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On the grid:  ECN hubs bring communications goals closer to fruition

On the grid: ECN hubs bring communications goals closer to fruition

Having recently started operations in Amos, Eeyou Communications Network (ECN) is now shifting its focus to the next phase of its ambitious internet strategy: giving access to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services across Eeyou Istchee. On November 1, ECN inaugurated a new […]

Contract tenders create tension for some Cree companies

Contract tenders create tension for some Cree companies

Two Cree business owners facing non-Cree competitors in their communities say the outside firms are causing tensions when contracts are awarded. Kenny Norman Neeposh (Eenou Plumbing and Heating) and Patrick Dixon (Westao Construction) are two entrepreneurs who say they face […]

The rising of the yeast

Nemaska’s 40th anniversary in its current location got me to thinking about the time before the community was officially recognized. In those long-past days, Indian Affairs decided to make their jobs a little easier by simply adding the Cree from […]

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Cree School Board Grads

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Cree School Board Grads

Another school year has come and gone and along the way friends were made, and interesting times were had – some better than others. But there were also accomplishments and as this school year drifts into another recognition is due […]

Casey Bosum makes his debut at national arm wrestling meet

Casey Bosum makes his debut at national arm wrestling meet

Casey Bosum continued to make his climb up the competitive arm wrestling ranks earlier in July, when he made his debut at the 2017 Canadian National Armwrestling Championships, held in Halifax over the Canada Day weekend. Affectionately called “The Beast” […]

Snowmobile racing with Reggie and Trevor Bosum

Snowmobile racing with Reggie and Trevor Bosum

The 2017 snowmobile-racing season closed out on a high note in late March with the running of the Oujé-Bougoumou Snowmobile Challenge. Featuring cross-country races in four categories – Pro, Sport, Women’s and Beginners – the Oujé-Bougoumou Snowmobile Challenge brings together […]

James Bay racing season

James Bay racing season

Rain and warm temperatures brought an early end to winter sporting events across many parts of southern Quebec, but the conditions have been near perfect for a host of snowmobile races taking place across Eeyou Istchee. One of the highlights […]

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 […]

Quebec announces cultural agreement in Oujé-Bougoumou

Quebec announces cultural agreement in Oujé-Bougoumou

Quebec Culture Minister Luc Fortin  visited the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute in Oujé-Bougoumou June 26 to announce a three-year cultural development agreement between the provincial government and the Cree Nation. The announcement marks the “first time Quebec has done a […]

Be the hero of your story – Abel Bosum receives honourary law degree

Be the hero of your story – Abel Bosum receives honourary law degree

The crowded auditorium falls silent as the speaker approaches the podium to address the graduating class of 2016. It’s a big moment but it’s one our speaker is used to. Abel Bosum has spoken all over the world, negotiated landmark […]