Category: Updates

In Brief: Whapmagoostui energy project, Waskaganish Princess Pageant, Amos AAA tryouts

In Brief: Whapmagoostui energy project, Waskaganish Princess Pageant, Amos AAA tryouts

New power system for Whapmagoostui sports complex On August 10, Quebec announced it is giving $1.2 million to Nimschu Iskudow Inc. for a residual forest biomass project that will power the sports complex in Whapmagoostui. The project will swap out […]

First People’s Festival brings first-rate Aboriginal artists to Montreal

First People’s Festival brings first-rate Aboriginal artists to Montreal

Summer is the season to relax and enjoy life. One of the best ways to take advantage of the good weather is at Montreal’s First Peoples Festival, which from August 3 to 10 will showcase Indigenous culture makers from around […]

Length of investigation into SQ in Val-d’Or leads to increasing unease

Length of investigation into SQ in Val-d’Or leads to increasing unease

Eight months after the Val-d’Or police crisis caused an uproar across Quebec, the lack of information, charges or any other resolution of allegations against provincial police officers in the town is leading many to question why the investigation by the […]

Grand Chief Coon Come addresses the lawsuit for recognition of Cree rights to northern Ontario region

Grand Chief Coon Come addresses the lawsuit for recognition of Cree rights to northern Ontario region

In light of the ongoing controversy regarding the Cree Nation Government’s land claim in Ontario Superior Court and vocal opposition to the lawsuit by representatives of First Nations communities in northern Ontario, the Nation reached out to Grand Chief Matthew […]

Balancing Act – COMEX president Suzann Méthot on compromise between environment and economy

Balancing Act – COMEX president Suzann Méthot on compromise between environment and economy

The Comité d’examen des repercussions sur l’environnement et le milieu social (Environmental and Social Impact Review Committee in English) was given its mandate in accordance with Chapter 22 of the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) first established in the […]

Construction of two new roads spells trouble for the Broadback

Construction of two new roads spells trouble for the Broadback

The Quebec Ministry for Forests, Wildlife and Parks says it will try to better protect the habitat of the endangered woodland caribou after two new forest access roads were approved for construction near the Broadback River, creating concerns about the […]

Crees demand quality internet at CRTC hearing

Crees demand quality internet at CRTC hearing

Quality telecommunications services are essential to the success of Aboriginal communities, according to a brief presented by the Cree Nation Government and the Eeyou Communications Network to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Representing a broad range of groups […]

Mending economic relations – Val-d’Or reaches out to Native communities

Mending economic relations – Val-d’Or reaches out to Native communities

The Val-d’Or Chamber of Commerce wants to mend the relationship with Aboriginal people, and recently issued a four-year action plan intended to keep First Nations money rolling into the city hit by a business downturn following last fall’s crisis over […]

New allegations surface in Val d’Or, Friendship Centre appoints justice coordinator

New allegations surface in Val d’Or, Friendship Centre appoints justice coordinator

Allegations of abuse by Sûreté du Québec officers against Indigenous women in Val-d’Or are continuing to make waves, but some of them are rolling in good news for the community. Lorena Attoumani began work in the newly created position of […]

Final decision for Broadback nears

Final decision for Broadback nears

Waswanipi residents are anxiously awaiting an overdue report that could decide the fate of the Broadback forest, the last pristine area in the southern Cree community’s territory. The provincial Comité d’examen (COMEX) was expected to release its recommendations on logging […]