Category: Rez Notes

Missing the old social ways

You look at the world today and what do you see compared to when you were a kid growing up? I look at what my children have and see them missing out on the world outside. Sadly, today everything is […]

Vaccination blues

Last year, the thin needle neared my bared arm as the nurse cooed and whispered to me as if I were a child, “This won’t hurt a bit.” Sure enough, no pain was felt and in fact, I didn’t even […]

Chasing the dream

My son makes an observation. He asks, “Dad, why are you watching Montreal so much?” My answer to him was, “You know my boy, as a Bruins fan, I love watching the Habs lose and lately they’ve been losing a […]

Scaredy cat

“And then her footprints in the snow slowly changed from human to wolf, one paw at time…”; “and from under the table just after sunset, the little man came out with bat-like wings and flew off out the window…”; “it […]

Relationships explained

She asks, “Honey, how do you think we should do this?” Don’t answer, you don’t need to. You could have the perfect answer but she’s already decided what you are both going to do, how you are going to do […]


On one of my rare nights to myself recently – during bingo, of course – I happened to tune into one of the Sharknado movies. After about 10 minutes or so, I realized that this was a trite, yet great […]

Hockey fanatics explained

Hockey fans have been dormant through the summer months, patiently waiting for the first sign of action on the ice. Every die-hard fan eagerly speculates which new or familiar player will be on their team. The rookies, the free-agent signings, […]

Summer report card

It’s been an active summer. All kinds of events have occupied our weekends and long holidays throughout our communities and this is all good. I got in a few feasts and weddings, voted in an election and briefly showed my […]

Building the Cree way

It’s always bothered me when I’ve seen our people in the construction industry make progress in building their own communities only for outside governing bodies to find ways to discourage Cree workers and contractors by imposing new rules on who […]

Road trip for dummies

Among the biggest awareness-raising changes in our lives has been access to the rest of the world by highway. It’s quite amazing for those who were cut off from the rest of the world by isolation for most of their […]