Post Tagged with: "Eeyou Istchee"

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 […]

Our future

There’s a lot of talk about the proposed Cree constitution. Many are asking worried questions about what it means and what will it do for the Cree Nation. Straight off, it’s important for me to say that I support the […]

Kayleigh Spencer takes home Miss Eenou/Eeyou Crown

Kayleigh Spencer takes home Miss Eenou/Eeyou Crown

It took hugs from Kayleigh Spencer’s fellow pageant contestants for what had just happened to sink in. “I just felt in awe,” said Spencer. “I was holding back tears and I was really excited and really happy, but it just […]

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 […]

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 […]

Working towards a Cree constitution

Working towards a Cree constitution

One of Canada’s most significant events took place on April 17, 1982, when Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Queen Elizabeth II signed The Constitution Act, 1982, which finally gave Canada ultimate power over its own constitution. This was more or […]

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 […]