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

The Government Won’t Budge

Having declared a state of emergency with a desire to evacuate on March 28, the community of Attawapiskat is still living amid contamination from diesel fumes and Indian Affairs is thwarting their every attempt to leave. In mid-March, Indian and […]

Eelgrass Once More

Though it’s been a long time coming, the declining eelgrass growth in James Bay is finally being discussed once more in the House of Commons. In March 2008, Crees from Chisasibi, along with their Chief Roderick Pachano, spoke in the […]

Patricia Menarick’s medal

It’s been a great year for, Patricia Menarick, a Cree student at Canadore College. She was one of 99 Aboriginal graduates and received one of the Ontario college’s most prestigious awards. Menarick was nominated by her professors of the Social […]

To: The Editorial Board of the Nation

Regarding the article in the brief section of the Nation (Vol. 16, No. 10 March 27, 2009). Why does this magazine keep dragging the former Grand Chief Ted Moses through the mud. Is it because it’s election year for the Grand […]

Volunteers Needed in the Search for Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander

The families of Maisy Odjick, 16, and Shannon Alexander, 17, have joined forces with the team from Search and Global One in an ongoing effort to recover clues to the teens’ whereabouts. The girls, who are both from the Algonquin […]

More Dead Ducks than Previously Estimated in Alberta’s Oil Sands

Syncrude Canada president Tom Katinas has announced that 1,606 ducks died in one of the company’s tailings ponds last spring and not the original 500 that was suspected. The ducks drowned in the tailings pond last spring and the original […]

The Journey Ends and a New Chapter Begins

The second leg of the Journey through Eeyou Istchee, “Journey of Hope, Embracing Life”, finished in celebration on March 28 in Waskaganish. The first leg of the journey began through the inland Cree communities during the winter of 2008, while […]

New Study Suggests Native Children Have 4X Higher Death Rate

A groundbreaking new study released by Health Canada suggests that Indigenous children in Canada and several other developed countries have an infant mortality rate four times higher than the non-Indigenous populations of those countries. The 18-month-long study, Indigenous Children’s Health […]

Sunglasses Are A Sure Sign Of Spring

My parents were visiting recently this spring. My dad Marius wanted to buy sunglasses in the worst way. He was considering some fashion glasses that were expensive and I convinced him to head to a dollar store. He took advantage […]

Following the Dream

Vern Cooper, who plays for the Michigan-based Plymouth Whalers, is a member of the Waswanipi Cree First Nation. Like a lot of youth, Cooper started skating at the age of four and was playing hockey by the age of five. […]