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.
First Aborigine elected to Australia’s lower house
Last month’s Australian national elections were historic as the first Aborigine was elected to the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of parliament in Australia.
Ken Wyatt, an Aboriginal health and education expert, won a seat for the centre-right Liberal Party for the constituency of Hasluck in the state of Western Australia.
Since the election, Wyatt said he has received phone calls, emails and hate mail from people who said they would not have voted for him had they known he was Aborigine.
Wyatt is the third indigenous Australian ever to be elected to either houses of parliament. Previously Neville Bonner (1971-1983) and Aden Ridgeway (1999-2005) served in the Senate, the upper chamber of parliament.