ARTICLES BY Alexander Reid

Rookie officer and two civilians rescue Waskaganish family from fire

Assisted by two local residents, an Eeyou-Eenou Police officer carried a mother and two children, aged 6 and 3, to safety from their burning house in Waskaganish May 25. Officer Bruce Wapachee was on his routine morning patrol when he noticed plumes of black smoke billowing from the rear of the ... read more ››

The 2015 Montreal International Auto Show

Automotive companies flexed their muscle cars at the 47th edition of the Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS) at the Palais des Congrès January 16-25. Naturally, the auto show dedicated two neon-lit gallery rooms to custom car junkies, luring them in with hot chicks draped over vintage cars featuring mind-blowing mods. Highlighting ... read more ››

Quebec-Cree collaboration on the Plan Nord

Unveiled in 2011 under Jean Charest’s Liberal government, Plan Nord was the province’s long-term strategy for improving access to and developing the vast untapped mineral and energy resources that lie north of the 49th parallel; a gargantuan landmass twice the size of France. The original Plan Nord, which sought to ... read more ››

Behind the scenes at the premiere of the new TV series Mohawk Girls

To celebrate last month’s premiere of the APTN original series, Mohawk Girls, the cast, crew, and producers hosted a screening party at the 99 Resto Bar in Kahnawake. Upwards of a 100 people, including family members and close friends of those affiliated with the show, came together to watch the ... read more ››

Grant program seeds Cree entrepreneurs

Since its creation three years ago, the Cree Entrepreneur Assistance Fund (CEAF) has fully or partially funded over 34 Cree business projects in the James Bay area. Founded by the Department of Sustainable and Economic Development (DESD) under the supervision of the Cree Regional Authority, CEAF’s mission is to assist ... read more ››

Gumshun’s gun: A remarkable discovery

Surprisingly well preserved, a J. Stevens double-barreled, break-action shotgun that was lost in the dense wilderness between Chapais and Waswanipi more than 50 years ago has made a roundabout journey to the grandson of the long-deceased hunter who originally owned the weapon. Photos courtesy of Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Former CBC reporter ... read more ››