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Polar bear management discussions get underway

Polar bear management discussions get underway

Representatives of the coastal Cree Nations, along with hunters from each community, met in Chisasibi in early September to discuss a future polar-bear management regime for the Eeyou Marine Region and the Southern Hudson Bay population. This follows on a […]

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June 19, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented honours in recognition of outstanding Indigenous leadership to 29 recipients during a ceremony on Monday, June 19, 2017, at Rideau Hall.

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, was in attendance, along with other dignitaries and special guests. Recipients were recognized with one of the following honours: the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division), the Polar Medal, or the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

Credit: MCpl Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall, OSGG

William MacLeod receives award from Governor General

The gathering at the ceremony in Ottawa’s Rideau Hall June 19 was a Who’s Who of Indigenous movers and shakers from across Canada. They included Inuit hockey player Jordin Tootoo, former Liberal MP Tina Keeper and filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril. Hosted […]

Quebec announces five-year social and cultural funding plan for First Nations and Inuit

Quebec announces five-year social and cultural funding plan for First Nations and Inuit

The Quebec government revealed its plan to improve relations with Indigenous communities in the province last week, committing $147.3 million for more than 100 measures to enhance services, promote Indigenous cultures and languages, and to foster collaboration and research. The […]

ECN completing Quebec’s fastest internet service network

ECN completing Quebec’s fastest internet service network

According to Eeyou Communications Network’s Alfred Loon, internet speeds in the Cree communities isn’t just on par with service in southern cities, it may now be even better. “ECN has built an all fibre-optic service to the 14 Cree and James […]

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Crees take advantage of opportunities at Stornoway’s Renard mine

Growing up with the Troilus gold and copper mine on his family trapline, it’s only natural that Solomon Awashish of Mistissini gravitated towards a career in the mining industry. “All my uncles and aunts worked at the mine site,” Awashish […]

Constitutional closure

The Cree Governance and Constitution package finally received approval from the Waskaganish Band Council on May 24, almost two months after every other Cree community had assented to the groundbreaking agreement. It was almost too late to receive federal government […]

Political leadership

Politicians have a hard path to walk at times. Just mentioning the word politician carries a negative vibe. Many of us don’t see those in elected office as having integrity and accountability. However, they are necessary to any democracy as […]

Cree Cultural Institute launches travelling exhibit

Cree Cultural Institute launches travelling exhibit

It’s a time of reflection and gratitude for Abel Bosum as he welcomes the crowd gathered in Oujé-Bougoumou to inaugurate the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute’s first traveling exhibition. “We’ve accomplished something here,” Bosum told the Nation. “It’s certainly a wonderful […]

Wemindji celebrates Joy Ottereyes’ life in naming of new school

Wemindji celebrates Joy Ottereyes’ life in naming of new school

Cute dresses and winter toques flashed here and there as swarms of people squeezed through the open doors of Joy Ottereyes Rainbow Memorial School (JORMS) on April 27. The smell of turkey wafted through the bright hallways, and an acoustic […]

Constitution stalled as Waskaganish Chief wants more time to study proposal

Constitution stalled as Waskaganish Chief wants more time to study proposal

Every Cree community band council but one – Waskaganish – has now passed a resolution supporting the proposed Cree constitution and governance agreement. Despite a community assembly and band council meeting called to address the issue April 13, the band […]