Category: In The Issue

James Bay rock: Attawapiskat group shines with debut album

James Bay rock: Attawapiskat group shines with debut album

In a community plagued by years of negative media attention, Attawapiskat singer/songwriter Adrian Sutherland is hoping his latest project will put a sheen on the reputation of his disadvantaged community. Formed in 2011, Sutherland’s Midnight Shine released its self-titled debut […]

Federal budget cuts to the Library & Archives of Canada stall Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Federal budget cuts to the Library & Archives of Canada stall Truth and Reconciliation Commission

An employee of Library and Archives Canada has told the Nation that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is being strangled by a lack of funding. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the LAC worker said the work of the […]

Courses coming to you: Eeyou Istchee’s upcoming career programs

Courses coming to you: Eeyou Istchee’s upcoming career programs

If you’ve been thinking about a new career but can’t figure out just what might be the best choice for you or wonder if the course is something that you would enjoy, read on. To look at what will be […]

AGA gala honours five Cree students

AGA gala honours five Cree students

Five young Cree students were recognized for their hard work recently when they were named the inaugural recipients of Academic Excellence awards for the secondary sector. The Cree Nation Achievement Awards Foundation (CNAAF) honoured the five bright academic stars at […]

Cree hockey players to watch for this season

Cree hockey players to watch for this season

It may still feel like summer outside, but don’t let that fool you. With junior hockey and Midget AAA training camps opening across the country in mid-August, hockey season is upon us once again. Cree hockey is well represented this […]

Theresa Spence wins second term in Attawapiskat

Theresa Spence wins second term in Attawapiskat

Nationally celebrated Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence won a second term to lead her embattled community in elections last month. But Spence, who galvanized the country, gained massive media coverage and helped create a movement during her six-week hunger strike last […]

Wemindji hosts Grand Council/CRA Annual General Assembly

Wemindji hosts Grand Council/CRA Annual General Assembly

For a complete list of this year’s resolutions, click here The face of Cree politics changes from year to year and this year’s Annual General Assembly emphasized this. A new wrinkle in that face featured live streaming of the AGA […]

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A Tribe Called Red colours the spotlight on Native beats at Osheaga

“So they came over here and were like, ‘You guys are Indians… right?’ And we were like, ‘No…’” Immediately following this cheeky sound bite, electronic music laced with chants and danceable drum beats blasted through the speakers lining the stage […]

Youth Council AGA resolves to cast off parental authority

Youth Council AGA resolves to cast off parental authority

For a complete list of this year’s resolutions, click here Growing pains dominated this year’s Annual General Assembly of the Cree Nation Youth Council as members sought to gain more autonomy from the Grand Council of the Crees. Over three […]

Montreal’s First Peoples’ Festival looks to the future

Montreal’s First Peoples’ Festival looks to the future

Bringing its unique flare to Montreal’s downtown core, the First Peoples’ Festival delivered several days of action-packed cultural festivities that included a film festival, several outdoor concerts and dance performances, and artisanal-crafts displays. Running from July 30-August 5, this year’s […]