ARTICLES BY Sidney Snowboy Orr

Mad Hatter Syndrome

Did you ever read Lewis Carrol’s book or see the Disney feature-length animated movie Alice in Wonderland? I did, and one of my favourite characters was the Mad Hatter, who was insiduously insane, partly, I think, from drinking large amounts of tea from chipped china tea cups which were laced ... read more ››

Twenty questions

Hunting and poaching: what’s the difference? When you hear someone ask this question, you know that he or she either knows the difference or is just plain naive. I have compiled a list of questions with three possible answers: hunter; poacher or both. To answer the question, just write H ... read more ››

Cree Tourism: An Ecological and Educational Alternative

Tourism brings up visions of basking in the sun and waiting for your stolen American Express traveller’s cheques to be delivered to you, while you casually sip on your “tres forte” Pina Colada in some remote yet accessible Caribbean hideaway. Watch out, sun-lovers. The Crees of James Bay have established tourism ... read more ››

Wolf warning in Waswanipi

Since early last month, several wolves have been sighted in the vicinity of Miquelon, Desmairsville and Waswanipi, Quebec. Two pet dogs were killed and eaten by wolves in Miquelon during the first week of December. The Waswanipi Cree First Nation, police force and public safety committee organized a wolf hunt to ... read more ››

CSB Plans Public Speaking Contest

The Cree School Board’s public speaking contest started in Waskaganish in 1989, and has since been hosted in Waswanipi, Nemaska and Wemindji. The event is sponsored by a host school with support from student services. This year’s contest will be hosted by James Bay Eeyou School in Chisasibi, the largest ... read more ››

Education: Expanding Our Knowledge

In the old days, education was a fact of life. You lived your education through your own actions and interpretations of your parents’ and their parents’ actions, and their interpretations of their parents’ actions, and so forth. This developed into traditions passed on from generation to generation, which provided a ... read more ››