Cree Elder Dorothy Polson Champion ‘Beaver Skinner

Dorothy Polson embodies the beauty and strength of a traditional Muskeego grandmother. Turning 70 this year, Dorothy was bom in Amos, Quebec, where she still resides. Her parents were born in Waskaganish in the James Bay region of Quebec and raised Dorothy speaking her Cree language and living traditionally off ... read more ››

2002 – A good year for trappers

The Fur Harvesters Auction Inc.’s 11th annual convention, held February 28 to March 2 at their fur barn warehouse in North Bay, Ontario, attracted an unprecedented number of Aboriginal trappers and representatives of Aboriginal trapping organizations. Ironically, although trapping in many northern areas of Canada is still the traditional occupation for ... read more ››

Pa Ma Sei Win “My Life”

A Profile of Thelma Cheechoo Our song bird from the James Bay region of Canada, Thelma Cheechoo, knows first-hand what it’s like to grow up in a large musical family. “I’m the second youngest of nine children. I was singing by the age 5 and performed onstage for the first time ... read more ››