Category: 2012 08 10

Food Preservation

Told by Maria Scipio Translated and transcribed by Brian Webb I’ll talk about how food was handled in the past. Everything was kept. This is what I’ll talk about. This was when the Canada Geese were still abundant. In September, the geese were plentiful. Even though so much geese were harvested, every part ... read more ››

ᒦᒋᒻ ᑳ ᒌ ᑭᓄᐙᔨᐦᑖᑭᓂᐎᒡ

ᒥᕌᔮ ᓯᐱᔨᐤ ᐋ ᒌ ᑎᐹᒋᒧᑦ ᐱᕌᔨᓐ ᐌᑉ ᐋ ᒌ ᐃᑣᔥᑎᒫᑎᐦᒃ ᑭᔮ ᐋ ᒌ ᒥᓯᓂᐦᐊᐦᒃ ᐋᐃ ᓂᑭ ᑎᐹᒋᒧᓐ, ᐊᓐ ᒀ ᒦᒋᒻ ᑳ ᐊᑎ ᐃᐦᑐᑖᑭᓂᐎᒡ ᐙᔥᑭᒡ᙮ ᒥᓯᐙ ᑮᑆ ᒑᒀᓐ ᐋ ᒌ ᒥᓈᐦᐅᓈᓂᐎᒡ᙮ ᐋᐅᒄ ᐊᓐ ᒑ ᐐᐦᑎᒫᓐ᙮ ᓈᔥᒡ ᒀ ᐋᔥᒄ ᐋ ᒌ ᐙᔪᑎᓰᑦ ᐱᔮᓯᐤ – ᓂᔅᒃ ᐎᑦ᙮ ᒥᔑᑳᒫᐦᔮᐅᐲᓯᒽᐦ, ᐋᑯᑦ ᐙᔥ ᑳ ᒌ ᐙᔪᑎᓰᑦ ᒀ ᓂᔅᒃ᙮ ᐊᒄ ... read more ››

New Study Shows First Nations Girls have Higher Diabetes Rates

A new study by the University of Saskatchewan shows that the prevalence of diabetes in First Nations females has increased astronomically. According to APTN news, over the last 25 years diabetes has increased 400 percent over the last 25 years. Dr. Roland Dyck and Nathaniel Osgood from the Indigenous People’s Health Research ... read more ››

Wabun Youth Gathering features mini powwow

The sixth annual Wabun Youth Gathering held at the Eco Centre Lodge in Elk Lake July 16-20 featured a mini powwow, traditional teachings and workshops with an Aboriginal focus. Eighty-five Wabun youth attended the event sponsored by Wabun Tribal Council Health Services. The event was divided into two parts. The first ... read more ››

One Step Closer to Olympic Gold

“I’m praying for a wild card,” Mary Spencer said recently in an interview with the Toronto Star after being eliminated from the Olympic qualifying boxing tourney. “The only thing better than winning Olympic gold would be winning gold after qualifying via wild card.” And that is exactly the position that Spencer, ... read more ››

Cultural contacts

Everyone knows that if you’re not into the politics or personalities, the annual conference of Canada’s chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations can be deadly boring. You meet a lot of people in hallways or grabbing a smoke-filled “health break” who will admit they aren’t there for the meetings ... read more ››

Art Rascals

An “inveterate rascal,” Azban is a laughing spirit who lives in a world of unbridled growth and irrepressible abundance. Abernaki-Wendat artist Christine Sioui-Wawanoloath draws her inspiration from the lively spirit world of Azban. And that’s why the 22nd edition of the Montreal First Peoples’ Festival titled her exhibition “Masks, Drawings, ... read more ››

Grabbing a Bite

To ensure that elementary school students in Chisasibi have the fuel to power their minds in the classroom, Chisasibi’s Chajishapa Niguuitshtaan (morning bite) program will be heading into its second year. The idea behind the program is to give all children who haven’t eaten or that haven’t eaten enough that morning ... read more ››

A Healthy Future

The Crees and Quebec have signed a funding framework Agreement that will see the Crees of Eeyou Istchee begin important upgrade to the quality of their health care services. The funding in this new agreement will support the operations of the CBHSSJB, capital investments in buildings, equipment and information systems from ... read more ››

Historic redress

Cree drummers gathered in a circle to pound out a traditional beat in Quebec’s National Assembly July 24 to mark the historic signing of the Agreement on Governance in Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory between the Crees and the Province of Quebec. Members of the Grand Council of the Crees, including ... read more ››

Vote for me (if you want to live)

Remember when the once buff Arnold, as the Terminator, extended his hand to a distraught woman, asking her to come with him to escape a barrage of bullets and the wrath of another human robot bent on destroying any chance of humanity for the future? Well expect the same act ... read more ››

The Rule of law

When you have Aboriginal blood in your veins you feel and know that the rule of law in Canada isn’t so blind or predisposed to honour the principle that every person is equal under the law. When a disproportionate percentage of Aboriginals are behind bars it says something about the ... read more ››