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

Niimuuhiikan offers a more personal powwow

Niimuuhiikan offers a more personal powwow

August 19 and 20 marked a weekend of celebration in Mistissini, with the 2017 version of the Niimuuhiikan powwow rolling smoothly and taking place outside on the land despite some inclement weather. JBCCS Executive Director Luke MacLeod said that the […]

The Brain Machine

The Brain Machine

Growing up, I have always thought about useful inventions that could change the world. One invention I recall was a machine that would transfer years of schooling into a person’s brain within seconds thus eliminating the need to attend an […]

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Cree School Board Grads

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Cree School Board Grads

Another school year has come and gone and along the way friends were made, and interesting times were had – some better than others. But there were also accomplishments and as this school year drifts into another recognition is due […]

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This year’s Mattagami powwow honours the Elders

A trio of eagles in flight greeted the seventh annual Mattagami First Nation Powwow August 19-20. Elder Mike Naveau pointed out that the three eagles had been over the community leading up to the gathering. Local members took it as […]

Opening of QMJHL camps signal opportunities for young Cree players

Opening of QMJHL camps signal opportunities for young Cree players

The off-season was short-lived for hockey players seeking a coveted spot on a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team, including a trio of young Cree players who are once again on the Val-d’Or Foreurs training camp roster. Mistissini’s Adam Cheezo […]

Beyond the win

Beyond the win

One young Cree athlete’s participation at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) last July represented a milestone that she never expected to see. An avid basketball player since the age of 12, Montana Kitchen fell in love with the game […]

First People’s Fest explores issues of Indigenous identity

First People’s Fest explores issues of Indigenous identity

Aboriginal culture and recognition was celebrated during the 27th First People’s Festival in Montréal August 2-9 with films, live music and art installations that showcased multi-disciplinary Indigenous art from around the globe. The opening gala at the BanQ National Library […]

MMIWG Inquiry loses another high profile staffer & Stingray Music partners with APTN

MMIWG Inquiry loses another high profile staffer & Stingray Music partners with APTN

MMIWG Inquiry loses another major player Yet another high-profile Indigenous figure has stepped down from Canada’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. This time the team lost Waneek Horn-Miller, its director of community engagement, who said […]

MONTREAL, QUE.: August 6, 2017-- Flatbush Zombies perform during Osheaga at Parc Jean Drapeau on Sunday August 6, 2017.  (Tim Snow / EVENKO MANDATORY CREDIT)

Storming Osheaga

Despite inclement weather, some high-profile cancelations (Solange, De La Soul and Lil’ Uzi Vert) and a change of venue, Osheaga still impressed in its 12th year on the festival circuit. Montreal’s foremost music festival held on Île Sainte-Hélène attracted a […]

2017 GCC AGA Draft Resolutions

2017 GCC AGA Draft Resolutions

Resolution 2017-10: Honorarium for Members of the Board of Compensation of the Cree Nation Government WHEREAS by a Resolution adopted at an Assembly of the Board of Compensation of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government on […]