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Progress and renewal of the Cree Nation

Progress and renewal of the Cree Nation

The recent death of his son Nathaniel in a motocross racing accident made this year’s annual general meeting a challenge for Grand Chief Abel Bosum. But he said the community of Crees meeting to share and plan the way ahead, […]

Cree Social Media

Perusing the comments and statements on Facebook and other social media sites is always interesting, informative and often disturbing. Disturbing in the way that some posts are vague and while without any real substance can create stereotypes. These stereotypes then […]

Cree writer pens book of short stories about growing up two-spirited in Eeyou Istcheen

Cree writer pens book of short stories about growing up two-spirited in Eeyou Istcheen

Storm clouds loomed over the office skylight at Native Montreal as soft-spoken Mathias Jolly, a.k.a. Maloose, introduced the audience to his newly published book Fragments. The Mistissini-born man launched a self-published collection of short stories at the organization’s home on […]

Two Native men from Canada tell their stories of the mass shooting in Las Vegas

Two Native men from Canada tell their stories of the mass shooting in Las Vegas

“Are those people dead?” Jode Kechego asked a security guard October 1 on the roof of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas after Nevada resident Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival, killing 58 people […]

That long and winding road

The Ontario government has announced it will build an all-season road to the province’s far north. This is mostly to help in the expansion of resource development projects in the proposed Ring of Fire mining area. A secondary benefit is […]

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 […]

Canada adopts Cree Governance Act

Canada adopts Cree Governance Act

Almost a decade of preparing for Cree autonomy finally paid off for the Grand Council of the Cree on June 16, when the Liberal government cabinet approved the Cree Governance Act. The only problem was they couldn’t tell anyone about […]

Change and continuity

Every year the Nation enters stories we have published over the previous year in the Quebec Community Newspapers Association awards competition. Usually, it is the individual writers, photographers and designers who are honoured, but the awards we receive are all […]

Cree fighter Michael Petawabano hopes to inspire youth with victories in the ring

Cree fighter Michael Petawabano hopes to inspire youth with victories in the ring

Michael Petawabano took a major step toward achieving his boxing dream last May when he entered the ring for the first time at a gala event at the Chibougamau Boxing Club, where he was the lone Native on the fight […]

Naskapi brothers and Cree cousin pursuing hip-hop dream

Naskapi brothers and Cree cousin pursuing hip-hop dream

The Naskapi rap group Violent Ground started off as a dream in a basement. The brothers who formed the group, Allan Nabiniacaboo (Lyrik) and Chris Nabinacaboo (N9ne Livez), remember hanging out at their mom’s house at the Kawawachikamach First Nation […]