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Snowmobile racing with Reggie and Trevor Bosum

Snowmobile racing with Reggie and Trevor Bosum

The 2017 snowmobile-racing season closed out on a high note in late March with the running of the Oujé-Bougoumou Snowmobile Challenge. Featuring cross-country races in four categories – Pro, Sport, Women’s and Beginners – the Oujé-Bougoumou Snowmobile Challenge brings together […]

Cree students seeing success through art

Cree students seeing success through art

Many of the students in the Mikw Chiyam program didn’t want to spend a second more than they had to at school. But because of the opportunity to work in partnership with professional artists, some of the students have been […]

James Bay racing season

James Bay racing season

Rain and warm temperatures brought an early end to winter sporting events across many parts of southern Quebec, but the conditions have been near perfect for a host of snowmobile races taking place across Eeyou Istchee. One of the highlights […]

Bread supplies in Chisasibi go toast

Bread supplies in Chisasibi go toast

Whether it was personal or political, 2016 was a difficult year for a lot of people. The beginning of 2017 offered the opportunity for many to turn the page, focus on the future, and put the dark events of the […]

Road hogs

“Yes, I’ll take the baby car seat and GPS options please, plus the take-it-to-the-max insurance,” I tell the tall, young, professional-looking man at the car rental counter. In short order I had my pick of colour and finish. Two hours […]

Eeyou Istchee Powwow Roundup

Eeyou Istchee Powwow Roundup

Rain fails to dampen Niimuuhiikan celebration Big Rock’s annual powwow took place August 20-21 with Luke MacLeod bringing on Justice Debassige as the new coordinator for Mistissini’s fourth annual celebration. Inclement weather forced the powwow to move indoors to the […]

Hunting identity: Duncan McCue’s trapline memoirs

Hunting identity: Duncan McCue’s trapline memoirs

CBC reporter and host Duncan McCue was in the midst of a 10-month fellowship for leading journalists when one of his instructors challenged him to write about a teacher who had changed his life. McCue thought about it, and then […]

No protests, but plenty of politics – and two clowns – at this year’s Cree Nation AGA in Chisasibi

No protests, but plenty of politics – and two clowns – at this year’s Cree Nation AGA in Chisasibi

Every annual general meeting is different and this year was no exception. The biggest difference in Chisasibi Aug. 2-4 was that the large entities, such as the Cree School Board (CSB), Cree Board of Health and Social Services (CHB) and […]

Stargazing at Chisasibi’s new Waastooskuun Inn

Stargazing at Chisasibi’s new Waastooskuun Inn

After four years of planning, the Chisasibi Business and Development Group Inc. (CBDG) and the community of Chisasibi proudly unveiled a brand new hotel August 1 to serve the people of the Cree Nation and visitors to the James Bay. […]

Chisasibi display encourages the return of midwifery to Eeyou Istchee

Chisasibi display encourages the return of midwifery to Eeyou Istchee

  Until the last half-century or so, Cree mothers almost always delivered their babies at home in Eeyou Istchee. Only in the 1970s did the practice of having babies in hospitals become regular practice. Now, all Cree babies are delivered […]