ARTICLES BY Pierre Coulombe

A man with a bow

Kenneth Henry Taylor Born: March 25, 1953 Son of Harry Taylor (Rouyn-Noranda) and Jeanine Roy (La Tuque) Married to Ethel Katapatuk (Waskaganish) Father of Daniel Taylor (Lisa Shallhorn) and Cynthia Taylor (Dr. Mark Watson) Grandfather of Annika Mabel Taylor and Autumn Esme Watson This lifelong woodsman with a vast knowledge of the outdoors walks a singular ... read more ››

Beacon of light and culture

  A majestic sun rises over the Rupert estuary and illuminates the long point stretching out of Waskaganish unto the vast James Bay horizon. Amidst the wide landscape, a tiny woman stands by her tent, along the riverbank, and reads the Bible – as she does every morning – before starting ... read more ››

Crazy about the children

  There could have been no better opportunity than National Child’s Day on November 21 to allow community members of Waskaganish to organize a day of fun-filled activities for all their children. The participation and performances of our youth throughout the day did not go unnoticed and they deserve all the ... read more ››

Creative gem

Tim Whiskeychan is a productive and prolific artist and generalist of sorts when it comes to the visual arts – he’s a painter, illustrator, sculptor and craftsman. Many samples of his work are displayed in his hometown of Waskaganish and throughout the greater James Bay community. Fluent in three languages, Whiskeychan ... read more ››

Cree as in creativity

On April 19, the Cree School Board held its popular annual Art Exhibition. The event took place at École Wiinibekuu School in Waskaganish and displayed over 300 beautiful works of arts from the James Bay schools. The exhibits included many types of art: paintings, drawings, pastels, papier-mâché, sculpture… and also photography, ... read more ››

Cree as in creativity

Lately, the school blackboards in Eeyou Istchee have been used for more than grinding white chalk or lettering from left to right. Large colourful drawings of taiga animals have been appearing before Cree children – this as a result of their own action and participation in an art integration project ... read more ››