Category: 2010 05 21

Traditional Knowledge

I was up at 4 in the morning ready for the geese. Like many hunters I looked at the water hole opening up early. It was warmer than usual for this time of year and the ice was melting. The snow had pretty much disappeared causing Luke MacLeod to mention ... read more ››

Setting the record straight about radon

To the editor: I would like to respond to accusations in the April 23 article published in The Nation (Vol. 17, No. 12) entitled “Uranium Update: Revisiting Strateco, their Mistissini opposition and the activism against the proposed uranium exploration project” that the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has misled the public ... read more ››

Still searching for missing Attawapiskat man

Attawapiskat hunter Ian Kamalatisit, 20, went missing April 11 after he failed to return home from his hunting camp. His ski-doo and belongings were later found floating on the ice not far from the community. The following day, a search was launched with the help of the Ontario Provincial Police and ... read more ››

Hydro-Québec faces fight over La Romaine hydroelectric project

The Uashaunnuat (Innu Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam) filed a motion May 7 for an interlocutory injunction against the hydroelectric project, La Romaine. The proposed electric transmission lines run through the heart of traditional lands of the Uashaunnuat and Innu traditional families. “We affirm our complete sovereignty over our traditional lands and oppose ... read more ››

Osprey takes Bronze

Mistissini’s Osprey Lodge won the bronze medal in the “Lodging: Outfitters” category at the national Grands Prix du tourisme québécois gala that was held in Montreal’s Palais des Congrès May 7. James Bay and Eeyou Istchee was represented by a delegation of 20 people who accompanied the six regional winners. The ... read more ››

The Evening Blue

I was getting ready one evening to head out to visit friends. Before leaving the house I turned the lights off. I paused in the kitchen to think if I had forgotten anything. Suddenly, I realized a soft-blue light had surrounded me. The sun had gone down but there was ... read more ››

A Tribute to Alayne Patricia Harrison Awashish

Alayne Patricia Harrison Awashish died from cancer on March 25, 2010. Alayne was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec on May 9, 1943. Her parents were Allan and Josephine Harrison. She was a strong supporter of her family. As a mother, she was kind and benevolent, and singlehandedly raised her four children – ... read more ››

Pow Wow Listings 2010

MAY May 21-23: Brown Bear Woman contest pow wow Location: Tsuu T’ina Nation, Calgary, Alberta Info: Coralee Starlight, 306-723-4966; May 22-23: Issoitapiiksi Community contest pow wow Location: Levern, Alberta Info: Flora Scout, 403-894-2007 May 28-30: 31st Annual Odawa contest pow wow Location: Ottawa-Nepean Tent & Trailer Park, Nepean, Ontario Info: 613-722-3811; JUNE June 5-6: 21st Annual Traditional pow wow “Mnomaawnjidwin” Good Gathering Traditional pow wow Location: Wolf’s ... read more ››

Gearing up to chill out

While many Crees are still out in the bush getting their first taste of the easier living that comes with warmer weather, the Nation has already set its sights on the future to help you plan out your vacation time. For some individuals summertime is all about living slower while vacationing ... read more ››

Hydro getting a better name in Vermont

The Vermont Senate is moving quickly to pass a bill that would see Hydro-Québec granted status as a renewable-energy source which could in turn increase energy exports to the state. In that each of the U.S.’s 50 states has its own Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) when it comes to defining which ... read more ››

Moving forward

It all began a decade ago when David Bosum, a Cree tallyman, asked an American graduate student who was in Oujé-Bougoumou on a course, a simple question: “Can mines make fish sick?” That student was Christopher Covel, a geologist and scientist who specializes in the field of contaminated water clean-up. Upon discovering ... read more ››