The Grand Council/CRA Annual General Assembly in Eastmain is going to have some distinguished guests—Wapistan and Ron Irwin. Wapistan (a.k.a. Lawrence Martin) won a Juno for his album, Lawrence Martin Is Wapistan. Ron is of course the federal Indian Affairs Minister. The assembly is happening Aug. 23 to 25.

The Cree Nation Gathering, which was originally supposed to take place in Mistissini before the AGA, has now been postponed until after the provincial election on Sept. 12. It will be held on or around Sept. 19, and the location may be changed. Issues to be discussed at the gathering include the mission of the Band Councils and Cree regional government, as well as social issues. Romeo Saganash is the coordinator of the gathering.