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Waswanipi culture school program takes hands-on approach to traditional values

Waswanipi culture school program takes hands-on approach to traditional values

Waswanapi teacher Flora Otter begins her day quite differently than most of her colleagues. In the mornings, she might work with the girls in the school to gather ingredients they will cook that afternoon: beaver, geese, partridges or rabbits – […]

Robin's Nest Opening Waswanipi Sept 25, 2017 Photo: K. Morrow

Waswanipi shelter offers a safe haven for abused women and children

  They say it takes a community to raise a child but the Cree have learned it takes one to protect women also. Robin’s Nest, a women’s shelter located in Waswanipi, opened its doors on September 25. Linda L. Shecapio, […]

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 […]

C.R.E.E. Minor Hockey Tournament & Hockey Season Roundup

C.R.E.E. Minor Hockey Tournament & Hockey Season Roundup

Spring hockey was in full swing earlier this month, as the 25th Annual Cree Minor Hockey Tournament took place with games in Val-d’Or, Senneterre and Malartic. An impressive 111 teams participated in 13 competitive and recreational categories, ranging from Beginner […]

Walking the walk: Wahstauskun Journey of Hope & Mistissini Wellness Walkers

Walking the walk: Wahstauskun Journey of Hope & Mistissini Wellness Walkers

There was a moment where Tony Blackned found himself isolated on the path during the Wahstauskun Journey of Hope. “I looked ahead and saw the walkers in front were quite a bit ahead, and I looked behind and saw more […]

Working towards a Cree constitution

Working towards a Cree constitution

One of Canada’s most significant events took place on April 17, 1982, when Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Queen Elizabeth II signed The Constitution Act, 1982, which finally gave Canada ultimate power over its own constitution. This was more or […]

Youth Fusion peers help First Nations youth achieve academic success

Youth Fusion peers help First Nations youth achieve academic success

For Indigenous people, says André-Yanne Parent, “the experience of school has been very traumatic.” That’s why Parent, of the group Youth Fusion, is working to ensure that schools reach out to parents. She wants schools to “go outside of their […]

Balancing Act – COMEX president Suzann Méthot on compromise between environment and economy

Balancing Act – COMEX president Suzann Méthot on compromise between environment and economy

The Comité d’examen des repercussions sur l’environnement et le milieu social (Environmental and Social Impact Review Committee in English) was given its mandate in accordance with Chapter 22 of the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) first established in the […]

Construction of two new roads spells trouble for the Broadback

Construction of two new roads spells trouble for the Broadback

The Quebec Ministry for Forests, Wildlife and Parks says it will try to better protect the habitat of the endangered woodland caribou after two new forest access roads were approved for construction near the Broadback River, creating concerns about the […]

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. […]