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  • 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 youth centre unveiled five powerful new murals that illustrate Cree culture and connection with the land. Catherine Quinn and Sophie Stella Boivin led this special project in collaboration with Mistissini..

  • Celebrating 40 years of the Cree School Board

    Celebrating 40 years of the Cree School Board

    June 8, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Attendees at the Regional General Assembly of the Cree School Board (CSB) in Eastmain June 5-6 marked the board’s 40th anniversary with a refreshed sense of purpose and direction. While there was some reminiscing of the CSB’s early years, this anniversary’s focus was on the last decade because it was during this time that..

  • Imagine a Canada supports youth and leadership through the lens of reconciliation

    Imagine a Canada supports youth and leadership through the lens of reconciliation

    June 8, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Felicity Coon-Come Brien of Voyageur Memorial High School in Mistissini was among the few chosen for her art for the Imagine a Canada national art and leadership initiative this year. Brien’s artwork is one of 13 chosen from students across Canada. She will join other student artists in Winnipeg at the Imagine a Canada event May..

  • Canada set to flout UNDRIP in Kinder Morgan purchase

    Canada set to flout UNDRIP in Kinder Morgan purchase

    June 8, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government risks sparking a constitutional crisis with First Nations over its $4.5 billion purchase of Kinder Morgan’s controversial Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline project. The controversial 987-kilometre pipeline expansion from Edmonton to a saltwater port in Burnaby, BC, will increase bitumen..

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Part 2 of Neil Diamond’s most excellent international adventure

May 24, 2018 at 9:31 pm

Even before ending up in Montenegro, I had been planning to write a travel book. I thought I had what I believed was a very clever..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

New role models to empower the youth

New role models to empower the youth

June 8, 2018 at 4:46 pm

For countless kids around the world, comic books are the gateway to reading for pleasure and an opportunity to project themselves..

CULTURE & TRADITION

The Nation’s annual roundup of ways to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

The Nation’s annual roundup of ways to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

June 8, 2018 at 4:50 pm

This June 21 marks Canada’s first official National Indigenous Peoples Day. Of course, it’s not a new day, nor a statutory..

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

Cree racing team impresses at Cain’s Quest endurance race

Cree racing team impresses at Cain’s Quest endurance race

Two brothers from Eeyou Istchee made history last month as the first Cree competitors to take part in Cain’s Quest, the world’s toughest and longest snowmobile endurance race. Starting and finishing biennially in Labrador City, Cain’s Quest takes participants on […]

Women of Eeyou Istchee honoured for outstanding achievements in their field

Women of Eeyou Istchee honoured for outstanding achievements in their field

  It was a privilege and shock for Dr. Sarah Pash when her name was called at the 5th Outstanding Women Awards gala. “I think I blacked out,” joked Pash when asked what she said in her acceptance speech. “It […]

Regional language engagement session puts everyone on the same page

Regional language engagement session puts everyone on the same page

It may be odd to say, but in order to preserve the Cree language, the Crees need to speak to each other. That’s why a number of entities sent representatives to the Eeyou Istchee Regional Language Engagement Session March 13-15. […]

The Car Guy: GCC offers negotiator to help Crees get a fair deal on automobiles

The Car Guy: GCC offers negotiator to help Crees get a fair deal on automobiles

The car-buying climate for Crees in the Val-d’Or and Abitibi-Témiscamingue region has created an environment of mistrust. The problem has gotten so bad that some Cree would rather make the long trip to Ottawa or Montreal to buy a car. […]

MONTREAL, Que. (03/16/18) — A woman opens the return of the session during the fifth day of the Montreal community witness hearings of the inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Montreal, on Mar. 16, 2018. The Inquiry stopped in Montreal's Bonaventure Hotel and spent the week hearing testimonies from various members of the indigenous communities. Photo by Andrej Ivanov

The MMIWG’s national inquiry holds hearings in Montreal

They came from across the province to speak publicly about those who are close and dear to them. After five days of listening to 82 family members and survivors bear witness, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women […]

Romeo Saganash speaks about UNDRIP’s human rights application in Canadian law

Romeo Saganash speaks about UNDRIP’s human rights application in Canadian law

Romeo Saganash is a relentless campaigner when it comes to human rights for Indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world. The NDP MP for the Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou riding since 2011, Saganash spoke at McGill University’s Faculty of Law March 15 […]

NEWPORT, RI -  JULY 1967:  Singer songwriter and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie performs at the Newport Folk Festival in July, 1967 in Newport, Rhode Island. (Photo by David Gahr/Getty Images)

Rumble sweeps documentary honours at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World chronicles the forgotten history of Indigenous influence in American music by interviewing renowned artists, producers, writers and family members of icons. Produced by Rezolution Pictures and co-directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana, […]

Small Town, Big History: Waskaganish 350 in photos

Small Town, Big History: Waskaganish 350 in photos

Photos by Ian Diamond For four days in February the community of Waskaganish became the centre of all Eeyou Istchee as it commemorated its 350th anniversary. The community traces its modern history back to 1668, when Europeans arrived on its […]

Homage to Cree cuisine brings Sabtuan cooking class to high-end Montreal restaurant

Homage to Cree cuisine brings Sabtuan cooking class to high-end Montreal restaurant

Traditional Cree cooking met Portuguese haute cuisine February 26-27 when the Sabtuan Regional Training and Vocational Centre’s (SRVTC) professional cooking class teamed up with renowned chef Helena Loureiro at her Montreal restaurant Portus 360. Over the course of two nights, […]

It takes a Nation: Cree Health Board and Mikw Chiyâm arts program team up on suicide prevention campaign

It takes a Nation: Cree Health Board and Mikw Chiyâm arts program team up on suicide prevention campaign

It takes a village to raise a child, according to the old adage, but a recent project saw an entire nation come together to promote hope, community and life with five spectacular posters for an anti-suicide campaign. The campaign is […]