IN THE ISSUE

  • Cree-owned company opens new Val-d’Or hotel in record time

    Cree-owned company opens new Val-d’Or hotel in record time

    July 6, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    When Tony Gull, president of Tawich Development Corporation, told his board that building a new hotel in Val-d’Or would be a good idea, everyone readily agreed. They all knew that finding a room in this northern city was often be difficult. “The kids inspired me,” said Gull, because during Val-d’Or hockey tournaments they..

  • Tea & Bannock: Cultural appropriation by the alt-right

    Tea & Bannock: Cultural appropriation by the alt-right

    July 6, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Living in Montreal exposes me to political dynamics in Quebec. I’ve been engaging in public debates as a columnist for the newspaper Métro Montréal for about a year and a half now, so part of my job is to follow current events in the province. Some topics are more sensitive than others. Racism is one of them. Writing about alt-right..

  • Val-d’Or dinner nets a fortune for the Cree Cultural Institute

    Val-d’Or dinner nets a fortune for the Cree Cultural Institute

    July 6, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    An estimated $72,800 was donated to the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute (ACCI) during a fundraiser dinner June 13 in Val-d’Or. The funds will go towards community activities that support joint-partnerships between the Val-d’Or region and the Cree Nation. The Secretariat of the Cree Nation Abititi-Témiscamingue Economic..

  • The Montreal Native Women’s Shelter Spirit Walk beats fundraising record

    The Montreal Native Women’s Shelter Spirit Walk beats fundraising record

    July 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      Bigger and stronger than ever, the 2018 edition of the’s Spirit Walk attracted 175 walkers and raised an unprecedented $32,000 to pay for a healing retreat and other services for the women and children staying in the shelter. “It’s insane – last year we only raised $18,000,” exclaimed Nakuset, the shelter’s Executive..

UPDATES

Celebrating four decades of Cree education while laying out plans for the future

Celebrating four decades of Cree education while laying out plans for the future

June 21, 2018 at 5:56 pm

The roots for the Cree School Board (CSB) grew out of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. According to the CSB’s..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Indigenous artwork showcased at G7 summit

Indigenous artwork showcased at G7 summit

July 6, 2018 at 4:08 pm

While the recent G7 Summit of world leaders in Charlevoix may be best remembered for Donald Trump’s parting shots at Justin..

CULTURE & TRADITION

Montreal and Val d’Or celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

Montreal and Val d’Or celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

July 6, 2018 at 4:25 pm

As the solstice sun sparkled on the mighty river, the warm air was full of jubilant song and dance, carrying a spirit of hope..

SPORTS

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto turns design into empowerment

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto turns design into empowerment

June 21, 2018 at 6:52 pm

Beautifully blending culture, tradition and design, Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto succeeded in presenting something far beyond..

In The Issue

How the Nation brought home the hardware from the QCNA Awards Gala

How the Nation brought home the hardware from the QCNA Awards Gala

For over two decades the Nation has participated in the Quebec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA) Awards, a gala to honour journalists, photographers, editors and publishers from across the province for their work in community media. And every year we’ve taken […]

Celebrating four decades of Cree education while laying out plans for the future

Celebrating four decades of Cree education while laying out plans for the future

The roots for the Cree School Board (CSB) grew out of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. According to the CSB’s Director General, Abraham Jolly, that’s what the first 40 years has been focused on: establishing roots for a […]

Tea and Bannock: Love letter to Indigenous youth

Tea and Bannock: Love letter to Indigenous youth

  The thing I like the most about my work is connecting with other Indigenous youth. We are often seen as cold statistics about suicide, incarceration or child welfare. But the youth are truly out there organizing revolution, creating and […]

Mistissini’s youth centre unveils mural project

Mistissini’s youth centre unveils mural project

As this year’s Goose Break comes to an end, Mistissini youth have another reason to celebrate. On May 16, the community’s youth centre unveiled five powerful new murals that illustrate Cree culture and connection with the land. Catherine Quinn and […]

Celebrating 40 years of the Cree School Board

Celebrating 40 years of the Cree School Board

Attendees at the Regional General Assembly of the Cree School Board (CSB) in Eastmain June 5-6 marked the board’s 40th anniversary with a refreshed sense of purpose and direction. While there was some reminiscing of the CSB’s early years, this […]

Imagine a Canada supports youth and leadership through the lens of reconciliation

Imagine a Canada supports youth and leadership through the lens of reconciliation

Felicity Coon-Come Brien of Voyageur Memorial High School in Mistissini was among the few chosen for her art for the Imagine a Canada national art and leadership initiative this year. Brien’s artwork is one of 13 chosen from students across […]

The Nation’s annual roundup of ways to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

The Nation’s annual roundup of ways to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

This June 21 marks Canada’s first official National Indigenous Peoples Day. Of course, it’s not a new day, nor a statutory holiday – just a name for a day. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the name-change announcement during last year’s […]

New role models to empower the youth

New role models to empower the youth

For countless kids around the world, comic books are the gateway to reading for pleasure and an opportunity to project themselves into imaginative stories of powerful heroes. Naturally, they look for characters they can relate to. Finding accurate depictions in […]

Canada set to flout UNDRIP in Kinder Morgan purchase

Canada set to flout UNDRIP in Kinder Morgan purchase

  Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government risks sparking a constitutional crisis with First Nations over its $4.5 billion purchase of Kinder Morgan’s controversial Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline project. The controversial 987-kilometre pipeline expansion from Edmonton to a saltwater port in Burnaby, […]

Burlesque community comes together in support of MMIWG

Burlesque community comes together in support of MMIWG

The Montreal burlesque community came together for a colourful evening of erotic dance, featuring an entirely Indigenous line-up, on May 4. The event was a fundraiser for the Iskweu project, which aims to offer harm reduction practices and a safe […]