ARTICLES BY Brian Brousseau

Hip Hop to the Bop Rez Style

Hip-hop, many people will agree, has, is and always will be part of our Native culture. The sound of the drum has always been a part of the Native culture. “We’ve always had drums – forever,” says Derek Edenshaw, aka Manik, a 21 year-old Vancouver-based rapper. “It’s not more complicated ... read more ››

Inter-Tribal Youth Center 1st Anniversary

It’s been a difficult year but the one-year celebration said it all. You could feel that the youth knew they have survived and will continue to be a vibrant part of the Montreal urban Native community. The events began a bit late because there were a few important people missing. ... read more ››


The first Gathering of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador’s (AFNQL) youth will be held in August of 2001. Between three hundred fifty and five hundred young delegates and observers from all of our communities, from Quebec Native Women and from urban centers will get together to share their ... read more ››

Alliances Form in Canada/US Lumber Dispute

The importance of the issue and the striking similarities between the First Nations in northern Quebec and northern Ontario compelled NAN to add its voice to the allegations raised by the Cree Petition to the United States to investigate the allegations of the illegal subsidies provided by Canada and its ... read more ››

Inuit Moons Over Saturn?

A team of three astronomers, two of them Canadian, have recently discovered twelve moons around Saturn. There are now a total of 30 known moons that ring the planet, the most in the solar system. The suggestion has been made by Dr. JJ Kavelaars, an astronomer at McMaster University, to ... read more ››

Everyday Could be the Beginning of a New Life….

I thought I might start my column this week by saying a nice phrase about the young people of today. The future is in our hands but try as we might; there is nothing we can do about it. Besides, why would we want to do that? There is so ... read more ››