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.
16-14—May 22, 2009
Dear Mr. Robert Kanatewatby Will Nicholls This is in response to your letter sent to me and included in this issue. I will say at this moment we have no record of you attempting to contact the editorial board or myself regarding the editorial by Boyce Richardson published in the Nation (Vol 16, Issue 10) on March 27, 2009.
Hunting in 2025by Sonny Orr I often wonder what it will be like in the future. Will it be high-tech or low-tech? Green everywhere or polluted? Animals past the brink of extinction or a plentiful bounty to feast upon?
Body Count Rising
As the number of missing and/or murdered Aboriginal women in Canada increases, the NWAC strives to get their stories toldby Amy German Laurie Odjick, an Algonquin from Kitigan Zibi, once again found her missing daughter’s name in the news recently. Some mysterious bones had been found on the side of the road beside Highway 107, near Highway 117, in Grand-Remous, not far from Maniwaki where Maisy Odjick, 17, disappeared from. Thankfully the bones turned out to be animal remains.
The Kids Aren’t Alright
In light of the poor state of health of Indigenous children, a new fitness program is being introduced in the Nishnawbe Aski Nationby Martin Siberok When it comes to healthy living, Native youth aren’t doing that well. If you’re a child growing up on a reserve the odds are stacked up against you from Day One – that’s according to a recent health study on Aboriginal children.
The Sweet Days and Sizzling Nights of Summerby Amy German With the warm days upon us, as the folks of Eeyou Istchee slowly return to regular life after Goose Break, many are already thinking ahead to their summer getaways.
Under the Northern Sky
Staying Positive In Challenging Timesby Xavier Kataquapit I have to work hard at staying positive. It has taken a lot of effort on my part to learn to become positive in my life and it is an ongoing task for me. As strange as it may sound, it took me several years to discover that I could manage to have a life of my own and a future that I could look forward to.
John Bosum’s gunsOn March 28, John Bosum showed his guns off at the Mike Gould Classic arm-wrestling competition in Toronto. In his weight class he placed third using his right arm. His left gun did a little better taking the number two spot.
EU seal products ban exempts InuitThe European Parliament resoundingly passed a bill banning the sale of all but Inuit communities’ seal products in a 550-49 vote on May 5.
It’s Dr. Michele Rouleau on the goOn May 9 the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) celebrated its 25th anniversary and honoured Michèle Rouleau and Henri Masse with honourary doctorates in Amos.
Looking for a foster homeSarah, Sophie and Marie are Cree siblings who are in need of a respite foster home, one weekend a month – from Friday evening to Sunday evening.
Will on the Grill
Will on the Grillby Will Nicholls
Restaurant L’Orignal, 479 Saint-Alexis (corner Notre Dame)
I had the opportunity to experience L’Orignal a while back. This restaurant features wild game and does it with panache. Owner Travis Champion, an expert in wild meat, grew up in New Brunswick eating it most of his life. He admits there aren’t many restaurants of this type in Montreal. “I think Montrealers are afraid of trying it,” he said. Montreal should be thankful he had the vision to open this restaurant.
Get Your Facts Straight
I am writing in response to the recent comments made by the respected Boyce Richardson published in the Nation (Vol 16, Issue 10, March 27, 2009) and Will Nicholls’ comments as editor-in-chief. Since your failure to return my telephone call, I have decided to write to you on this matter.