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Protecting Waswanipi’s Broadback forest from a renewed threat

Protecting Waswanipi’s Broadback forest from a renewed threat

When the Cree Nation Government signed a forestry co-management agreement with the Quebec government in 2015, Waswanipi members were unhappy that the protected area did not include their section of the Broadback Valley. A letter from Premier Philippe Couillard was […]

Remembering the past, and planning for the future of the Cree Health Board

Remembering the past, and planning for the future of the Cree Health Board

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB) held its regional general assembly in Waswanipi April 10-12, under the theme “Working Together Towards a Healthy Future”. Key delegates from within the […]

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 […]