Category: Updates

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 […]

Sarah Pash talks about becoming the new CSB Chair

Sarah Pash talks about becoming the new CSB Chair

Sarah Pash will be sworn in as the new Cree School Board Chairperson this fall in Chisasibi after receiving more votes than her two opponents combined in the July 25 election. She’s still getting over the shock from the overwhelming […]

More damning testimony to Viens Commission about racist incidents at Val-d’Or hospital

More damning testimony to Viens Commission about racist incidents at Val-d’Or hospital

Natasia Mukash’s testimony to the Viens Comission in 2017 of a traumatic experience at the hands of Val-d’Or nurses and doctors while having a miscarriage inspired former Mistissini Chief William Mianscum to disclose his own harrowing story to the commission […]

Celebrating four decades of Cree education while laying out plans for the future

Celebrating four decades of Cree education while laying out plans for the future

The roots for the Cree School Board (CSB) grew out of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. According to the CSB’s Director General, Abraham Jolly, that’s what the first 40 years has been focused on: establishing roots for a […]

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Part 2 of Neil Diamond’s most excellent international adventure

Even before ending up in Montenegro, I had been planning to write a travel book. I thought I had what I believed was a very clever title – Around the World in 800 Days: An Unexpurgated Account of the Travels […]

A Cree Gentleman Follows Tshkabesh to Europe

A Cree Gentleman Follows Tshkabesh to Europe

My father was a great storyteller. He wouldn’t announce which story he was to tell like many others with this talent. He’d be lying on the couch in the quiet of our home and out of the blue, he would […]

The Tourist Train: the Nation’s annual summer tourism guide

The Tourist Train: the Nation’s annual summer tourism guide

As the snow melts and spring becomes a certainty here in Montreal, people are emerging from hibernation, losing layers and getting out to enjoy what the city has to offer. While warm weather might still be a few weeks away […]

Goose Call Winner

Goose Call Winner

Goose Break Hope by Patrick W. Forward We all have people who we see as our own personal Superman. Growing up, I’ve had many Supermen, but this story is about one in particular: my uncle, Don MacLeod. Growing up, uncle […]