Category: Sports

Cree Goaltender Trevor Cooper Joins Elite Ranks with Lac St-Louis Lions

Cree Goaltender Trevor Cooper Joins Elite Ranks with Lac St-Louis Lions

A young Cree hockey player took a huge step in his budding hockey career this fall with the news that he had cracked the lineup for the Midget AAA Lac St-Louis Lions. After attending a grueling training camp with no […]

Jean Christophe Jobin, EDN, is unsuccessful with the tag against the sliding Bryce Joseph, ON,during 2017 North American Indigenous Games baseball action between EDN and ON at the UofT Scarborough campus' Dan Lang Field in Toronto, Ontario on July 17, 2017.(NAIG2017/Peter Power)

Chisasibi dominates at the 2017 CREE Senior Softball and Fastpitch Tournament

Some of the Cree Nation’s most talented ball players put their talents on display in early September at the 2017 edition of the CREE Annual Senior Softball and Fastpitch Tournament in Val-d’Or. Over 30 teams participated in five categories, including […]

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 […]