IN THE ISSUE

  • Eeyou Istchee mourns Waskaganish hunting party

    Eeyou Istchee mourns Waskaganish hunting party

    November 10, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    As the search for missing hunters from the community of Waskaganish continues into its third week, grim reality has begun to set in after two of the four men were discovered drowned. First, the body of 48-year-old Patrick Salt was recovered October 19, not far from where a capsized boat, along with a few bags and coolers, were..

  • Regional Government running world’s largest municipality still little understood

    Regional Government running world’s largest municipality still little understood

    November 10, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Even though the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government (EIJBRG) has been in place since 2014, questions remain about its role. The Nation reached Grand Chief Abel Bosum, the current chairperson of the Regional Government, to clear up some of the confusion. In many ways, the formation of the Regional Government can be seen as..

  • Winning the Holidays

    Winning the Holidays

    November 10, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    For most people, the Christmas holidays are about unconditional love, togetherness and family – we here at the Nation respectfully disagree. Maybe once upon a time it was about all those warm mushy feelings. To a point, all that is true, but try wrapping up togetherness. Think about how your kids would feel about finding family..

  • Big Sugar

    Big Sugar

    November 10, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Here are some ways to reduce sugar consumption by Dr. Sharon Messinger There’s a long-term war raging for people’s money led by what I call “Big Sugar”. Sugar is everywhere in the community and it’s cheap compared to healthy foods. It’s time to take control of the food and drinks that are available throughout the Cree..

UPDATES

On the grid:  ECN hubs bring communications goals closer to fruition

On the grid: ECN hubs bring communications goals closer to fruition

November 10, 2017 at 6:29 pm

Having recently started operations in Amos, Eeyou Communications Network (ECN) is now shifting its focus to the next phase of..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

imagineNATIVE offers opportunities for Indigenous filmmakers

imagineNATIVE offers opportunities for Indigenous filmmakers

November 10, 2017 at 6:22 pm

imagineNATIVE is a celebration of Indigenous film. It’s also a hustle for executives trying to find the next big name in Indigenous..

CULTURE & TRADITION

Robin's Nest Opening Waswanipi Sept 25, 2017 Photo: K. Morrow

Waswanipi shelter offers a safe haven for abused women and children

October 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm

  They say it takes a community to raise a child but the Cree have learned it takes one to protect women also. Robin’s..

SPORTS

Cree Goaltender Trevor Cooper Joins Elite Ranks with Lac St-Louis Lions

Cree Goaltender Trevor Cooper Joins Elite Ranks with Lac St-Louis Lions

October 13, 2017 at 6:05 pm

A young Cree hockey player took a huge step in his budding hockey career this fall with the news that he had cracked the lineup..

In The Issue

Taking ownership: GCC discusses private home ownership

Taking ownership: GCC discusses private home ownership

The Grand Council of the Crees is looking to begin a new era for housing within the Cree Nation – one that helps facilitate private home ownership and prevents the type of “mass exodus” that has occurred in response to […]

Crees briefed on ongoing provincial and federal inquiries

Crees briefed on ongoing provincial and federal inquiries

About 50 people gathered in Val-d’Or October 5 for an information session with the Cree Nation Government and representatives of both the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and the Public Inquiry Commission on relations […]

Cree Goaltender Trevor Cooper Joins Elite Ranks with Lac St-Louis Lions

Cree Goaltender Trevor Cooper Joins Elite Ranks with Lac St-Louis Lions

A young Cree hockey player took a huge step in his budding hockey career this fall with the news that he had cracked the lineup for the Midget AAA Lac St-Louis Lions. After attending a grueling training camp with no […]

Robin's Nest Opening Waswanipi Sept 25, 2017 Photo: K. Morrow

Waswanipi shelter offers a safe haven for abused women and children

  They say it takes a community to raise a child but the Cree have learned it takes one to protect women also. Robin’s Nest, a women’s shelter located in Waswanipi, opened its doors on September 25. Linda L. Shecapio, […]

WWF report a cause for concern in Eeyou Istchee

WWF report a cause for concern in Eeyou Istchee

A new World Wildlife Fund Canada report is raising red flags among staff of the Cree Nation Government (CNG). The WWF study, Living Planet Report Canada, suggests that hundreds of species across the country have faced huge declines in numbers […]

The Cree submission to Quebec’s inquiry on relations with Indigenous people makes waves

The Cree submission to Quebec’s inquiry on relations with Indigenous people makes waves

When Donald Nicholls walked into the dark, cavernous rooms of the Val-d’Or music conservatory, he was searching for justice, but didn’t know if he would find it there. This wasn’t entirely new to Nicholls: walking into a large hall, papers […]

Eeyou Istchee considers its options as legal marijuana legislation approaches

Eeyou Istchee considers its options as legal marijuana legislation approaches

One of Justin Trudeau’s 226 election promises in 2015 was to legalize the recreational use of cannabis in Canada. Despite breaking or ignoring several campaign commitments it appears that his Liberal government will follow through on this one. As Canada […]

Contract tenders create tension for some Cree companies

Contract tenders create tension for some Cree companies

Two Cree business owners facing non-Cree competitors in their communities say the outside firms are causing tensions when contracts are awarded. Kenny Norman Neeposh (Eenou Plumbing and Heating) and Patrick Dixon (Westao Construction) are two entrepreneurs who say they face […]

Naskapi hip-hop group Violent Ground hits the big stage in Montreal

Naskapi hip-hop group Violent Ground hits the big stage in Montreal

  It doesn’t take long to see that brothers Allan “Lyrik” and Christian “Naskapi” Nabinacaboo are serious about hip-hop – they live and breathe it. Their passion for rapping shines through their actions, words and personas, both on stage and […]

CSB wins award for innovative summer reading camps

CSB wins award for innovative summer reading camps

The Cree School Board has been awarded the college’s prestigious Fitzpatrick Award for the summer literacy camps it established in Eeyou Istchee five years ago in partnership with Frontier College. CSB School Operations Director Kim Quinn is deeply honoured by […]