April 3-6, the Thunder Eagles capped a heart-stopping run with a 4-2 win over Lac Mégantic Turmel […]

Cree culinary student has recipe for success

Cree culinary student has recipe for success

Nemaska resident Katrina Orr, a first-year culinary management student at Canadore College in North Bay, took home top prize at the Decadence Gala’s Battle of Ontario February 22 along with team member William Arnaud. Arnaud and Orr, a mother of […]

Team Nation competes with Europe’s best in Swiss hockey tourney

Team Nation competes with Europe’s best in Swiss hockey tourney

An all-star Bantam team from Eeyou Istchee competed against Europe’s best 13- to 15-year-old players in the fourth Geneva Future Hockey Challenge during the last week of March. Team Nation managed only a tie but gained a world of experience […]

Candidates for Ungava riding speak about where they stand on the issues

Candidates for Ungava riding speak about where they stand on the issues

After months of talk about the Parti Québécois’ controversial Charter of Values, job losses in a declining economy, a possible referendum, mass corruption at the Charbonneau Commission and more finger-pointing than a summer at the playground, it is almost time […]

A discussion with Grand Chief Coon Come on the Quebec election

A discussion with Grand Chief Coon Come on the Quebec election

As voting day in Quebec looms amid rumours of a referendum and whether First Nations issues are being addressed or if treaty lands would even stay part of the province, the Nation felt that it was time to check in […]

Val d’Or residents celebrate its annual anti-racism week

Val d’Or residents celebrate its annual anti-racism week

This year’s anti-racism activities in Val d’Or began with major victory for the city’s Native Friendship Centre. Just as the event was kicked off March 17, the municipal government announced it would fund the Kijaté, a social-housing project that will […]

Student heavy equipment operators are motivated to succeed in Sabtuan program

Student heavy equipment operators are motivated to succeed in Sabtuan program

By Andi Christine Bednarzig It was still dark at 6 am when Paul Paquette parked his white pickup truck in front of the Tim Hortons in Mistissini. He did a quick head count. All seven of his students were there, […]

Waswanipi’s last paradise: Crees and Greenpeace fight for park in Broadback Valley

Waswanipi’s last paradise: Crees and Greenpeace fight for park in Broadback Valley

Crees and environmentalists are teaming up to force a vital conservation issue onto the agenda of the provincial election campaign: protection of a key part of the Broadback Valley in a new provincial park. During a snowmobile journey through the […]