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  • Footprints exhibit creating discussions with youth and Elders

    Footprints exhibit creating discussions with youth and Elders

    February 16, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Yvonne Neeposh, a Cree Elder from Nemaska, said she felt she was walking down memory lane when she attended the Footprints: A Walk Through Generations exhibit with two of her granddaughters. One tool in the exhibit that Neeposh remembers using is the kuskunaapii, a traditional fishing tool that uses a bone as a hook, moose hide..

  • Bosum sleds his way to victory in season’s first event

    Bosum sleds his way to victory in season’s first event

    February 16, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    A Cree rider finished atop the podium as the 2018 snocross season got underway in late January. Nathaniel Bosum of Oujé-Bougoumou powered his 600cc Arctic-Cat to victory in the Pro 2 category at the Grand Prix Snocross Shawinigan, the first of seven events on this year’s SCMX snocross circuit. Bosum has high hopes for the 2018..

  • Cree players setting – and scoring – goals in CPJHL

    Cree players setting – and scoring – goals in CPJHL

    February 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm

      The Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League is getting a big boost from First Nations hockey players and fans. After struggling through its inaugural season in 2016-2017, the CPJHL made its first foray into Quebec this year with the launch of the Maniwaki Mustangs. Located 135 kilometres northeast of Ottawa adjacent to the Kitigan..

  • The Cree Health Board reflects on four decades of operation

    The Cree Health Board reflects on four decades of operation

    February 15, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Since its inception in 1978 as part of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) is using its 40th anniversary not only to commemorate its illustrious history but also as a means of assessing the objectives established in 2016. So, while the CHB will celebrate..

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Montreal Car Show showcases the future in road travel

Montreal Car Show showcases the future in road travel

February 15, 2018 at 9:48 pm

The 2018 Montreal Car Show offered the car enthusiast a true overview of the automobile innovations of the last 100 years. For..

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

Celebrating the last 350 years of Waskaganish

Celebrating the last 350 years of Waskaganish

January 30, 2018 at 7:42 pm

On September 29, 1668, a small British ship called the Nonsuch anchored in Rupert Bay, at the mouth of the Rupert River. It..

SPORTS

Canada's national women's hockey team for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics is introduced at Winsport's Markin McPhail Centre in Calgary, Alberta on December 22, 2017.

Canada’s roster includes three goaltenders, six defencemen, and 14 forwards:

Goaltenders: Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA), Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta.)

Defencemen: Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont./Toronto, CWHL), Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Markham, CWHL), Brigette Lacquette (Mallard, Man./Calgary, CWHL), Jocelyne Larocque (Ste. Anne, Man./Markham, CWHL), Meaghan Mikkelson (St. Albert, Alta./Calgary, CWHL), Lauriane Rougeau (Beaconsfield, Que./Montreal, CWHL);

Forwards: Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.), Bailey Bram (Ste. Anne, Man./Calgary, CWHL), Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA), Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que./Montreal, CWHL), Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./University of Wisconsin, WCHA), Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL), Jillian Saulnier (Halifax/Calgary, CWHL), Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL), Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont./Markham, CWHL), Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S./Calgary, CWHL), Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE).

Canadian First Nations well represented at 2018 Winter Olympics

January 22, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Both casual and hardcore sports fans from across Canada will be glued to screens for 17 days in February as athletes from around..

In The Issue

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

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 […]

Abitibi-Témiscamingue First Nations fight for fair compensation from mining companies

Abitibi-Témiscamingue First Nations fight for fair compensation from mining companies

Protesters targeted the annual Quebec Mines conference with the message that exploration or exploitation on ancestral Anishnabe territory will no longer happen without their consent. Members of Anishnabeg First Nations, including Abitibiwinni Chief David Kistabish and Vice-Chief of Lac-Simon Pamela […]

Cable connection

Cable connection

According to the Eeyou Communications Network (ECN), everything is going according to plan with the company’s major telecommunications project that will see the James Bay region hooked up to a fibre-optic internet, video and IP telephone network. As work progresses […]

Documentary on the Sixties Scoop illuminates a universal thread

Documentary on the Sixties Scoop illuminates a universal thread

Birth of a Family is a touching chronicle of four siblings coming together, 50 years after being torn apart by the Sixties Scoop. In association the National Film Board and directed by Cree-Nakota filmmaker Tasha Hubbard, the documentary follows the […]

Protest targets Trudeau government’s refusal to follow court orders on funding children’s services

Protest targets Trudeau government’s refusal to follow court orders on funding children’s services

After a series of federal rulings that Canada was discriminating against First Nations children, Indigenous organizations held a National Day of Action on First Nations Child Welfare in Ottawa recently. The event was organized by the Assembly of First Nations […]

Brian Webb’s business provides for Chisasibi and keeps community traditions alive

Brian Webb’s business provides for Chisasibi and keeps community traditions alive

Just before Christmas a few years ago, Brian Webb’s mother set out to buy presents in Chisasibi for her granddaughters in Montreal. To her dismay, she found there weren’t many options available in her home community. “She couldn’t find anything,” […]

Senate bill restores Indian Status to children born to women who married non-Natives

Senate bill restores Indian Status to children born to women who married non-Natives

A political showdown between the Canadian Senate and the House of Commons ended by answering one father’s dream – returning Indian Status to hundreds of thousands across Canada. Indigenous Senator Lillian Dyck was in tears at the November 7 announcement, […]

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

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 worry that they won’t get to participate in part of the fun and joy that is Christmas. […]

Search called off

Search called off

Despite a massive search operation that involved the Department of National Defence, the Sûreté du Québec and some 300 volunteers from Quebec and Ontario, two hunters from Waskaganish are still unaccounted for. “We’re still hoping to find them even though […]

Holiday Cheers

Holiday Cheers

You never know what to expect at the Grande Dégustation de Montréal, aka the wine and spirits exhibition. Last year featured South American Syrah and Shiraz wines; the previous year was rife with great Scotch whisky – to both our […]