Post Tagged with: "Waskaganish"

Eeyou Istchee mourns Waskaganish hunting party

Eeyou Istchee mourns Waskaganish hunting party

As the search for missing hunters from the community of Waskaganish continues into its third week, grim reality has begun to set in after two of the four men were discovered drowned. First, the body of 48-year-old Patrick Salt was […]

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 […]

Cree youth succeed in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games

Cree youth succeed in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games

The final stage of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) took place in Toronto July 17-21, but for participating athletes, the preparation stretched back a whole year. More than 20 Cree athletes competed across a variety of sports as part […]

Constitution stalled as Waskaganish Chief wants more time to study proposal

Constitution stalled as Waskaganish Chief wants more time to study proposal

Every Cree community band council but one – Waskaganish – has now passed a resolution supporting the proposed Cree constitution and governance agreement. Despite a community assembly and band council meeting called to address the issue April 13, the band […]

Cree students seeing success through art

Cree students seeing success through art

Many of the students in the Mikw Chiyam program didn’t want to spend a second more than they had to at school. But because of the opportunity to work in partnership with professional artists, some of the students have been […]

Fresh eyes on Waskaganish

Fresh eyes on Waskaganish

For a southerner, the idea that Arctic waters are within reach of the family car might seem preposterous. But a paved road does reach James Bay, the southern extension of Hudson Bay, giving adventurous travellers an easy escape into remote […]

Waskaganish band council reneges on housing assignments for young families

Waskaganish band council reneges on housing assignments for young families

Three young families in Waskaganish are left scratching their heads after being informed by their local chief and council on June 10 that their rent-to-own housing applications initially approved more than a year ago are now being refused. In spring […]

New Smokey Hill Grocery competes with Northern Store in Waskaganish

New Smokey Hill Grocery competes with Northern Store in Waskaganish

Crees routinely spend a day driving to and from places like Matagami, Amos and Val-d’Or for a better choice of groceries than those available in their hometowns. In most communities, the biggest grocery retailer is the Northern Store, owned by […]

Goose Break allows Cree hunters reconnect with the past

Goose Break allows Cree hunters reconnect with the past

The long, cold winter months are coming to an end. Communities across the Eeyou Istchee look like ghost towns during this important time we reverently call Goose Break, when our people live off the land traditionally, like we used to. […]

The many faces of Eeyou Istchee

Just like people, cities, towns and villages all have their own personalities, strengths, weaknesses and peculiar habits. Montreal is a wild child who likes to stay up late and have lots of fun. Toronto is more serious and tedious but […]