Category: Updates

Quebec’s long-gun registry triggers opposition in Eeyou Istchee

Quebec’s long-gun registry triggers opposition in Eeyou Istchee

The deadline for Quebec’s new long-gun registry came and went January 29 with less than a quarter of the province’s estimated 1.6 million shotguns and rifles registered – and compliance is believed to be much lower in Eeyou Istchee. According […]

Derrick Neeposh will lead Board of Compensation and CREECO

Derrick Neeposh will lead Board of Compensation and CREECO

The Board of Compensation (BOC) recently elected Derrick Neeposh as its new chairperson. The elected chair also acts as president of the Cree Regional Economic Enterprises Company (CREECO), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cree Nation Government acting […]

State of the Cree Nation

State of the Cree Nation

How would you describe the current state of the Cree Nation? Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts with the Cree Nation as we bring 2018 to a close and look forward to a new year. Overall, I […]

The Giving Season:  a donation guide for the holidays

The Giving Season: a donation guide for the holidays

Once the tree is up and the gifts wrapped, those with a little extra should consider sharing the warmth with families in need this holiday season so that everyone can feel the love. The following is a list of places […]

It’s the little things

It’s the little things

When choosing the perfect gift for a friend, family member or significant other, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all present. I’ve always found that the closest thing to a rule worth following when scouring for the perfect gift is to pay attention. […]

The Viens Commission investigates Quebec’s public services and their relationship to the Indigenous population

The Viens Commission investigates Quebec’s public services and their relationship to the Indigenous population

The Viens Commission finally visited the place where a crisis in confidence in Quebec’s provincial police began three years ago, as the public inquiry into the mistreatment of Indigenous people in Quebec heard testimony at the Val-d’Or music conservatory October 15-26. The […]

Waskaganish’s ‘forbidden’ powwow a resounding success

Waskaganish’s ‘forbidden’ powwow a resounding success

It was a windy and rainy evening when we arrived in Waskaganish on the first evening of the community’s much-contested powwow September 21-23. The winds were so strong they knocked the powwow tent down. Besides worrying about the weather, there […]

Literacy summer camp becoming part of the community fabric

Literacy summer camp becoming part of the community fabric

It has been six years since Frontier College began running summer literacy camps for elementary school students in Eeyou Istchee to prevent summer learning loss. While much remains the same, much has changed – for the better. Mélanie Valcin, the […]

Powwow goes ahead despite “No” vote in Waskaganish referendum

Powwow goes ahead despite “No” vote in Waskaganish referendum

The results of the referendum in Waskaganish are in and it’s not what many were expecting. A solid majority voted to reject a powwow in the community. However, while 2014 ballots were made available, only 426 votes were cast. A […]

Provincial candidates offer their vision for Ungava after the October 1 election

Provincial candidates offer their vision for Ungava after the October 1 election

The Nation interviewed provincial election candidates in the Ungava riding to discuss their platforms regarding for the varied Indigenous population of the region. As is to be expected of a riding with the lowest voter turnout rate in Quebec, some […]