ARTICLES BY Jedidat Matoush

Avoiding bullets: Getting drunk and firing off a gun is becoming a frequent occurrence in Eeyou Istchee

On four occasions in the past two months – August 4 and 30, Sept. 5 and 20 – Mistissini has become one large shooting range for local partiers. It seems to be the big thing now is to get drunk with your friends, pull out your closest firearm and start ... read more ››

Let them eat chips: Some people in Attawapiskat think a local diamond mine might be contaminating the surrounding waters with mercury and poisoning the fish

Last March, scientists from the Toronto-based environmental company Gartner Lee travelled to Attawapiskat, a small Ontario town at the mouth of the Attawapiskat River where it flows into the James Bay, and studied the condition of the water surrounding the community. On March 25, the company released a report stating that ... read more ››

Land of Hidden Treasures

The Cree Regional Authority and Niskamoon have begun a program called the Boumhounan Archeology and Cultural Heritage program. Under the Boumhounan agreement, Hydro-Quebec has been assisting them in an archeological search for ancient artifacts. The sum of $2.5 million will be distributed by Niskamoon over a period of seven years ... read more ››