Category: Sports

Beyond the win

Beyond the win

One young Cree athlete’s participation at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) last July represented a milestone that she never expected to see. An avid basketball player since the age of 12, Montana Kitchen fell in love with the game […]

Cree youth succeed in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games

Cree youth succeed in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games

The final stage of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) took place in Toronto July 17-21, but for participating athletes, the preparation stretched back a whole year. More than 20 Cree athletes competed across a variety of sports as part […]

Old-school skills at Big Rock Fishing Derby

Old-school skills at Big Rock Fishing Derby

This year’s Big Rock Fishing Derby, held on Lake Mistissini July 14-16, posed a challenging twist to contestants. For the first time ever, fish-finder and GPS technologies that have become so common in the sport were forbidden. “This year was […]

Casey Bosum makes his debut at national arm wrestling meet

Casey Bosum makes his debut at national arm wrestling meet

Casey Bosum continued to make his climb up the competitive arm wrestling ranks earlier in July, when he made his debut at the 2017 Canadian National Armwrestling Championships, held in Halifax over the Canada Day weekend. Affectionately called “The Beast” […]

Cree fighter Michael Petawabano hopes to inspire youth with victories in the ring

Cree fighter Michael Petawabano hopes to inspire youth with victories in the ring

Michael Petawabano took a major step toward achieving his boxing dream last May when he entered the ring for the first time at a gala event at the Chibougamau Boxing Club, where he was the lone Native on the fight […]

James Bay racing season

James Bay racing season

Rain and warm temperatures brought an early end to winter sporting events across many parts of southern Quebec, but the conditions have been near perfect for a host of snowmobile races taking place across Eeyou Istchee. One of the highlights […]

2017 Hunting, Fishing and Camping Show

2017 Hunting, Fishing and Camping Show

Every year I make a semi-sacred pilgrimage to the Montreal Hunting, Fishing and Camping Show to see what’s new in the tools that help a Cree survive. To be truthful I also go to see what new flavours and spices […]

A Cree hockey tradition returns to Val-d’Or

A Cree hockey tradition returns to Val-d’Or

An annual rite of winter for the Cree Nation was revived earlier this month as the C.R.E.E. Senior Hockey and Broomball Tournament returned to Val-d’Or following a one-year absence. Last year marked the first time in three decades that the […]

Golfing for a cause: Kate Sharl golf benefit raises money and awareness for special needs

Golfing for a cause: Kate Sharl golf benefit raises money and awareness for special needs

The Kate Sharl Foundation (KSF) is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide Indigenous special needs children with access high-quality, culturally appropriate resources to help them overcome their physical and developmental challenges. On September 9, the KSF hosted its […]

First Nations players inspire as hockey returns

First Nations players inspire as hockey returns

While the sunny, sultry weather continues in southern Quebec, the hockey season is getting into full swing, as Team Canada prepares for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. All eyes will be on Carey Price, when the Montreal Canadiens goaltender […]