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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 […]

Couillard government announces independent inquiry into Quebec-Indigenous relations

Couillard government announces independent inquiry into Quebec-Indigenous relations

It was a long time coming but Quebec’s First Nations, and the women who so bravely came forward to share their allegations of abuse at the hands of the Val-d’Or SQ detachment, will finally get the provincial judicial inquiry that […]

Val-d’Or crisis flames anew as prosecutors decline to bring charges against SQ

Val-d’Or crisis flames anew as prosecutors decline to bring charges against SQ

A dozen Indigenous women behind the allegations of police abuse in Val-d’Or were attending a retreat at a nearby cultural centre on November 15 to prepare for an announcement on whether charges would be brought against their abusers. They were […]

Mapping the learning path at the CSB regional assembly

Mapping the learning path at the CSB regional assembly

The Cree School Board’ second regional general assembly, held November 8-9, in Mistissini, brought together school board officials and representatives from all 10 Cree communities to map the event’s theme – “Our Journey Towards Student Success” – or determine the […]

Val-d’Or SQ officers sue Radio-Canada as abuse investigation drags on

Val-d’Or SQ officers sue Radio-Canada as abuse investigation drags on

One year after Radio Canada’s Enquête program brought to light startling allegations of sexual assault and abuse suffered by Native women at the hands of Sûreté du Québec (SQ) officers in Val-d’Or and the surrounding area, 41 police officers at […]

Quebec confirms it will not hold provincial inquiry into Val-d’Or allegations

Quebec confirms it will not hold provincial inquiry into Val-d’Or allegations

After a prolonged investigation into allegations of sexual and physical abuse against Indigenous women in northern Quebec by Sûreté du Québec officers, the Quebec government has now confirmed it doesn’t consider the scandal – which allegedly included starlight tours and […]

No protests, but plenty of politics – and two clowns – at this year’s Cree Nation AGA in Chisasibi

No protests, but plenty of politics – and two clowns – at this year’s Cree Nation AGA in Chisasibi

Every annual general meeting is different and this year was no exception. The biggest difference in Chisasibi Aug. 2-4 was that the large entities, such as the Cree School Board (CSB), Cree Board of Health and Social Services (CHB) and […]

Stargazing at Chisasibi’s new Waastooskuun Inn

Stargazing at Chisasibi’s new Waastooskuun Inn

After four years of planning, the Chisasibi Business and Development Group Inc. (CBDG) and the community of Chisasibi proudly unveiled a brand new hotel August 1 to serve the people of the Cree Nation and visitors to the James Bay. […]

CreeCo and Board of Compensation hold their first-ever AGA in Chisasibi

CreeCo and Board of Compensation hold their first-ever AGA in Chisasibi

Whether it’s a kiss, a goose – or, in this case, an Annual General Assembly – everyone remembers their first. That was certainly the case for CreeCo President and Board of Compensation Chair Jack Blacksmith, who had just presided over […]

Goldcorp donates $250 000 to Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation

Goldcorp donates $250 000 to Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation

It’s not often that a mining company gives more than it’s required to the people whose traditional territory is being exploited. Goldcorp, owners of the Eleonore mine near Oujé-Bougoumou, are trying to change that image with a $250,000 donation to […]