Category: Sports

More than 80 hockey and broomball teams compete at Val-d’Or tournament

More than 80 hockey and broomball teams compete at Val-d’Or tournament

An annual tradition was renewed the first weekend of December as Cree hockey players and fans from across Eeyou Istchee converged on Val-d’Or for the 38th CREE Senior Hockey and Broomball Tournament. This year’s event was as big as ever, […]

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Chisasibi teenager continues his quest to become Canada’s fastest cube solver

“We were told that he would be slower than kids his age,” said Emily Matoush, recalling a visit to the Montreal Children’s Hospital with her son Walter, who at the time was only two or three years old. Now in […]

McGill University challenged over its “Redmen” sports teams

McGill University challenged over its “Redmen” sports teams

McGill University is facing growing pressure to change the Redmen name of its male varsity sports teams, which has been used for nearly a century. While the precise origin of the nickname is uncertain, McGill historians believe it originated in […]

Vincent MacDonald’s football journey from the James Bay Eagles to the McGill Redmen

Vincent MacDonald’s football journey from the James Bay Eagles to the McGill Redmen

It was a hot and sunny afternoon September 15 at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal when the McGill Redmen and Concordia Stingers faced off for the 50th annual Shaughnessy Cup, a trophy awarded to the winner of a football […]

Justin MacLeod and Noah Neeposh take home hockey gold in Italy

Justin MacLeod and Noah Neeposh take home hockey gold in Italy

Like most 11-year-olds, Justin MacLeod of Mistissini and Waswanipi’s Noah Neeposh love to play hockey and to play video games – but it’s safe to say that hockey takes precedence. After successful tryouts last December, MacLeod and Neeposh were invited […]

Nathaniel Bosum, July 9, 1989 – July 1, 2018

Nathaniel Bosum, July 9, 1989 – July 1, 2018

Almost 29 years ago Abel and Sophie Bosum welcomed Nathaniel Bosum into their lives. From the start Nathaniel was a happy child loved by the entire family. He always had a smile on his face, one that was genuine and […]

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto turns design into empowerment

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto turns design into empowerment

Beautifully blending culture, tradition and design, Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto succeeded in presenting something far beyond a conventional fashion show. From May 31 to June 2, models strutted the work of Indigenous designers from around the world up and down […]

Chisasibi Beavers end impressive season with run to Inter-regionals final

Chisasibi Beavers end impressive season with run to Inter-regionals final

Young Cree hockey players took centre stage last month as the Chisasibi Beavers Atom A squad made the long trip to Laval to compete in the 2018 Quebec Inter-regional championship tournament. Comprised of many of the best 9- and 10-year-old […]

Cree racing team impresses at Cain’s Quest endurance race

Cree racing team impresses at Cain’s Quest endurance race

Two brothers from Eeyou Istchee made history last month as the first Cree competitors to take part in Cain’s Quest, the world’s toughest and longest snowmobile endurance race. Starting and finishing biennially in Labrador City, Cain’s Quest takes participants on […]

Hometown heroes

Hometown heroes

The Eeyou Istchee snowmobile-racing season continued in earnest over the February 16-18 weekend, with 15 teams hitting the trails in pursuit of a $50,000 top prize in the 2018 Chisasibi Snowmobile Challenge. A competition that’s not for the faint of […]