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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 […]

Grand Chief Coon Come’s State of the Nation

Grand Chief Coon Come’s State of the Nation

While Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come says the Cree of Eeyou Istchee have fared well in 2016, there is still much work ahead and justice must be sought. From the economy to the women of Val-d’Or, the Grand Chief discusses […]

Father & Son hunting: Cyprien Caron & Abel Bosum

How Eeyouch made out in 2016 according to Abel Bosum

Quebec-Cree negotiator Abel Bosum can be as tough and as quick-witted as a tiger when it comes to defending and negotiating for his people. The following is his review for the Nation of Cree-Quebec relations over the past year. Commission […]

Sport hunt remains open despite major decline in Leaf River herd

Sport hunt remains open despite major decline in Leaf River herd

The Grand Council of the Crees, the Naskapi Nation and the Nunavik Inuit have together called on the government of Quebec to cancel the 2017-2018 sport hunt, so far to no avail. The latest results show that the herd has […]