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  • New Cree chamber opera Chaakapesh: The Trickster’s Quest Comes to the North

    New Cree chamber opera Chaakapesh: The Trickster’s Quest Comes to the North

    September 13, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    The tundra will be alive with the sound of music this month as the world-renowned Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) brings a Cree-language chamber opera to the north. From September 9-19, maestro Kent Nagano and the OSM’s musicians will trace a path from Nunavik through Quebec’s interior toward the Lower North Shore,..

  • Flora Weistchee’s beaded artwork is dedicated to all Indigenous women

    Flora Weistchee’s beaded artwork is dedicated to all Indigenous women

    September 13, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    “It came to me in a dream in 2015,” said recent Facebook phenom Flora Weistchee, artisan and designer of a beading project called My Grandmother’s Garden. In her dream Flora was at her kitchen table with a full caribou hide spread out in front of her and her late grandmother, Helen Weistchee, sat across from her. Her grandmother..

  • Cree community develops state-of-the-art waste management system

    Cree community develops state-of-the-art waste management system

    September 13, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    As stewards of the land, the Cree Nation of Mistissini is walking the talk when it comes to recycling and waste management. According to Mistissini Public Services Manager Jonathan MacLeod, the idea for the community’s Eco-centre was put into place under the premise of best practices for the protection of the land and environment. Initially,..

  • Waswanipi hosts the Nishiiyuu Council of Elders cultural gathering

    Waswanipi hosts the Nishiiyuu Council of Elders cultural gathering

    September 13, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    As part of its ongoing mission to preserve Cree culture and traditional practices, the Nishiiyuu Council of Elders held its eighth annual cultural celebration August 20-23 in Waswanipi. This year’s gathering was a collaboration between the Nishiiyuu Council, the Cree Nation Youth Council, the Cree Women of Eeyou Istchee Association..

UPDATES

Provincial candidates offer their vision for Ungava after the October 1 election

Provincial candidates offer their vision for Ungava after the October 1 election

September 13, 2018 at 8:46 pm

The Nation interviewed provincial election candidates in the Ungava riding to discuss their platforms regarding for the varied..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The Nation was well represented at Osheaga

The Nation was well represented at Osheaga

August 31, 2018 at 4:48 pm

by Dan Isaac and Matt Dessner In its 13th iteration, the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, the crown jewel of Canadian music festivals,..

CULTURE & TRADITION

Cree Trappers’ Association celebrates 40 years of Cree culture

Cree Trappers’ Association celebrates 40 years of Cree culture

September 13, 2018 at 8:42 pm

The Cree Trappers’ Association celebrated its 40th anniversary at its general assembly in Mistissini by honouring past leaders..

SPORTS

Justin MacLeod and Noah Neeposh take home hockey gold in Italy

Justin MacLeod and Noah Neeposh take home hockey gold in Italy

August 31, 2018 at 4:51 pm

Like most 11-year-olds, Justin MacLeod of Mistissini and Waswanipi’s Noah Neeposh love to play hockey and to play video games..

In The Issue

Q052 raps about rez realities on his debut album

Q052 raps about rez realities on his debut album

Music has long been a powerful force championed by movements seeking social change, ranging from subtle messages of empowerment to more explicitly provocative songs that demand action with a heightened sense of urgency. Mi’kmaq rapper Q052 certainly belongs to the […]

First Nations wrestling star highlights ring action for Waskaganish anniversary

First Nations wrestling star highlights ring action for Waskaganish anniversary

Whether you call it a guilty pleasure or the coolest thing you’ve ever seen on TV – Crees love wrestling. So for Waskaganish’s 350th establishment celebration, it was time for a mega rumble July 16 and 17 at the Rupert […]

More honours for Cree Justice innovator Donnie Nicholls

More honours for Cree Justice innovator Donnie Nicholls

Donnie Nicholls is no stranger to distinction. In addition to holding three Bachelors and a Masters degree in the fields of economics and law, he also attended the Harvard Business School for Advanced Management Program, received a Cree Nation Achievement Foundation […]

Tea & Bannock: The legacy of Skoden

Tea & Bannock: The legacy of Skoden

For millennials like myself, meme culture is now a big part of our social interactions on Facebook. Over the years, it has become the most common form of humour on social medias and became so viral that some universities like […]

Mines and communities work together to fight forest fires during hot and dry July

Mines and communities work together to fight forest fires during hot and dry July

Quebec mining companies played a vital part in communicating with First Nations communities and hosting firefighters from elsewhere in Canada and the United States during July as 400 firefighters were flown in to help contain forest fires resulting from lightning […]

Imagining alternate realities at Montreal Comiccon 2018

Imagining alternate realities at Montreal Comiccon 2018

This year Montreal Comiccon celebrated its 10th year anniversary of hosting fantastic to geeky activities for fans of pop culture. Tens of thousands of comic-nerds, sci-fi fans and collectors buzzed around Montreal’s Palais des Congrès July 6-8. Some lined up […]

Sweltering heat couldn’t stop Kahnawake’s 2018 Powwow

Sweltering heat couldn’t stop Kahnawake’s 2018 Powwow

Despite the scorching heat and dry conditions, throngs of people flocked to Kahnawake over the July 14-15 weekend for the 28th annual “Echoes of a Proud Nation” Powwow. More than 8300 visitors, dancers, vendors and food vendors from across Turtle […]

Nathaniel Bosum, July 9, 1989 – July 1, 2018

Nathaniel Bosum, July 9, 1989 – July 1, 2018

Almost 29 years ago Abel and Sophie Bosum welcomed Nathaniel Bosum into their lives. From the start Nathaniel was a happy child loved by the entire family. He always had a smile on his face, one that was genuine and […]

A new atlas maps Indigenous histories across Canada

A new atlas maps Indigenous histories across Canada

As a kid, maps and atlases brought the world to life for me, combining the stories of land and people in a visual way. So when Canadian Geographic recently asked me to help edit their new Indigenous Peoples Atlas of […]

More damning testimony to Viens Commission about racist incidents at Val-d’Or hospital

More damning testimony to Viens Commission about racist incidents at Val-d’Or hospital

Natasia Mukash’s testimony to the Viens Comission in 2017 of a traumatic experience at the hands of Val-d’Or nurses and doctors while having a miscarriage inspired former Mistissini Chief William Mianscum to disclose his own harrowing story to the commission […]