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  • First Nations hockey team turns racist incidents during Quebec tournament into positive action

    First Nations hockey team turns racist incidents during Quebec tournament into positive action

    June 21, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    Members of a First Nations hockey team subjected to racist taunts at a recent tournament in Quebec City are feeling encouraged by the cross-Canada support they have received and hope the resulting attention will help root out racism in the sport. The First Nation Elites Bantam AAA team is comprised of players aged 13 to 15 from..

  • Attention to Val-d’Or policing problem leads to positive change for local Indigenous

    Attention to Val-d’Or policing problem leads to positive change for local Indigenous

    June 21, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Often derided as the “Sin City of the North,” Val-d’Or has seen its share of crises over the last decade. There’s also been opportunity in the face of these challenges. Through documenting and developing programing to address the issues, the city’s Native Friendship Centre (NFC) has helped foster positive change. According..

  • Protecting Waswanipi’s Broadback forest from a renewed threat

    Protecting Waswanipi’s Broadback forest from a renewed threat

    June 21, 2018 at 6:07 pm

                                               Broadback River When the Cree Nation Government signed a forestry co-management agreement with the Quebec government in 2015, Waswanipi members were unhappy that the protected area did not include their section of the Broadback Valley. A letter from..

  • How the Nation brought home the hardware from the QCNA Awards Gala

    How the Nation brought home the hardware from the QCNA Awards Gala

    June 21, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    For over two decades the Nation has participated in the Quebec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA) Awards, a gala to honour journalists, photographers, editors and publishers from across the province for their work in community media. And every year we’ve taken home our fair share of hardware. One of our first entries in the..

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

Mistissini’s youth centre unveils mural project

Mistissini’s youth centre unveils mural project

June 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm

As this year’s Goose Break comes to an end, Mistissini youth have another reason to celebrate. On May 16, the community’s..

CULTURE & TRADITION

Tea and Bannock: Love letter to Indigenous youth

Tea and Bannock: Love letter to Indigenous youth

June 8, 2018 at 5:04 pm

  The thing I like the most about my work is connecting with other Indigenous youth. We are often seen as cold statistics..

SPORTS

Chisasibi Beavers end impressive season with run to Inter-regionals final

Chisasibi Beavers end impressive season with run to Inter-regionals final

April 27, 2018 at 5:35 pm

Young Cree hockey players took centre stage last month as the Chisasibi Beavers Atom A squad made the long trip to Laval to compete..

In The Issue

Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal asks Prime Minister Trudeau to fund housing project

Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal asks Prime Minister Trudeau to fund housing project

In a speech to the United Nations last September, Prime Minister Trudeau spoke of Canada’s poor treatment of Indigenous peoples, highlighting the “human-rights crisis” of violence against Indigenous women and girls, and pledged concrete steps toward reconciliation. Now Nakuset – […]

Reviewing the progress made by the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network

Reviewing the progress made by the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network

A decade ago, Nakuset, the Executive Director of the Montreal Native Women’s Shelter, took it upon herself to gather together as many Native groups as possible to see what issues could be address and goals accomplished by working together. Today, […]

Fear and loathing: the message at the Women’s Show was clear – don’t age

Fear and loathing: the message at the Women’s Show was clear – don’t age

Billed as “The Ultimate Girls Day Out,” the National Women’s Show was jam-packed with vendors and presenters trying to sell their goods and services to the thousands of women that flocked to the April 20-22 event to sample, savour, get […]

The Tourist Train: the Nation’s annual summer tourism guide

The Tourist Train: the Nation’s annual summer tourism guide

As the snow melts and spring becomes a certainty here in Montreal, people are emerging from hibernation, losing layers and getting out to enjoy what the city has to offer. While warm weather might still be a few weeks away […]

Staying on message: AFN’s Special Chiefs Assembly recap

Staying on message: AFN’s Special Chiefs Assembly recap

With the number of Indigenous issues making national headlines in recent months –such as the Colten Boushie verdict, the Kinder Morgan protest, and the papal non-apology – staying focused can be a daunting task at Assembly of First Nations meetings. […]

Remembering the past, and planning for the future of the Cree Health Board

Remembering the past, and planning for the future of the Cree Health Board

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) held its regional general assembly in Waswanipi April 10-12, under the theme “Working Together Towards a Healthy Future”. Key delegates from within the […]

Scanned Document

Building on the past: honouring the architect of Oujé-Bougoumou’s first structure

A Shaputuan – sometimes spelled sabutan – is a traditional Cree longhouse shelter with a door on each end. One door represents a respect for knowledge passed forward from the Elders. The other symbolizes new kinds of learning taken out […]

From canvas to clothes: how a renowned Cree artist is making her art and designs prêt-à-porter

From canvas to clothes: how a renowned Cree artist is making her art and designs prêt-à-porter

Whapmagoostui’s Natasia Mukash is known as a talented painter and visual artist. Now she is taking her traditionally inspired work in a new direction. She’s making her artwork wearable by designing textiles and printing her designs onto premade garments. “I […]

The Home Run: mushing through history and tough weather

The Home Run: mushing through history and tough weather

Justin Allen, a 34-year-old musher, says wolves are challenging his dog sledding journey home to Saint John, New Brunswick. “I didn’t have as much sleep as I would have liked,” he said, “I would have to stay outside with my […]

Chisasibi Beavers end impressive season with run to Inter-regionals final

Chisasibi Beavers end impressive season with run to Inter-regionals final

Young Cree hockey players took centre stage last month as the Chisasibi Beavers Atom A squad made the long trip to Laval to compete in the 2018 Quebec Inter-regional championship tournament. Comprised of many of the best 9- and 10-year-old […]