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  • Footprints exhibit creating discussions with youth and Elders

    Footprints exhibit creating discussions with youth and Elders

    February 16, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Yvonne Neeposh, a Cree Elder from Nemaska, said she felt she was walking down memory lane when she attended the Footprints: A Walk Through Generations exhibit with two of her granddaughters. One tool in the exhibit that Neeposh remembers using is the kuskunaapii, a traditional fishing tool that uses a bone as a hook, moose hide..

  • Bosum sleds his way to victory in season’s first event

    Bosum sleds his way to victory in season’s first event

    February 16, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    A Cree rider finished atop the podium as the 2018 snocross season got underway in late January. Nathaniel Bosum of Oujé-Bougoumou powered his 600cc Arctic-Cat to victory in the Pro 2 category at the Grand Prix Snocross Shawinigan, the first of seven events on this year’s SCMX snocross circuit. Bosum has high hopes for the 2018..

  • Cree players setting – and scoring – goals in CPJHL

    Cree players setting – and scoring – goals in CPJHL

    February 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm

      The Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League is getting a big boost from First Nations hockey players and fans. After struggling through its inaugural season in 2016-2017, the CPJHL made its first foray into Quebec this year with the launch of the Maniwaki Mustangs. Located 135 kilometres northeast of Ottawa adjacent to the Kitigan..

  • The Cree Health Board reflects on four decades of operation

    The Cree Health Board reflects on four decades of operation

    February 15, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Since its inception in 1978 as part of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) is using its 40th anniversary not only to commemorate its illustrious history but also as a means of assessing the objectives established in 2016. So, while the CHB will celebrate..

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Montreal Car Show showcases the future in road travel

Montreal Car Show showcases the future in road travel

February 15, 2018 at 9:48 pm

The 2018 Montreal Car Show offered the car enthusiast a true overview of the automobile innovations of the last 100 years. For..

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

Celebrating the last 350 years of Waskaganish

Celebrating the last 350 years of Waskaganish

January 30, 2018 at 7:42 pm

On September 29, 1668, a small British ship called the Nonsuch anchored in Rupert Bay, at the mouth of the Rupert River. It..

SPORTS

Canada's national women's hockey team for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics is introduced at Winsport's Markin McPhail Centre in Calgary, Alberta on December 22, 2017.

Canada’s roster includes three goaltenders, six defencemen, and 14 forwards:

Goaltenders: Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA), Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta.)

Defencemen: Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont./Toronto, CWHL), Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Markham, CWHL), Brigette Lacquette (Mallard, Man./Calgary, CWHL), Jocelyne Larocque (Ste. Anne, Man./Markham, CWHL), Meaghan Mikkelson (St. Albert, Alta./Calgary, CWHL), Lauriane Rougeau (Beaconsfield, Que./Montreal, CWHL);

Forwards: Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.), Bailey Bram (Ste. Anne, Man./Calgary, CWHL), Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA), Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que./Montreal, CWHL), Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./University of Wisconsin, WCHA), Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL), Jillian Saulnier (Halifax/Calgary, CWHL), Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL), Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont./Markham, CWHL), Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S./Calgary, CWHL), Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE).

Canadian First Nations well represented at 2018 Winter Olympics

January 22, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Both casual and hardcore sports fans from across Canada will be glued to screens for 17 days in February as athletes from around..

In The Issue

Centre of the hockey universe

Centre of the hockey universe

Hockey players and fans from across Eeyou Istchee descended on Val-d’Or as the 37th Annual CREE Senior Hockey and Broomball Tournament rolled into town for four days, November 30 to December 3. The city briefly became the Centre of the […]

MMIWG inquiry criticism overshadows education, finance agreements at AFN gathering

MMIWG inquiry criticism overshadows education, finance agreements at AFN gathering

Despite a rocky start, chiefs at the annual Assembly of First Nations winter gathering held in Ottawa December 5-7 agreed to move forward on “historic” deals on finance and education with Canada. “We’ve made gains, but challenges remain,” AFN National […]

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

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 of woodland caribou. In a recently adopted resolution, the GCC condemned caribou hunting in Eeyou […]

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

Once thought of as pie-in-the-sky scenario, we could literally soon be seeing pies in the sky. After being granted permission by Transport Canada to conduct Canada’s first commercial tests, Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) of Vaughn, Ontario, completed several successful trial […]

Business Exchange Day allows Cree businesses to speed date with others

Business Exchange Day allows Cree businesses to speed date with others

Organized by the Secretariat to the Cree Nation Abitibi-Témiscamingue Economic Alliance, the Business Exchange Day is an event at which entrepreneurs schedule matchmaking meetings with other businesses. This year’s exchange was held in Val-d’Or November 29. “The event places a […]

On the precipice: Romeo Saganash’s bill will see UN Indigenous Rights Declaration become Canadian law

On the precipice: Romeo Saganash’s bill will see UN Indigenous Rights Declaration become Canadian law

It was over 30 years ago that a young Romeo Saganash first attended negotiations at the United Nations in New York City to help push Indigenous rights to the level of international law. Saganash now stands ready to see his […]

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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 […]