IN THE ISSUE

  • Cree leadership looks back at 2017, hopes for 2018

    Cree leadership looks back at 2017, hopes for 2018

    January 5, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Kaitlynn Hester-Moses, Youth Grand Chief What was your greatest moment or achievement (professionally) in 2017? The greatest moment and achievement of 2017 is successfully completing our 28th Annual General Assembly for the Youth in Mistissini. It was my first important meeting. I was very nervous, and worried that things could..

  • The Nation’s Year in Review

    The Nation’s Year in Review

    January 5, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Jan. 6, Quebec Premier announces the independent public inquiry into the treatment of Indigenous people by certain public services Jan. 20, Wildlands League alleges De Beers failed to report properly on mercury levels surrounding Victor Mine near Attawapiskat Feb. 3, CBHSSJB presented a study to the CNG demonstrating Crees are paying..

  • After decade-long struggle, the Kijaté Indigenous housing project nears completion

    After decade-long struggle, the Kijaté Indigenous housing project nears completion

    January 5, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    A ceremony held June 21 at the Val-d’Or Aboriginal Day celebrations commemorated the Kijaté Project, a social housing initiative aimed at creating affordable housing for Indigenous families living in the Val-d’Or area. But it was a long time coming. According to local Native Friendship Centre Executive Director Edith Cloutier,..

  • Delilah Saunders in recovery from acute liver failure

    Delilah Saunders in recovery from acute liver failure

    January 5, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Delilah Saunders is a fighter. An artist, an author and a composer, the Inuk for Labrador is also an activist on behalf of Indigenous women. It was no surprise that Saunders was awarded the 2017 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for her work as a passionate and dedicated advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous..

UPDATES

Fly Buys: Drone Delivery Canada successfully completes test flights from Moosonee to Moose Factory

Fly Buys: Drone Delivery Canada successfully completes test flights from Moosonee to Moose Factory

December 22, 2017 at 5:55 pm

Once thought of as pie-in-the-sky scenario, we could literally soon be seeing pies in the sky. After being granted permission..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Documentary on the Sixties Scoop illuminates a universal thread

Documentary on the Sixties Scoop illuminates a universal thread

November 24, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Birth of a Family is a touching chronicle of four siblings coming together, 50 years after being torn apart by the Sixties Scoop. In..

CULTURE & TRADITION

The decline of the woodland caribou is everyone’s responsibility, says Grand Council

The decline of the woodland caribou is everyone’s responsibility, says Grand Council

December 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm

The Grand Council of the Crees (GCC) is calling on every member of the Cree Nation to do their part to protect a dwindling herd..

SPORTS

Centre of the hockey universe

Centre of the hockey universe

December 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm

Hockey players and fans from across Eeyou Istchee descended on Val-d’Or as the 37th Annual CREE Senior Hockey and Broomball..

In The Issue

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Road to recognition: MoCreebec’s acceptance as the 11th Cree community paves way for provincial and federal negotiations

A resolution passed at the Grand Council of the Crees/Cree Nation Government (GCC/CNG) council board meeting November 22 seeks to make good on a 40-year-old promise. “It was recognized during the negotiations of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement […]

Province says curriculum changes are a path to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples

Province says curriculum changes are a path to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples

When a group of Ottawa high school students approached Vice-Principal Michelle Gauthier about sleeping overnight in a teepee to raise awareness about water issues in First Nations communities, she thought it was a great idea. It was a natural evolution […]

Trudeau government support for Bill C-262 is not yet a time for celebration

Trudeau government support for Bill C-262 is not yet a time for celebration

Applause and surprise met Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s announcement that the Trudeau Liberals would move to support bill C-262 – a private member’s bill sponsored by Romeo Saganash, the NDP MP for Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou. Tabled in the House of Commons in […]

Robert Ottereyes is fondly remembered across Eeyou Istchee

Robert Ottereyes is fondly remembered across Eeyou Istchee

Robert L. Ottereyes, known to many as Lobbut, passed away at Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital November 17 at around 2 am. He was a member of the Cree Nation of Waswanipi, where he was laid to rest November 22. In […]

After 185 years of municipal elections, Montreal voters finally put an Indigenous person on city council

After 185 years of municipal elections, Montreal voters finally put an Indigenous person on city council

Marie-Josée Parent only moved to Montreal as an adult, but quickly fell in love with the city. A few years later, she made history as the first Indigenous person elected as a city councilor since Montreal was incorporated as a […]

Abitibi-Témiscamingue First Nations fight for fair compensation from mining companies

Abitibi-Témiscamingue First Nations fight for fair compensation from mining companies

Protesters targeted the annual Quebec Mines conference with the message that exploration or exploitation on ancestral Anishnabe territory will no longer happen without their consent. Members of Anishnabeg First Nations, including Abitibiwinni Chief David Kistabish and Vice-Chief of Lac-Simon Pamela […]

Cable connection

Cable connection

According to the Eeyou Communications Network (ECN), everything is going according to plan with the company’s major telecommunications project that will see the James Bay region hooked up to a fibre-optic internet, video and IP telephone network. As work progresses […]

Documentary on the Sixties Scoop illuminates a universal thread

Documentary on the Sixties Scoop illuminates a universal thread

Birth of a Family is a touching chronicle of four siblings coming together, 50 years after being torn apart by the Sixties Scoop. In association the National Film Board and directed by Cree-Nakota filmmaker Tasha Hubbard, the documentary follows the […]

Protest targets Trudeau government’s refusal to follow court orders on funding children’s services

Protest targets Trudeau government’s refusal to follow court orders on funding children’s services

After a series of federal rulings that Canada was discriminating against First Nations children, Indigenous organizations held a National Day of Action on First Nations Child Welfare in Ottawa recently. The event was organized by the Assembly of First Nations […]

Brian Webb’s business provides for Chisasibi and keeps community traditions alive

Brian Webb’s business provides for Chisasibi and keeps community traditions alive

Just before Christmas a few years ago, Brian Webb’s mother set out to buy presents in Chisasibi for her granddaughters in Montreal. To her dismay, she found there weren’t many options available in her home community. “She couldn’t find anything,” […]