Raising Native awareness

From September 24-28 McGill University held its 2nd Annual Aboriginal Awareness Week. Events were held on campus to promote awareness of Aboriginal culture and foster cross-cultural dialogue. The events were varied and many, ranging from dream-catcher making workshops to film screenings to guest speakers. Among the guest speakers were renowned Native ... read more ››

Remembering our sisters

This October 4 marked the 7th Annual Sisters in Spirit Memorial March and Vigil. About 200 people gathered at Place Émilie-Gamelin in downtown Montreal to call attention to Native women who have been killed or gone missing. Sisters in Spirit (SIS) was a research program initiated by the Native Women’s Association ... read more ››

Let them eat caribou

On May 16, Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, concluded a politically contentious 11-day visit to Canada for an investigation into poverty and hunger. During his investigation De Schutter visited several First Nation communities and lower-income urban areas. His visit and findings sparked a political ... read more ››

Celebrating Eeyou Istchee’s finest

The Wemindji Community Hall was filled with police on April 13, but there was no emergency and no arrests were made. The community of Wemindji held a banquet recognizing the accomplishments of the Eeyou Eenou Police Force and to give back to those who have given so much to the ... read more ››

Cree students to gather for elite briefing

Cree leaders will host a Roundtable for post-secondary students in Ottawa March 16 and 17. The Roundtable on Capacity Building will brief Cree post-secondary students about treaty agreements with the Canadian government and employment opportunities available to them. The Roundtable will be free for the 400 students that the Planning Committee ... read more ››