IN THE ISSUE

  • WWF report a cause for concern in Eeyou Istchee

    WWF report a cause for concern in Eeyou Istchee

    October 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    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 over the past 40 years, when the study began. Looking at 900 species across the country..

  • 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

    October 13, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    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 everywhere, people adorned with suits and stern faces, ready to listen. He would have..

  • Eeyou Istchee considers its options as legal marijuana legislation approaches

    Eeyou Istchee considers its options as legal marijuana legislation approaches

    October 13, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    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 prepares for legal marijuana on July 1, 2018, the provinces and territories..

  • Contract tenders create tension for some Cree companies

    Contract tenders create tension for some Cree companies

    October 13, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    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 unfair competition. Neeposh, an Oujé-Bougoumou resident,..

UPDATES

CSB wins award for innovative summer reading camps

CSB wins award for innovative summer reading camps

October 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

The Cree School Board has been awarded the college’s prestigious Fitzpatrick Award for the summer literacy camps it established..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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

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

October 13, 2017 at 5:05 pm

  It doesn’t take long to see that brothers Allan “Lyrik” and Christian “Naskapi” Nabinacaboo are serious about hip-hop..

CULTURE & TRADITION

Eeyou Istchee’s political women reflect on their experience

Eeyou Istchee’s political women reflect on their experience

September 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm

Even as they are traditional wardens of the land and mothers to its children, women in Cree politics balance the responsibility..

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

Avoiding bullets

On four occasions in the past two months – August 4 and 30, Sept. 5 and 20 – Mistissini has become one large shooting range for local partiers. It seems to be the big thing now is to get drunk […]

More Moving Woes

While it’s hard to find an employee at the Public Health Department of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay who actually disagrees with the board’s move in theory, very few of them have anything positive […]

Islands and Youth

Both youth and land and their respective futures were on the table for discussion at Council Board meetings where local chiefs, Cree governance, members of various boards and other concerned individuals came together September 23 and 24 at Montreal’s Delta […]

A Blade Story

The crooked knife, also known as the drawknife or muuhkutaakan in Cree, was revolutionized by the European introduction of iron. However, prior to that its origins reach as far back as the Stone Age. According to author Russell Jalbert, who […]

Where’s the money?

After a 2005 flood in Kashechewan resulted in a complete evacuation of the reserve and severe damages to many of the residences, amidst public pressure, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada began to roll out the bucks to rebuild 60 homes. […]

In loving memory of Mary Alice Rabbitskin a.k.a. JooJet

D.O.B. January 1, 1943 went home July 28, 2008. First and foremost I would like to thank God for letting me know Mary Alice, also known as JooJet. When I first heard the news it was like a shock to […]

Community Violence

This letter is a response to the article in a recent issue of the Nation (Vol. 15, No. 22). Here are my comments and opinions of what happened to me. The way I see life in my community has changed […]

Let them eat chips

Last March, scientists from the Toronto-based environmental company Gartner Lee travelled to Attawapiskat, a small Ontario town at the mouth of the Attawapiskat River where it flows into the James Bay, and studied the condition of the water surrounding the […]

Move over Indian Act

On Saturday, September 13, people came from all over Quebec, Ontario, Hawaii, Ecuador, Chile and the States to walk alongside Montrealers as hundreds took to the streets in protest of the Canadian government’s refusal to adopt the UN’s Declaration on […]

The Prongs of Fighting Oppression

Having served 103 days in jail for defying a court order for staging protests at a potential uranium mining site near Sharbot Lake, Ontario, college professor and retired Ardoch Algonquin Chief Robert Lovelace has no regrets about serving time but […]