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Working to make healthy food more accessible in Eeyou Istchee

Working to make healthy food more accessible in Eeyou Istchee

With a large family to feed, Deputy Grand Chief Rodney Mark is no stranger to the soaring cost of food in Eeyou Istchee. Now he has the statistics to prove how much more the James Bay Cree are paying to […]

Meet the CREECO Chairman

Meet the CREECO Chairman

The Nation (TN): Congratulations on once again being elected as Chairman of the BOC and President of CREECO. This is the second time you will fill this position, how have things changed since you served as Chairman of BOC/CreeCo from […]

Young Cree arm-wrestlers take their place at the table

Young Cree arm-wrestlers take their place at the table

The 1987 Sylvester Stallone film, Over the Top, tells the story of Lincoln Hawk, a struggling truck driver and father who uses competitive arm-wrestling to rebuild his life and reunite with his young son. Faced with the daunting task of […]

Awash Utamet daycare puts culture and community first

Awash Utamet daycare puts culture and community first

The centre de la petite enfance (CPE) Awash Utamet in Chibougamau held its inauguration ceremony January 16, just under a year after receiving its daycare license from the Quebec Ministry of Families. Awash Utamet, meaning first steps, is a joint […]

Fresh eyes on Waskaganish

Fresh eyes on Waskaganish

For a southerner, the idea that Arctic waters are within reach of the family car might seem preposterous. But a paved road does reach James Bay, the southern extension of Hudson Bay, giving adventurous travellers an easy escape into remote […]

Snapshots of Eeyou Istchee

Snapshots of Eeyou Istchee

Eeyou Istchee will be forever intertwined with Dolly Parton for photographer George Legrady. He spent the summer there in 1973 photographing everyday moments to create a cultural record of the Cree who hunted on the land before it was flooded […]

The Nation’s annual list of continuing education, colleges and universities

The Nation’s annual list of continuing education, colleges and universities

“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never work a day in your life,” or so the saying goes. But in reality, choosing a career is not always a clear-cut process. As people grow older and gain life […]

Alone at the goose blind

I was alone, or so I thought, at the goose blind one spring. The sound of footsteps behind me made me think that my hunting buddy had returned from the cabin for another round of hunting and waiting for the […]

What is governance?

The Grand Council is beginning a tour of all Eeyou communities, including Mocreebec and Washaw Sibi, to consult on governance and a Cree constitution. So it’s time to reflect on what this means for those of us who live in […]

Sport hunt remains open despite major decline in Leaf River herd

Sport hunt remains open despite major decline in Leaf River herd

The Grand Council of the Crees, the Naskapi Nation and the Nunavik Inuit have together called on the government of Quebec to cancel the 2017-2018 sport hunt, so far to no avail. The latest results show that the herd has […]