Category: Updates

WE Day 2018, told through the eyes of a Native kid who got lucky with his entrepreneurship class

WE Day 2018, told through the eyes of a Native kid who got lucky with his entrepreneurship class

On February 20, I and five other Mistissini high students embarked on a school trip to Montreal to attend the charity event known as WE Day. The event was a joy to experience and I have to thank the Cree […]

Cree youth inspired at WE Day Montreal

Cree youth inspired at WE Day Montreal

Harland Kitchen was among 13 Cree youth at the WE Day Montreal event on Feb. 21 at the Théâtre Saint-Denis. The 17-year-old said he heard inspiring stories from speakers who were young and old, but one person who stood out […]

Picking up ideas at the Outdoor, Hunting, Fishing and Camping Show

Picking up ideas at the Outdoor, Hunting, Fishing and Camping Show

Hunting, trapping and fishing is a way of life for the Cree. There is no sport in the hunt for the Cree who live with the land. Constantly though Cree share knowledge and stories that relate to surviving in a […]

Montreal Car Show showcases the future in road travel

Montreal Car Show showcases the future in road travel

The 2018 Montreal Car Show offered the car enthusiast a true overview of the automobile innovations of the last 100 years. For example, the first Ford Model-T engine built in 1908 was capable of running on normal gasoline, kerosene or […]

New fibre-optic communications bundle coming to Eeyou Istchee this spring

New fibre-optic communications bundle coming to Eeyou Istchee this spring

Most communities in Eeyou Istchee will soon have access to a new communications bundle for telephone, TV and internet with the same speeds and prices as in the rest of Canada. A deal reached between the Eeyou Communications Network and […]

Fly Buys: Drone Delivery Canada successfully completes test flights from Moosonee to Moose Factory

Fly Buys: Drone Delivery Canada successfully completes test flights from Moosonee to Moose Factory

Once thought of as pie-in-the-sky scenario, we could literally soon be seeing pies in the sky. After being granted permission by Transport Canada to conduct Canada’s first commercial tests, Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) of Vaughn, Ontario, completed several successful trial […]

Business Exchange Day allows Cree businesses to speed date with others

Business Exchange Day allows Cree businesses to speed date with others

Organized by the Secretariat to the Cree Nation Abitibi-Témiscamingue Economic Alliance, the Business Exchange Day is an event at which entrepreneurs schedule matchmaking meetings with other businesses. This year’s exchange was held in Val-d’Or November 29. “The event places a […]

Cable connection

Cable connection

According to the Eeyou Communications Network (ECN), everything is going according to plan with the company’s major telecommunications project that will see the James Bay region hooked up to a fibre-optic internet, video and IP telephone network. As work progresses […]

Search called off

Search called off

Despite a massive search operation that involved the Department of National Defence, the Sûreté du Québec and some 300 volunteers from Quebec and Ontario, two hunters from Waskaganish are still unaccounted for. “We’re still hoping to find them even though […]

On the grid:  ECN hubs bring communications goals closer to fruition

On the grid: ECN hubs bring communications goals closer to fruition

Having recently started operations in Amos, Eeyou Communications Network (ECN) is now shifting its focus to the next phase of its ambitious internet strategy: giving access to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services across Eeyou Istchee. On November 1, ECN inaugurated a new […]