ARTICLES BY Jeff Spencer

Quebec National Aboriginal Strikes Gold at National Hockey Championships – Cree players dominate in display of skill and power

Cree Youth participating with Team Eastern Door and North made history May 5 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, when they defeated Team Manitoba in overtime in the final match of the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. The win is their first championship at the six-year-old event. This year’s team was a younger, more ... read more ››

Vern Cooper an OHL star in Plymouth, Michigan

Vern Cooper of Waswanipi is playing for the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League after being taken in the first round (13th overall) of last year’s Ontario Hockey League player draft. Team management and scouting had said that if they had the first pick, they still would have selected ... read more ››

Results of the 10th Annual Mistissini Police Fishing Derby

For the past 10 years the Mistissini Police have hosted an Annual Fishing Derby for the community of Mistissini and visitors. There are prizes to be won and stories to be told but the main focus is children and their well-being. Each year there is an organization or event selected ... read more ››

Mistissini Girls Are National Hockey Champs!

After losing in the Gold Medal Game to team Ontario South the first three years of the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, Team Eastern Door and North (representing our Quebec region) has finally broken through defeating Team Ontario South 4-3 to win the Gold Medal in Miramichi, New Brunswick during the ... read more ››

Val D’Or Cree Tournament 2003 – A Spiritual Journey

December 4-7, 2003 marked another weekend in Val d’Or where the Cree Nation gathers each year for the Annual Hockey and Broomball Invitational now known as the C.R.E.E. Tournament. All nine Eeyou Istchee Cree communities along with the west side of James Bay, and other Nations come together in sport ... read more ››

Police News – Mistissini Police: Period of November 3rd – 30th, 2003

The Mistissini Police files offers people a biweekly look at Police intervention in the Community of Mistissini. The preventative measures assist individuals as well as businesses in their safety and security. Police Director Calvin Blacksmith attests that the statistics being offered every two weeks show people in the community the ... read more ››

Aboriginal Sport and Recreation

I’ve been working in sports and recreation here in the Cree Nation for 10 years now, so it seems appropriate that I begin writing about sports for the Nation in the magazine’s 10th anniversary issue. I am dedicated more than ever to giving our young people opportunities, such as the National ... read more ››

Police News – Mistissini Police: Period of November 3-16

Unfortunately the PAMS (Police recording computer system) wasn’t able to give a regular update of occurrences. In the past two weeks things have been quiet compared with the previous period. The one continual area of concern is the amount of Break-ins occurring in recent weeks. There were three more break and ... read more ››

Police News – Mistissini Police – Period of October 13-19, 2003

Mistissini Police will now be giving regular updates of incidents within the Cree Nation of Mistissini. During this past week there were 22 files opened with Mistissini Police including six cases of mischief, two motor vehicle thefts, four cases of break and enter and two cases of sexual interference. Theft of ... read more ››

The Pride of the Cree Nation

During the weekend of April 11th -14th 2001, the Cree Nation Bears participated in the Chrysler Cup Provincial Championships held in Daveluyville (region of Estrie). There were 16 teams representing the different regions of the Quebec. The people of Eeyou Istchee can be proud of the way these young athletes ... read more ››