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The Home Run: mushing through history and tough weather

The Home Run: mushing through history and tough weather

Justin Allen, a 34-year-old musher, says wolves are challenging his dog sledding journey home to Saint John, New Brunswick. “I didn’t have as much sleep as I would have liked,” he said, “I would have to stay outside with my […]

Women of Eeyou Istchee honoured for outstanding achievements in their field

Women of Eeyou Istchee honoured for outstanding achievements in their field

  It was a privilege and shock for Dr. Sarah Pash when her name was called at the 5th Outstanding Women Awards gala. “I think I blacked out,” joked Pash when asked what she said in her acceptance speech. “It […]

Boyce at 90

I had the honour of attending Boyce Richardson’s 90th birthday party March 21at his home in Montreal. After nine decades, the combative journalist has lost none of his fire, much less his humour. His son, my good friend Thom Richardson, […]

Love is all you need

Love is all you need

(Jarret Leaman and me Mathias Jolly) It’s about time that conversations about same-sex relationships came out of the closet in Eeyou Istchee, says Mathias “Maloose” Jolly. Jolly was the organizer of Eeyou Istchee’s Two-Spirited Community Support Conference, which took place […]

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 […]

2018 Education Guide

2018 Education Guide

Eeyou Istchee For those who want to stay in the communities while honing their skills for a new career, the Cree School Board and Cree Human Resources Development work together to offer a wide variety of vocational courses that meet […]

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Road to recognition: MoCreebec’s acceptance as the 11th Cree community paves way for provincial and federal negotiations

A resolution passed at the Grand Council of the Crees/Cree Nation Government (GCC/CNG) council board meeting November 22 seeks to make good on a 40-year-old promise. “It was recognized during the negotiations of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement […]

Taking ownership: GCC discusses private home ownership

Taking ownership: GCC discusses private home ownership

The Grand Council of the Crees is looking to begin a new era for housing within the Cree Nation – one that helps facilitate private home ownership and prevents the type of “mass exodus” that has occurred in response to […]

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 […]