Category: 2012 08 24

ᑳ ᒌ ᓂᑑᐦᐅᔮᐦᒡ ᓅᐦᑖᐐ

ᐃᓛᐃᓵ ᑆᐱᔥ ᐌᑉ ᐋ ᒌ ᑎᐹᒋᒧᑦ, ᒋᓵᓰᐲ ᐱᕌᔨᓐ ᐌᑉ ᐋ ᒌ ᐃᑣᔥᑎᒫᑎᐦᒃ ᑭᔮ ᐋ ᒌ ᒥᓯᓂᐦᐊᐦᒃ ᐋᐃ ᒀ ᐊᓐ ᑳ ᐐᐦ ᑎᐹᒋᒧᔮᓐ ᐊᓂᔮ ᑮᑆ ᓅᐦᑖᐐ ᒨᔥ ᐋ ᒌ ᐐᒑᐅᒄ, ᐋ ᒌ ᐐᒋᐦᐄᒃ ᐋ ᓂᑑᐦᐅᑦ᙮ ᐋᑳ ᐅᐦᒋ ᐃᐦᑖᔨᒡᐦ, ᐋᔥᒄ ᐋᑳ ᐅᐦᒋ ᒌ ᓂᑑᐦᐅᒡ ᐊᓂᒌ ᓈᐹᔑᔑᒡ, ᐊᓂᔮᐦ ᑮᑆ ᐅᑯᓯᔅᐦ᙮ ᒥᓯᐙ ᐙᔥ ᒌ ᐊᐙᔑᔒᐅᐎᒡ ᓃᔨ ... read more ››

Hunting with My Father

Told by Eliza Bobbish Webb, Chisasibi Transcribed and translated by Brian Webb I wanted to share the story of the times when I went with my father on the hunt. This was before his sons were capable of hunting. My two brothers were younger than I. He told me to help him ... read more ››

Public lands, private gains

I said goodbye to a close friend last week. No, no one died. This friend is a piece of land about nine acres large on the flank of a small mountain running down to a tiny lake, centred around a Swiss-chalet house built by Czech immigrants in the late 1960s. It ... read more ››

Nemaska holds annual golf tournament

The fifth edition of the Nemaska Golf Benefit held at the Belvedere Golf Club on August 2 was a resounding success with over 200 attending the golf tournament and supper and $115,000 being raised. The proceeds from the tournament went towards the Albert Diamond Foundation as well as the Christopher Wapachee ... read more ››

Whapmagoostui holds elections

Election season is in full swing. Quebec is in the middle of a provincial campaign, and the US is heading towards an election in November. Now it’s time for the First Nation of Whapmagoostui to get into the voting spirit. With nominations wrapped up on August 8, Whapmagoostui is holding elections ... read more ››

More storms on the horizon

I noticed in the news recently that there seems to be a move away from denying climate change or global warming. It looks like people are finally waking up to the fact that we humans are contributing to a situation that is causing change in the climate and weather patterns. ... read more ››

AGA Waskaganish 2012 Resolutions

DRAFT RESOLUTION Subject: Fighting Diabetes WHEREAS community members of Waskaganish and representatives of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay have brought to the attention of the members of the 2012 Annual General Assembly of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Regional Authority the ... read more ››

AGA surprises

Nothing could have prepared the Crees of Eeyou Istchee for this year’s Annual General Assembly of the Grand Council of the Crees and Cree Regional Authority. It would have been unthinkable 20 years ago to see Hydro-Québec’s (HQ) top people and smiling Crees in the same room, but that’s what ... read more ››

Platform talk

Change or the status quo? That’s the choice facing the First Nations communities living in the Ungava district. While the Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ) trumpets the promise and potential of the Plan Nord, the Parti Québécois (PQ) and the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) are presenting the idea that they can bring ... read more ››

Taking the good with the bad

Hot of the heels of his “virtual walk” from Mistissini to Waskaganish, Sol Awashish, a member of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay’s Chronic Disease team, made a special presentation at the Annual General Assembly of the Cree Nation to update the people about the ... read more ››

A great success

Finally breathing a sigh of relief, André Dudemaine was happy to share that 2012 has been yet another incredibly successful year for Montreal’s annual Indigenous culture extravaganza, Terres en vues / Land InSights. Running from July 31-August 8, this year’s festival offered an incredible mix of cinema, live music, traditional arts ... read more ››

A bridge to greater development

After being talked about for many years, the long-awaited bridge in Mistissini over Uupaachikus Pass linking the community with land across the water is finally going to happen. Motivation for building the bridge is not only for residential development, but also for what lies on the other side – gravel. Without ... read more ››

Fests galore

The mini rollercoaster zooms by with screaming people, the other cries come from far above on another wild ride… yes, it’s summer time folks. Time to relax, sit back and enjoy what the southerners like to call amusement parks. The screams debate, just for a minute, then climb into the ... read more ››

The “secular” mask of racism

On Tuesday, August 14, Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois offered a new plank for her electoral platform: a “Charter of Secularism”, supposedly to guarantee the rights of Quebec residents to live in a society free from religious pressure from the state. The idea was to make it law that no member ... read more ››

Federal fun and games

Just when you thought an election was around the corner, politics can show you that life isn’t as predictable as you might have hoped. I know if you were the Liberals a while ago you weren’t hoping for a trip to the polls as much as Stephen Harper, et al. With ... read more ››

Chief Jimmy Mianscum – In Memorium

Former Chief of the “Doré Lake Crees,” Jimmy Mianscum died in Chibougamau November 5 after a lengthy illness. The Elder was the first, in the 1960s, to try to convince the Government of Canada of the Ouje-Bougoumou people’s right to a separate and permanent village. In an open letter to Ouje-Bougoumou ... read more ››

Shooting for the moon: Teenagers take aim at a better future at Aboriginal Youth Career Fair

Hundreds of high school students from across Canada arrived at Montreal’s Palais des Congres October 30 and hung out, text messaged and giggled their way to learning about potential careers at a rare job fair that was focused solely on the youth. The event also featured a lineup of Aboriginal role ... read more ››