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

Eeyou Istchee considers its options as legal marijuana legislation approaches

Eeyou Istchee considers its options as legal marijuana legislation approaches

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 […]

Contract tenders create tension for some Cree companies

Contract tenders create tension for some Cree companies

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 […]

Naskapi hip-hop group Violent Ground hits the big stage in Montreal

Naskapi hip-hop group Violent Ground hits the big stage in Montreal

  It doesn’t take long to see that brothers Allan “Lyrik” and Christian “Naskapi” Nabinacaboo are serious about hip-hop – they live and breathe it. Their passion for rapping shines through their actions, words and personas, both on stage and […]

CSB wins award for innovative summer reading camps

CSB wins award for innovative summer reading camps

The Cree School Board has been awarded the college’s prestigious Fitzpatrick Award for the summer literacy camps it established in Eeyou Istchee five years ago in partnership with Frontier College. CSB School Operations Director Kim Quinn is deeply honoured by […]

Tenth anniversary of landmark UN agreement is a time for tempered celebration

Tenth anniversary of landmark UN agreement is a time for tempered celebration

It was a long struggle to finalize negotiations of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations a decade ago. But it’s proving to be an even longer path to the adoption of the UNDRIP by […]

Annie Pootoogook, caught between two worlds

Annie Pootoogook, caught between two worlds

Her life, like her art, was situated between two worlds. And both her worlds featured soaring highs and tragic lows. Annie Pootoogook’s life ended just over a year ago, on September 19, 2016. In her 47 years of life, Pootoogook’s […]

Voices of change: the many ways to testify to the provincial inquiry

Voices of change: the many ways to testify to the provincial inquiry

For Natasia Mukash, it was a difficult decision to come forward and share her story with the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Quebec – known by its French acronym, CERP. “A lot […]

Protest over construction tendering results in two arrests

Protest over construction tendering results in two arrests

A nine-day peaceful protest calling for Cree entities to prioritize contracts to Cree companies in Eeyou Istchee resulted in two brothers being arrested September 6 in Mistissini. The protest started when an electrical company from Chibougamau showed up at a […]

Polar bear management discussions get underway

Polar bear management discussions get underway

Representatives of the coastal Cree Nations, along with hunters from each community, met in Chisasibi in early September to discuss a future polar-bear management regime for the Eeyou Marine Region and the Southern Hudson Bay population. This follows on a […]

The Nation’s Fall/Winter Tourism Guide

The Nation’s Fall/Winter Tourism Guide

Messin’ around in Montreal NHL Hockey The 2017-18 NHL hockey season is just around the corner, with the Montreal Canadiens visiting the Buffalo Sabres for their season opener October 5. The Ottawa Senators will kick off the campaign at home […]