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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 […]

Polar bear management discussions get underway

Polar bear management discussions get underway

Representatives of the coastal Cree Nations, along with hunters from each community, met in Chisasibi in early September to discuss a future polar-bear management regime for the Eeyou Marine Region and the Southern Hudson Bay population. This follows on a […]

AFN signs memorandum of understanding with Trudeau government

AFN signs memorandum of understanding with Trudeau government

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Prime Minister Trudeau signed a memorandum of understanding that sets out an ongoing engagement to ensure progress on issues facing the Indigenous peoples of Canada. More specifically, it calls for three […]

Constitutional closure

The Cree Governance and Constitution package finally received approval from the Waskaganish Band Council on May 24, almost two months after every other Cree community had assented to the groundbreaking agreement. It was almost too late to receive federal government […]

Moving beyond the Indian Act

Moving beyond the Indian Act

The following is adapted from a speech Philip Awashish delivered to the AGA of the Assembly of First Nations July 12 in Niagara Falls I am a member of the Cree Nation of Mistissini of Eeyou Istchee. We call ourselves […]

The wrong arm of the law

Once again Quebec is pushing a policy without taking the time to address how it will affect First Nations in the province. You might think the Quebec government has a collective form of Alzheimer’s disease given the forgotten lessons of […]

Balancing Act – COMEX president Suzann Méthot on compromise between environment and economy

Balancing Act – COMEX president Suzann Méthot on compromise between environment and economy

The Comité d’examen des repercussions sur l’environnement et le milieu social (Environmental and Social Impact Review Committee in English) was given its mandate in accordance with Chapter 22 of the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) first established in the […]

A strong stand for the Cree hunter – Paul Dixon

A strong stand for the Cree hunter – Paul Dixon

At this critical time, a reassessment of the past is needed to reinforce a future that we as a people want to see. Since the 1930s, when the Cree involvement as slaves-on-chains in forestry began it can rightly be said, […]

A jungle story

When I first started traveling many years ago, I ventured out on a trip to Asia that included a stop in Japan and then a road trip through Thailand. It was an educational experience and introduced me to other cultures, […]