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Following Romeo Saganash through Eeyou Istchee in “Le centre du monde”

Following Romeo Saganash through Eeyou Istchee in “Le centre du monde”

Following last winter’s mass murder in a shooting spree in La Loche, Saskatchewan, and the continuing epidemic of suicide in Attawapiskat and other Indigenous communities, media commentators argued that isolation is to blame. The misery and despair, they said, were […]

Reconciliation requires repudiation of an unjust past

In April, NDP MP Romeo Saganash introduced Bill C-262 in the House of Commons. The private member’s bill calls for a legislative framework for full and comprehensive implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It […]

Romeo Saganash pushes Liberal government to adopt UN Aboriginal rights standard

Romeo Saganash pushes Liberal government to adopt UN Aboriginal rights standard

The fight to get Canada to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has been a long one, one that NDP MP Romeo Saganash has been in since he was a representative of the Grand Council […]

Survival, dignity and well-being

43) We call upon federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments to fully adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the framework for reconciliation. – Truth and Reconciliation Commission The United Nations Declaration on […]

State of the Cree Nation 2015: Grand Chief Coon Come reflects on the past year and looks ahead

State of the Cree Nation 2015: Grand Chief Coon Come reflects on the past year and looks ahead

The past year had more than its normal share of triumphs and tribulations for the Grand Chief of the Crees, Matthew Coon Come. Pushing Quebec to respect the Baril-Moses Agreement, winning an historic agreement with Val-d’Or to fight racism and […]

Saganash re-elected in northern Quebec, Liberals win majority

Saganash re-elected in northern Quebec, Liberals win majority

Justin Trudeau will be Canada’s next Prime Minister, as the nation’s longest election campaign in over 100 years ended October 19 with his Liberal Party sweeping its way into a 184-seat majority government. In a tight regional battle, Waswanipi’s Romeo […]

Election 2015: Hope defeats fear and division

For the most part, First Nations issues received little attention in this campaign cycle. Candidates focused largely on Canada’s middle class and inconsequential, inflammatory topics, like whether to allow a woman to wear a niqab during her citizenship ceremony. No […]

My vote

I know voting is by secret ballot but there’s no law sharing one’s choice, which I’m about to do for this election. In Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou I will be voting for Romeo Saganash, the current MP and candidate for the New Democratic […]

Romeo Saganash – New Democatic Party of Canada

Romeo Saganash – New Democatic Party of Canada

Why are you the most qualified person to represent this region?  I think that my track record for the region speaks for itself. I have worked hard to support the local economy: the forestry and mining industries, the Nunavik Tourism […]

The ins and outs of the Cree Nation’s 2015 AGA

The ins and outs of the Cree Nation’s 2015 AGA

Oujé-Bougoumou hosted this year’s Grand Council/Cree Nation Government Annual General Assembly in a beautiful setting marred only by the on-and-off rain. More than a few members thought we would be flooded out but thanks to quick thinking, plastic and sand […]