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Annie Pootoogook, caught between two worlds

Annie Pootoogook, caught between two worlds

Her life, like her art, was situated between two worlds. And both her worlds featured soaring highs and tragic lows. Annie Pootoogook’s life ended just over a year ago, on September 19, 2016. In her 47 years of life, Pootoogook’s […]

Cree Governance Agreement signing held in Ottawa

Cree Governance Agreement signing held in Ottawa

Cree dignitaries and federal government officials gathered on the steps of Parliament Hill to sign the Cree Nation Governance Agreement July 18, capping off a nine-year negotiation process that began in 2008. The ceremony came after both the Governance Agreement […]

APTN announces Aboriginal Day Live; other celebrations planned in Val-d’Or, Chibougamau

APTN announces Aboriginal Day Live; other celebrations planned in Val-d’Or, Chibougamau

An impromptu freestyle rap announced the line-up of 2017’s Aboriginal Day Live (ADL) at a press conference livestreamed May 25 on Facebook by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). “It’s 8 am in LA, so this has got to be the […]

Of Woodstock and other festivals

We were young people with a mission – to inform the people of Fort George Island that beyond the waters of the great river there was a magical land comprised of world-renowned musicians. It started with the influx of Bobby […]

Ottawa hosts national WE Day, Kevin Rabbitskin honoured for leadership skills

Ottawa hosts national WE Day, Kevin Rabbitskin honoured for leadership skills

WE Day Ottawa was a star-studded affair that saw Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and two Juno Award-winning acts take the stage. But first, an Elder welcomed the 16,000-strong crowd at the Canadian Tire Centre to the unceded territory of the […]

Montrealers organize to show solidarity with Standing Rock

Montrealers organize to show solidarity with Standing Rock

Follow the money. That’s the message activists who oppose construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through the Standing Rock Sioux reservation have for international sympathizers of the growing protest movement. In Canada, that means targeting the three large banks here […]

Tourism Guide: Fun activities for Fall & Winter

Tourism Guide: Fun activities for Fall & Winter

As the weather starts to cool, some people begin to pull out their Halloween decorations and others sip their pumpkin spice lattes, it’s time to start thinking about ways to stay active and keep the family busy during the autumn […]

Wawatay catering finds success with traditional Algonquin food

Wawatay catering finds success with traditional Algonquin food

“It takes a community to have a successful business,” says Marie-Cécile Nottaway, founder and head chef of Wawatay Catering and winner of two awards in the 2016 Quebec ARISTA competition. “You need all of the resources around you: the local […]

A Quiet Revolution: Cree Shoppers go elsewhere

A Quiet Revolution: Cree Shoppers go elsewhere

As December dawned and Christmas approached, posts on social media showing pictures of the streets of Val-d’Or began to multiply: the streets, reported post after post, were empty. The boycott was working. The economic impact clearly influenced Val-d’Or municipal council […]