IN THE ISSUE

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

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

    December 8, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    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 for a student group that began introducing Indigenous culture and education..

  • 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

    December 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    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 April 2016, Bill C-262 calls for Canadian law..

  • Robert Ottereyes is fondly remembered across Eeyou Istchee

    Robert Ottereyes is fondly remembered across Eeyou Istchee

    December 8, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    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 mid-October, Ottereyes was medevaced to Montreal for respiratory complications and was in the intensive care unit..

  • 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

    December 8, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    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 city in 1832. When Montrealers went to the polls on November 5, they elected 65 members of city council..

UPDATES

Cable connection

Cable connection

December 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm

According to the Eeyou Communications Network (ECN), everything is going according to plan with the company’s major telecommunications..

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

Where to give so that all Cree can enjoy the seasonal feast this holiday season

Where to give so that all Cree can enjoy the seasonal feast this holiday season

November 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm

While sugar-plum fairies may be dancing in the minds of some children of the north come Christmas, for others it’s a time of..

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

The Wreath of Hope and Angel Tree

The folks at Meechum in Mistissini are gearing up for their Christmas charity campaign which includes the Wreath of Hope campaign to feed needy families and the Angel Tree to collect gifts for children whose families can not afford them. […]

Novel about Crees awarded the Giller Prize

Though Boyden, who is a member of the Woodlands Métis, was raised in Willowdale, Toronto, his novels have chronicled the lives of Northern Ontario Crees from the Moosonee area. His first novel, Three Day Road, is the story of two […]

Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women get UN Attention

The committee asked Canada to report back in one year on steps taken to address the failure of law-enforcement agencies to deal with the disappearance and murder of Aboriginal women and girls as well as inadequate social assistance rates across […]

Total prohibition

“There has been an increase in the number of bootleggers in town over the past few years and it has had a really negative social impact on the youth and, in some cases, some younger children. Alcohol is so readily […]

Special Care for Special Needs

The goal was to clarify who has special needs, understand those needs, identify possible solutions, document recommendations and suggest implementation strategies. At the same time, parents with special-needs children had the opportunity to attend workshops. It was a chance to […]

Banning Alcohol in Chisasibi

What started out as a tailing pond bursting due to abnormally heavy precipitation in the beginning of the summer has evolved into an ongoing saga of head-butting, improper testing and, finally the bad news, that it ain’t over yet. Though […]

The Nation Timeline part 2

Jan. 24, 2003: Cree legal eagles join bigger flock – James Bay Cree lawyers Mainville & Associates sign up with Montreal’s Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Feb. 7, 2003: SNC-Lavalin to build artillery test site in Cree territory – Non-Native James […]

The Nation Timeline part 1

Dec. 15, 1993: Hydro job creation myth – Hydro-Québec agreed, in 1986, to create 154 person-years of employment for Crees, only 10 to 20 achieved Jan. 20, 1994: The land is our dictionary – The Cree School Board’s Paul Gull […]

Addressing the State of the Cree Nation

From where the minor weaknesses lie within the Cree Nation to what makes the Crees stronger than any other Aboriginal community in Canada, Grand Chief Matthew Mukash straight talks with the magazine about the nation’s health and welfare, economics, sovereignty, […]

Further Containing the Contaminants

On June 23, a tailings pond at the defunct Opimiska mine burst, washing out a nearby road and flooding Slam Creek with large amounts of metals and the toxic chemicals used in their extraction. Slam Creek flows directly into the […]