Category: Updates

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 […]

A 60s Scoop survivor discusses Ottawa’s compensation offer

A 60s Scoop survivor discusses Ottawa’s compensation offer

“The government is really cheap! It’s really surreal and really insulting, considering all of the things that Indigenous people have gone through.” Nakuset, the First Nations activist and Director of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, was speaking about the […]

CSB wins award for innovative summer reading camps

CSB wins award for innovative summer reading camps

The Cree School Board has been awarded the college’s prestigious Fitzpatrick Award for the summer literacy camps it established in Eeyou Istchee five years ago in partnership with Frontier College. CSB School Operations Director Kim Quinn is deeply honoured by […]

The Nation’s Fall/Winter Tourism Guide

The Nation’s Fall/Winter Tourism Guide

Messin’ around in Montreal NHL Hockey The 2017-18 NHL hockey season is just around the corner, with the Montreal Canadiens visiting the Buffalo Sabres for their season opener October 5. The Ottawa Senators will kick off the campaign at home […]

The Brain Machine

The Brain Machine

Growing up, I have always thought about useful inventions that could change the world. One invention I recall was a machine that would transfer years of schooling into a person’s brain within seconds thus eliminating the need to attend an […]

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Cree School Board Grads

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Cree School Board Grads

Another school year has come and gone and along the way friends were made, and interesting times were had – some better than others. But there were also accomplishments and as this school year drifts into another recognition is due […]

2017 GCC AGA Draft Resolutions

2017 GCC AGA Draft Resolutions

Resolution 2017-10: Honorarium for Members of the Board of Compensation of the Cree Nation Government WHEREAS by a Resolution adopted at an Assembly of the Board of Compensation of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government on […]

Cree health services make ‘major’ leap with new technology

Cree health services make ‘major’ leap with new technology

The new healthcare services available to Cree patients through high-speed internet is not only saving the system money but bringing in essential specialist services that were rarely available in remote northern communities. According to Chisasibi Hospital director Philippe Lubino, who […]

Election Results

Election Results

It’s a runoff The Grand Council election July 12 didn’t produce an outright victor, meaning there will be a runoff for both Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief. Abel Bosum and Rodney Mark will face off for Grand Chief while […]

ECN completing Quebec’s fastest internet service network

ECN completing Quebec’s fastest internet service network

According to Eeyou Communications Network’s Alfred Loon, internet speeds in the Cree communities isn’t just on par with service in southern cities, it may now be even better. “ECN has built an all fibre-optic service to the 14 Cree and James […]