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Walking the walk: Wahstauskun Journey of Hope & Mistissini Wellness Walkers

Walking the walk: Wahstauskun Journey of Hope & Mistissini Wellness Walkers

There was a moment where Tony Blackned found himself isolated on the path during the Wahstauskun Journey of Hope. “I looked ahead and saw the walkers in front were quite a bit ahead, and I looked behind and saw more […]

Aashukan Indigenous Gathering in Waskaganish

Aashukan Indigenous Gathering in Waskaganish

Around 20 representatives of Indigenous nations from Brazil, Chile, Nigeria, Mongolia, Sweden, New Zealand and other places around the world gathered in Eeyou Istchee last week to discuss economic and resource development on Indigenous lands. They shared their own personal […]

Two-day expo highlights Wemindji’s Tawich Development Corporation

Two-day expo highlights Wemindji’s Tawich Development Corporation

Almost three decades ago, the Cree Nation of Wemindji band council founded a corporation that quickly became the economic driver of the community. From gas to groceries, one can hardly step foot in the community without being serviced by Tawich […]

Cree Justice organizes conference for front line workers in Mistissini

Cree Justice organizes conference for front line workers in Mistissini

The Department of Justice and Correctional Services (DOJCS) hosted the “Hear, Listen, Understand” conference March 28 to 30 as a means for frontline workers throughout the Cree Nation to learn, network and reboot. Offering training, practical information, professional collaboration and […]

Googoo gaga

Googoo gaga

I was gurgling and making strange guttural noises as my eyes rolled about horribly. And as I approached the pouting one, he cracked a smile and emitted a chuckle. Phew, I was finally making progress. My little one-year-old grandson has […]

Shawn Iserhoff talks sustainability at European environmental conference

Shawn Iserhoff talks sustainability at European environmental conference

Mistissini band councillor Shawn Iserhoff recently returned from a conference of environmental activists in Germany with an increased sense of enthusiasm towards environmental issues. Iserhoff attended the 6th International Convention of Environmental Laureates in Freiburg, Germany, March 9-12. The conference […]

Norman Hawkins: 1946-2017

It was with great sorrow that I learned Norm Hawkins passed away on February 22. Norm was a man I respected as a straight talker. He never sugarcoated a situation. He never got rich off the Cree people but worked […]

Wahstauskun walkers on the path of hope

Wahstauskun walkers on the path of hope

“It’s exhausting and your legs burn,” said Tony Blackned, founder and leader of the Wahstauskun Winter Journey of Hope. “But words can’t describe the feeling of being out there, knowing that your ancestors have walked this same path.” Blackned and […]

Snowshoe tales

My little moccasins crunched quietly in the snow, following the tracks my mother made ahead of me. I was pulling a tiny sled laden with a precious load of vaccines. Trudging along to the next house, we finally made it […]

Our future

There’s a lot of talk about the proposed Cree constitution. Many are asking worried questions about what it means and what will it do for the Cree Nation. Straight off, it’s important for me to say that I support the […]