Category: 2006-08-18

Finally – support for Cree victims of crime

The Grand Council of the Crees is currently reviewing a very important new project that may affect you and your loved ones (see the Nation’s full coverage of the story in “Victims of crime to receive new services” located at the top of the main page). The Crime Victims Assistance Centre ... read more ››

Bustin’ myths

The bodjagee, or boogeyman, is a myth designed to keep children quiet at night, even though some kids have probably suffered nightmares as a result and are certain that the scary dark figure in the black night lurks in their closet or under the bed, waiting… In the north, the bodjagee ... read more ››

Victims of crime to receive new services – Grand council reviews promising CAVAC project

Victims of violent crimes in Eeyou Istchee may – as soon as this fall – be able to rest a little easier in dealing with the after-effects of those incidents thanks to a program called CAVAC. CAVAC, which stands for Crime Victims Assistance Centres, is a vital tool to help victims ... read more ››

Three Chiefs denounce Rupert River diversion

The Chiefs of Nemaska, Chisasibi and Waskaganish – the communities who will be most affected by the damming of the Rupert River – have released a document that questions the validity of the EM-1A project. Chisasibi Chief Abraham Rupert, Waskaganish Chief Robert Weistche and Nemaska Chief Josie Jimiken presented their report ... read more ››

Caledonia blockade erected – again

Native protestors at Caledonia, Ontario, have once again erected a blockade to protest against stalled talks in the land dispute between a developer and Six Nations residents. An Ontario judge ruled August 8 that all negotiations to end the land claims dispute should halt until law is restored. Protesters and Caledonia residents ... read more ››

Air Rally brings international ‘jet set’ to Wemindji

When you hear the words air rally, you automatically think one of two things; air show or a race. It is neither of these things. They have competitions on landing and accuracy but it isn’t a race and it definitely isn’t an air show. Rally check points are set up with ... read more ››

Riddu Riddu and the midnight sun

I knew we were in Norway when I saw the reindeer skins for sale at the Tromsø Airport gift shop. Tromsø is in the northern part of Norway and it was at the last leg of our journey. We just needed to drive two hours to our final destination in Kåfjord. ... read more ››

Tattered and patched but still here

Recently, I took part in Treaty #9 commemoration ceremonies at Matachewan First Nation. I met with Barney Batise, an Elder and political figure in the community who has done much for his First Nation over the years. Barney is a kind and patient person who enjoys sharing his knowledge about ... read more ››