Category: In The Issue

Films to watch at this year’s First Peoples’ Festival

Films to watch at this year’s First Peoples’ Festival

Here are three films to watch out for at the First People’s Film Festival, organized by Land InSights / Terres en vues. Films will be screened from July 30 to August 5, and to check out the detailed schedule, go […]

Cree goaltending hopefuls attend hockey camp run by Winnipeg Jets goaltending coach

Cree goaltending hopefuls attend hockey camp run by Winnipeg Jets goaltending coach

During the week of July 8, Waskaganish played host to the community’s first hockey camp of the summer. Organized by Waskaganish Recreation Director Charles J. Hester and run by Barrett Leganchuk, scouting coordinator and assistant video coach for the NHL’s […]

Images of assimilation

Images of assimilation

Surrounded by the glass towers of downtown Montreal, a row of 13 metal display panels featuring a collection of black-and-white photographs populate a block on the tree-lined McGill College Avenue. Every day, throngs of office workers, students and tourists stroll […]

BOC-CREECO’s first golf tournament was a swinging success

BOC-CREECO’s first golf tournament was a swinging success

The 18-hole course at Val-d’Or’s Club de Golf Belvédère came to life June 20 as the first-ever Board of Compensation and CREECO Golf Classic teed off to great success. Over 140 golfers from the Cree business world and beyond took […]

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The federal government fiddled while Eeyou Istchee burned

Left to burn for weeks, the massive forest fire sparked June 12 that led to the evacuation Eastmain caused widespread electricity blackouts, closed the James Bay Highway, disrupted food shipments and spread dangerously thick smog over Quebec and the Maritimes. […]

National Aboriginal Day: Celebrating the sun and First Peoples

National Aboriginal Day: Celebrating the sun and First Peoples

It was late morning as the throngs of First Nations participants clamoured together just beside Montreal City Hall to don their traditional garb and prepare for a ceremonious march through Place Jacques-Cartier in honour of National Aboriginal Day. The event, […]

Waswanipi Elders lead fight against Elder abuse

Waswanipi Elders lead fight against Elder abuse

A few generations ago, it would be unthinkable for a Cree person to shout or swear at an Elder, let alone hurt or abuse one. However, Irene Otter, the Elders’ coordinator for community programs and member of the Elders’ Council […]

Robert Baribeau on becoming new CCDC president

Robert Baribeau on becoming new CCDC president

According to Robert Baribeau, his new job as President of the Cree Construction and Development Corporation is “a little hectic,” but he says that so far things are going well. Nonetheless, Baribeau has his work cut out for him. The […]

Eastmain partially evacuated as forest fires rage

Eastmain partially evacuated as forest fires rage

Over 300 people were evacuated from the community of Eastmain June 27, as forest fires that have ravaged the area for weeks spread within kilometres of the Cree community. Thick smoke permeated the air throughout town as Elders, children and […]

Ulaaya Pilartuut at the unveiling of the five-dollar coin.

Minting Aboriginal art

New $5 silver coin will feature the image of an Inuit mother and child Ulaayu Pilurtuut’s artwork has long been celebrated across Nunavik, but today the Kuujuaq-based artist has her own reason to celebrate – the immortalization of her art […]