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Waswanipi culture school program takes hands-on approach to traditional values

Waswanipi culture school program takes hands-on approach to traditional values

Waswanapi teacher Flora Otter begins her day quite differently than most of her colleagues. In the mornings, she might work with the girls in the school to gather ingredients they will cook that afternoon: beaver, geese, partridges or rabbits – […]

The Anniversary of the JBNQA

I consider it the highest privilege to have been elected to be the Grand Chief of the Cree Nation – a privilege that I promise to fulfill to the best of my ability. It is a profoundly humbling feeling to […]

The annual Nishiiyuu Council of Elders Gathering brings cultural support to communities

The annual Nishiiyuu Council of Elders Gathering brings cultural support to communities

“Sometimes I forget who I am,” said Douglas Ottereyes after the annual Nishiiyuu Council of Elders Gathering held in Eastmain August 22-25. “The gathering taught me how to keep our tradition alive, our culture and our language. It taught me […]

First People’s Fest explores issues of Indigenous identity

First People’s Fest explores issues of Indigenous identity

Aboriginal culture and recognition was celebrated during the 27th First People’s Festival in Montréal August 2-9 with films, live music and art installations that showcased multi-disciplinary Indigenous art from around the globe. The opening gala at the BanQ National Library […]

Toronto conference hones the cutting edge of Indigenous schooling

Toronto conference hones the cutting edge of Indigenous schooling

Delegates from across the world, including several from the Cree School Board and the Cree Department of Justice and Correctional Services, gathered in Toronto in July to take part in the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE). Hosted by […]

National Indigenous People’s Day

National Indigenous People’s Day

Aboriginal Day has come and gone and, for the most part, Canadians have gone about their lives, as usual, without noticing. In this time of reconciliation, it could be time for the federal government to recognize June 21 as a […]

Native Women’s shelter coordinator seeking Indigenous mentors for youth in care

Native Women’s shelter coordinator seeking Indigenous mentors for youth in care

While Eeyou Istchee usually manages to keep Cree children with Cree families, Indigenous children from across Quebec often end up in urban group homes for a myriad of reasons. And every one of them could use a mentor who is […]

Of Woodstock and other festivals

We were young people with a mission – to inform the people of Fort George Island that beyond the waters of the great river there was a magical land comprised of world-renowned musicians. It started with the influx of Bobby […]

The band Midnight Shine poses for photos outside of Coalition Music in Toronto on Wednesday, May 04, 2016. The band is compromised of musicians from Northern Ontario First Nations Communities, left to right, bassist Stan Louttit from Moose Factory, lead guitar Zach Tomatuk from Moose Factory, lead singer Adrian Sutherland from Attawapiskat, and drummer George Gillies from Fort Albany.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Cree artists climbing up the charts

As all of Eeyou Istchee prepares for a productive Goose Break, Adrian Sutherland and the guys from Midnight Shine are packing their gear for a different rite of passage. This marks the second year in a row for the band […]

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 […]