Post Tagged with: "Abel Bosum"

Robin's Nest Opening Waswanipi Sept 25, 2017 Photo: K. Morrow

Waswanipi shelter offers a safe haven for abused women and children

  They say it takes a community to raise a child but the Cree have learned it takes one to protect women also. Robin’s Nest, a women’s shelter located in Waswanipi, opened its doors on September 25. Linda L. Shecapio, […]

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 […]

Electoral reform

This year’s elections for Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief was handled differently than in the past. There have certainly been many changes over the past decades in the way we choose our leaders. It’s only been since the 1970s […]

People’s Choice: Eeyou Istchee’s candidates for Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief

People’s Choice: Eeyou Istchee’s candidates for Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief

It’s election time again for the Cree Nation Government’s top positions. This year will see a new Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief elected. Advance polls are on July 5 and election day is July 12 to decide which one […]

Cree Cultural Institute launches travelling exhibit

Cree Cultural Institute launches travelling exhibit

It’s a time of reflection and gratitude for Abel Bosum as he welcomes the crowd gathered in Oujé-Bougoumou to inaugurate the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute’s first traveling exhibition. “We’ve accomplished something here,” Bosum told the Nation. “It’s certainly a wonderful […]

Father & Son hunting: Cyprien Caron & Abel Bosum

How Eeyouch made out in 2016 according to Abel Bosum

Quebec-Cree negotiator Abel Bosum can be as tough and as quick-witted as a tiger when it comes to defending and negotiating for his people. The following is his review for the Nation of Cree-Quebec relations over the past year. Commission […]

Mapping the learning path at the CSB regional assembly

Mapping the learning path at the CSB regional assembly

The Cree School Board’ second regional general assembly, held November 8-9, in Mistissini, brought together school board officials and representatives from all 10 Cree communities to map the event’s theme – “Our Journey Towards Student Success” – or determine the […]

Quebec announces cultural agreement in Oujé-Bougoumou

Quebec announces cultural agreement in Oujé-Bougoumou

Quebec Culture Minister Luc Fortin  visited the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute in Oujé-Bougoumou June 26 to announce a three-year cultural development agreement between the provincial government and the Cree Nation. The announcement marks the “first time Quebec has done a […]

Be the hero of your story – Abel Bosum receives honourary law degree

Be the hero of your story – Abel Bosum receives honourary law degree

The crowded auditorium falls silent as the speaker approaches the podium to address the graduating class of 2016. It’s a big moment but it’s one our speaker is used to. Abel Bosum has spoken all over the world, negotiated landmark […]

Cree Leaders New Year’s Reflections

Cree Leaders New Year’s Reflections

As years go, 2015 was a big one. Highlights included the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Grand Council of the Cree and the election of Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister. But there were also low points like the […]