Category: UTNS

February blues

The February blues affects everyone differently. I am starting to feel the effects of cabin fever from my comfortable desk chair inside my small home office. I’ve been in front of my computer for days typing during my working hours […]

There is a lot of work to do

It’s hard to believe that Justin Trudeau became the first sitting Prime Minister to visit a remote community in Nishnawbe Aski territory when he traveled to Pikangikum First Nation January 19. It is not as though Canada was created yesterday, […]

A rough start to 2018

I struggled with Influenza A for more than two weeks over the holiday season. This flu strain is circulating across Canada, making people seriously sick in southern Ontario and now in the north. I’ve had serious flus in the past […]

In play we are finding our way

School is out for the holidays and my friends and I are eager to head out into the winter weather. None of us are thinking about Christmas or New Year’s but just happy to have time off school. We busy […]

Making good career decisions

The world is changing rapidly for all of us. First Nations across the country are dealing with development on their traditional lands that can be overwhelming. New technologies and the arrival of worldwide communications, like the internet, have changed all […]

The wave of the future

I am a fan of technology. From the time I received my first computer, there was no looking back. It is funny to think now that my little android smartphone can do so much more than that old 386 PC […]

Quit playing games

Just about everywhere we go these days we are surrounded by people who are into gaming – console, PC and online games. There are a lot of games that have to do with war or violence in terms of first […]

The first snow

I spent the afternoon working around my cottage preparing for winter, putting away anything that was unprotected from the ice and snow. Then I stored anything that could freeze and sheltered anything that could be moved. I cleared a lot […]

Reach for the stars

The Cree of the James Bay coast have always turned to the sky for survival. Every fall we looked up from our blinds on the land to harvest migrating birds moving south for the winter. Our lives depended on the […]

Bearing witness

I received a note from my sister Janie Wesley this past week that included an historic document. Her message asked me to look at the image of a typewritten telegram or letter that was sent October 17, 1945. It detailed […]