IN THE ISSUE

  • WWF report a cause for concern in Eeyou Istchee

    WWF report a cause for concern in Eeyou Istchee

    October 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    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 over the past 40 years, when the study began. Looking at 900 species across the country..

  • 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

    October 13, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    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 everywhere, people adorned with suits and stern faces, ready to listen. He would have..

  • Eeyou Istchee considers its options as legal marijuana legislation approaches

    Eeyou Istchee considers its options as legal marijuana legislation approaches

    October 13, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    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 prepares for legal marijuana on July 1, 2018, the provinces and territories..

  • Contract tenders create tension for some Cree companies

    Contract tenders create tension for some Cree companies

    October 13, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    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 unfair competition. Neeposh, an Oujé-Bougoumou resident,..

UPDATES

CSB wins award for innovative summer reading camps

CSB wins award for innovative summer reading camps

October 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

The Cree School Board has been awarded the college’s prestigious Fitzpatrick Award for the summer literacy camps it established..

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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

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

October 13, 2017 at 5:05 pm

  It doesn’t take long to see that brothers Allan “Lyrik” and Christian “Naskapi” Nabinacaboo are serious about hip-hop..

CULTURE & TRADITION

Eeyou Istchee’s political women reflect on their experience

Eeyou Istchee’s political women reflect on their experience

September 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm

Even as they are traditional wardens of the land and mothers to its children, women in Cree politics balance the responsibility..

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

Wabun Youth Gathering emphasizes post-secondary education

Wabun Youth Gathering emphasizes post-secondary education

The Wabun Youth Gathering celebrated its 11th year with venues at Laurentian University in Sudbury for seniors and the wilderness lakeside resort setting of Horwood Lake Lodge west of Timmins for juniors. More than 36 senior youth participated in the […]

AFN gathering addresses MMIWG difficulties

AFN gathering addresses MMIWG difficulties

Big issues at the 38th Assembly of First Nations annual general assembly held in Regina July 25-27 included the MMIWG Inquiry and the recent memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and National Chief Perry Bellegarde. The […]

Toronto conference hones the cutting edge of Indigenous schooling

Toronto conference hones the cutting edge of Indigenous schooling

Delegates from across the world, including several from the Cree School Board and the Cree Department of Justice and Correctional Services, gathered in Toronto in July to take part in the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE). Hosted by […]

Abel Bosum takes over at Cree AGA in Whapmagoostui

Abel Bosum takes over at Cree AGA in Whapmagoostui

Newly elected Grand Chief Abel Bosum’s presided over his first Annual General Assembly as Grand Chief August 1-3 in Whapmagoostui, where the Nation spoke to new Cree leaders about his election victory. Bosum said he felt validated by the response […]

Cree youth succeed in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games

Cree youth succeed in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games

The final stage of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) took place in Toronto July 17-21, but for participating athletes, the preparation stretched back a whole year. More than 20 Cree athletes competed across a variety of sports as part […]

A personal tribute to Dr. Matthew Coon Come

A personal tribute to Dr. Matthew Coon Come

It is a most humbling experience to have been chosen by the people of Eeyou/Eenou Istchee to serve you as your next Grand Chief. It is also profoundly humbling to realize that I will be following in the footsteps of […]

Whapmagoostui launches ‘Helping Homes’ to address housing crisis

Whapmagoostui launches ‘Helping Homes’ to address housing crisis

In response to Whapmagoostui’s severe housing shortage, Chief Louisa Wynne has turned to North Bay, Ontario-based SuperSHELL Homes Corporation. Chief Wynne was in North Bay July 19 to announce the launch of the Washkahagun Wechihitowin (“Helping Homes”) project along with […]

Cree health services make ‘major’ leap with new technology

Cree health services make ‘major’ leap with new technology

The new healthcare services available to Cree patients through high-speed internet is not only saving the system money but bringing in essential specialist services that were rarely available in remote northern communities. According to Chisasibi Hospital director Philippe Lubino, who […]

Old-school skills at Big Rock Fishing Derby

Old-school skills at Big Rock Fishing Derby

This year’s Big Rock Fishing Derby, held on Lake Mistissini July 14-16, posed a challenging twist to contestants. For the first time ever, fish-finder and GPS technologies that have become so common in the sport were forbidden. “This year was […]

BoC and CreeCo host second annual AGA in Wemindji

BoC and CreeCo host second annual AGA in Wemindji

The Board of Compensation (BoC) and CreeCo held their second annual general assembly July 12-13 in Wemindji. Those in attendance heard detailed reports on the various enterprises under the CreeCo portfolio and positive news regarding the BoC. “At the Board […]