Back to School Blues

In this issue we talk about going back to school. Some students look forward to going back. I know I did. The chance to learn something new, hook up with old friends, make new ones and see another place than home was always something to look forward to. On the other ... read more ››

Air Rally Soars to Success

The 2005 International Air Rally was off to a flying start with a six-day “Cree Challenge” that brought international attention to the Cree communities of Quebec. The “Cree Challenge” took place August 12-17 with 23 aircraft and crews from places as diverse as California and Romania. The flights took off from ... read more ››

Maamweedow More Popular Than Ever

Maamweedow, Chisasibi’s 17th annual traditional gathering on Fort George Island, was so successful this year it was extended beyond its original four days to a full week of singing, dancing, feasting and games. “This was the best Maamweedow so far,” said Dolores Audet Washipabano, member of the Mamooweedow Committee. “There was ... read more ››

Tips For First-Year Post-Secondary Students Or, How To Make Sure There’s a Second Year!

Almost all universities and colleges have a place for First Nations students, such as McGill’s First Nations House or Concordia’s Centre for Native Education. They can ease the stress of moving far from home and dealing with academia. These places offer orientation seminars and a place to meet other Native ... read more ››

AFN Class Action Lawsuit Over Residential Schools Policy

The Assembly of First Nations is pursuing a class action lawsuit against the federal government for its residential school policies on behalf of all First Nations. The lawsuit, filed Aug. 3, claims that government policies caused “irreparable harm and damage to First Nations’ culture, language, way of life, family, community, and ... read more ››

Dangerous Month for Fires

The record-breaking heat has made for a devastating summer for the forests of Eeyou Istchee as raging fires have postponed community events and interrupted work. At its height two weeks ago, 138 forest fires ravaged northwestern Quebec. The Société de Protection des Forêts Contre le Feu (SOPFEU) is closely watching the ... read more ››