Thanks to the hard work of our employees and the collaboration of our many partners, we have successfully implemented many different programs, ranging from the training of Crees for skilled jobs with Hydro-Quebec (over 50 Crees now occupy permanent positions), the rejuvenation of Cree community and family fisheries, the support of numerous cultural activities including summer gatherings and the enhancement of goose hunting facilities. This is not to mention the hundreds of kilometres of snowmobile and ATV trails already built throughout Eeyou Istchee.
On its 20th anniversary, Niskamoon Corporation salutes The Nation magazine and wishes it many more years of success and positive change.
JBCCS holds AGA
President Raymond Menarick opened the James Bay Cree Communications Society AGA in Chisasibi on February 7. Community radio and the Cree regional radio have come a long way. No longer is the JBCCS plagued by having to live from week to week on just government funding.
Community radio stations, on the other hand, are a mixed bag. Some have adequate facilities and funding while others struggle daily. The spirit of community radio though is strong and the AGA showed community radio and media is here to stay.
The high-speed internet via fibre-optic lines into the Cree territory though will be delayed until December of this year.