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Waswanipi hosts the Nishiiyuu Council of Elders cultural gathering

Waswanipi hosts the Nishiiyuu Council of Elders cultural gathering

As part of its ongoing mission to preserve Cree culture and traditional practices, the Nishiiyuu Council of Elders held its eighth annual cultural celebration August 20-23 in Waswanipi. This year’s gathering was a collaboration between the Nishiiyuu Council, the Cree […]

CTA to launch trapping course for Cree youth

CTA to launch trapping course for Cree youth

From animal sounds and bird calls to constructing a permanent all-year campsite, Cree youth may soon have better opportunities to learn the slowly dwindling art of their trapping culture. “Twenty-five per cent of Cree are under 20 years old,” Fred […]

Cree youth inspired at WE Day Montreal

Cree youth inspired at WE Day Montreal

Harland Kitchen was among 13 Cree youth at the WE Day Montreal event on Feb. 21 at the Théâtre Saint-Denis. The 17-year-old said he heard inspiring stories from speakers who were young and old, but one person who stood out […]

Wabun youth gathering changes lives

Wabun youth gathering changes lives

Ethan Naveau of Mattagami First Nation has attended the Wabun Youth Cultural Gathering since it began 12 years ago. Now as a senior youth, it brought back old memories as he made new ones when he attended the gathering of […]

Walter George Bosum  July 31, 1968 – February 11, 2018

Walter George Bosum July 31, 1968 – February 11, 2018

If you ever saw a group of people standing in a circle and Walter was in it, you would have heard them laughing. If you ever drove by his house, most likely, you would see a pair of legs sticking […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s to those of Irish descent, or, as my friend Mike likes to say, “wishes they were.” Aboriginal people across Canada have mixed with the Irish from the time they made it over the Atlantic Ocean. What was […]

Footprints exhibit creating discussions with youth and Elders

Footprints exhibit creating discussions with youth and Elders

Yvonne Neeposh, a Cree Elder from Nemaska, said she felt she was walking down memory lane when she attended the Footprints: A Walk Through Generations exhibit with two of her granddaughters. One tool in the exhibit that Neeposh remembers using […]

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 […]