Category: Updates

Grassroots organizations to build database on missing and murdered women

Boldly going where the federal government cowardly refuses to visit, two grassroots organizations intend to build their own database of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. The groups – Families of Sisters in Spirit and No More Silence – […]

Women’s shelters team up with Lemon Cree in new pilot project

Women’s shelters team up with Lemon Cree in new pilot project

Lemon Cree’s Theresa Ducharme is leading a new project to bring her unique brand of healing and fitness courses to women on the run staying in Montreal and Aboriginal women’s shelters in Ottawa. Having worked previously with the Native Women’s […]

CHRD taking human resources to the people

CHRD taking human resources to the people

Cree Human Resources Development (CHRD) will soon hit the road to promote programs they offer to improve our lives. While this Cree entity has been around for some time to assist Crees with issues like financial aid for their studies, […]

Healthy ways to enjoy this year’s blueberry crop

The heat and light may be slowly fading, but the blueberry harvest of late summer heralds one of the sweetest times of the year in James Bay. The blueberry – the delightful and delicious little fruit that has often been […]

AFN and David Suzuki Foundation report assesses importance of caribou

How much is a caribou worth? The question could be considered in terms of the food the animal provides to one’s family, Elders and community. Then there is the value of the cured hide, or the way that ancestors used […]

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Improper medication storage leads to a mom’s worst nightmare

It was a typical evening for Waskaganish’s Bessie Gillies, before it turned into one of the most traumatic events a parent can go through. Coming home late from her mother’s with her three children aged nine, eight and two, Gillies […]

Broadback Conservation plan

A new initiative launched by the Grand Council of the Cree’s (GCC) and the Cree Regional Authority (CRA) on April 10 seeks to protect the Broadback River and preserve the wildlife in the region for future generations. “Forty years ago […]

Cree Grand Elder Raymond Robinson attracts media attention

Since going on a no food and no water hunger strike on Wednesday April 3, Cree Grand Elder Raymond Robinson has garnered media attention in his fight to bring about serious Nation-to-Nation. He is hoping that his actions bring about […]

Grand Elder Robinson ends hunger strike

Over forty people showed up to give their support for Grand Elder Raymond Robinson’s hunger strike at the Place des Festivals in Downtown Montreal on April 8. Event organizers were happy at the turnout, which helped bring the struggle for […]