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

A 60s Scoop survivor discusses Ottawa’s compensation offer

A 60s Scoop survivor discusses Ottawa’s compensation offer

“The government is really cheap! It’s really surreal and really insulting, considering all of the things that Indigenous people have gone through.” Nakuset, the First Nations activist and Director of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, was speaking about the […]

Two Native men from Canada tell their stories of the mass shooting in Las Vegas

Two Native men from Canada tell their stories of the mass shooting in Las Vegas

“Are those people dead?” Jode Kechego asked a security guard October 1 on the roof of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas after Nevada resident Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival, killing 58 people […]

The Gookumnouch Council shares life teachings

The Gookumnouch Council shares life teachings

  When Irene Bearskin House was 10 years old, she learned in school that the fiddle wasn’t an instrument from her own culture. She became curious: what was played in Cree culture? Bearskin House asked one of her grandmothers, a […]

After 12 years in Egypt, daughters come home with their Mistissini mother

After 12 years in Egypt, daughters come home with their Mistissini mother

A Mistissini woman’s years-long struggle to bring her daughters home from Egypt is finally over. Candy Gunner landed in Montreal October 2 with Fatma, 16, and Aisha, 13 – leaving only eight hours before an Egyptian court forbid their departure. […]

Taking ownership: GCC discusses private home ownership

Taking ownership: GCC discusses private home ownership

The Grand Council of the Crees is looking to begin a new era for housing within the Cree Nation – one that helps facilitate private home ownership and prevents the type of “mass exodus” that has occurred in response to […]

Crees briefed on ongoing provincial and federal inquiries

Crees briefed on ongoing provincial and federal inquiries

About 50 people gathered in Val-d’Or October 5 for an information session with the Cree Nation Government and representatives of both the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and the Public Inquiry Commission on relations […]

Cree Goaltender Trevor Cooper Joins Elite Ranks with Lac St-Louis Lions

Cree Goaltender Trevor Cooper Joins Elite Ranks with Lac St-Louis Lions

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 for the Midget AAA Lac St-Louis Lions. After attending a grueling training camp with no […]

Robin's Nest Opening Waswanipi Sept 25, 2017 Photo: K. Morrow

Waswanipi shelter offers a safe haven for abused women and children

  They say it takes a community to raise a child but the Cree have learned it takes one to protect women also. Robin’s Nest, a women’s shelter located in Waswanipi, opened its doors on September 25. Linda L. Shecapio, […]

WWF report a cause for concern in Eeyou Istchee

WWF report a cause for concern in Eeyou Istchee

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 […]

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

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 […]