Category: News Editorial

Hollow Day

The federal government will consider a bill to make September 30 a statutory holiday across Canada to commemorate a “National Truth and Reconciliation Day.” This, after the House of Commons heritage committee approved a measure February 5 to usurp the […]

The red, white and black

I have always supported a person’s right to express their beliefs. I also believe it should be done in such a way that doesn’t infringe on someone else’s ability to do the same. This is the heart of the problem […]

“Not ideal”?

  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the arrest of pipeline protestors in northern BC recently was “not an ideal situation” – but that the rule of law must be respected. I would have to think that in an ideal […]

Surviving the dotards

Another year has come and gone. I congratulate to the world for surviving this one. We saw North Korea become a nuclear power with missiles possibly capable of reaching North America. Of course, US President Donald Trump went beyond the […]

Métis mischief

The Métis triggered a wave that started in Winnipeg last month, and then rolled right across the country. At the Métis Nation’s annual general assembly in the Manitoba capital November 28, the national council approved a map of a “Métis […]

A Christian thing to do?

It’s not a new thing for Indigenous people to experience the determination Christians have to spread the word of God. Some historical speculation even suggests that the name Europeans use for us, Cree, is derived from a French word – […]

Genocidal acts

I will try to marshal the arguments but first I must follow my heart. And my heart is angry. I remember back in 2001, when Mathew Coon Come faced a torrent of denunciation as AFN National Grand Chief because he […]

We survive

Bets were being placed on the Nation’s demise even before the first issue hit the printers almost 25 years ago. And some people have been praying for our end ever since. From the beginning, this newsmagazine hasn’t always been what […]

Taking chances

Don’t you hate it when you see something on social media that is wrong, but people believe it anyway? When I read something that gives me a twitchy feeling I check it out. There is a danger in blind belief […]

Keeping warm the Cree way

Winter is coming, and I’m not talking about the phrase made famous by the Game of Thrones series. There are pictures of geese flying south early from all over Eeyou Istchee. Most Cree know (or should know) that this is […]