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.
CSB public-speaking winners awarded in Oujé
The Cree School Board held its annual Regional Public Speaking Competition Final on April 13 in Oujé-Bougoumou. There were a total of 15 high-school students who participated in the event in three separate language categories: English, French and Cree.
According to Rachel Bush, the 2011 winners are:
English category: 1st place, Summer Twenish of Chisasibi; 2nd place, Desire Ottereyes of Wemindji; 3rd place, Dora Sheshamush of Whapmagoostui; and a consolation prize went to Carlton Bobbish of Nemaska.
Cree category: 1st place, Sarah Audlarock of Whapmagoostui; 2nd place, Amanda Katapatuk of Wemindji; and 3rd place Shaone Shecapio from Oujé-Bougoumou.
French category: 1st place, Melody Salt of Waswanipi; and 2nd place, Geraldine Trapper from Mistissini.
First place winners received $1000 prizes, 2nd place winners received an iPod Touch, and 3rd place winners received Digital Touch cameras as did the consolation prize winner.