Category: 2012 09 07

ᑳ ᐴᓂᐱᒫᑎᓰᑦ ᒋᐦᑳᐹᔥ

ᐁᓪᓰ ᑕᕝ ᐋ ᒌ ᐋᑎᔫᐦᒑᑦ, ᒋᓵᓰᐲ ᐱᕌᔨᓐ ᐌᑉ ᐋ ᒌ ᒥᓯᓂᐦᐊᐦᒃ ᑭᔮ ᐋ ᒌ ᐃᑣᔥᑎᒫᑎᐦᒃ ᑎᐦᒀᐹᑭᔑᐤ ᐆ᙮ ᑖᐹ ᓈᓂᑑ ᓈᔥᒡ ᐃᔮᓂᐎᔨᒑ ᐆ᙮ ᒥᒄ ᓂᒌ ᐹᐦᑎᐙᐤ ᐅᔮ ᐊᐙᓐ ᐋ ᐋᑎᔫᐦᒑᑦ᙮ ᑎᐦᒀᐹᑭᔑᐤ ᐆ᙮ ᒫᐅᑖ ᑳ ᐃᑖᑎᔫᐦᒑᑦ᙮ ᐊᓐ ᒀ ᒋᐦᑳᐹᔥ, ᓈᔥᒡ ᐙᔥ ᐋ ᒫᒫᐦᒌᑖᒋᒥᑯᓰᑦ ᐊᓐ ᒋᐦᑳᐹᔥ᙮ ᒥᓯᐙ ᒀ ᒑᒀᔨᐤ ᐋ ᒌ ᐊᑎ ᐃᐦᑎᒃ᙮ ᐊᓂᑖ ᒀ ᑳ ... read more ››

Death of Chikabash

Told by Elsie Duff, Chisasibi Transcribed and translated by Brian Webb This is quite a short legend. It seems this legend is not told very often, but I’ve heard someone tell this legend. This is short and this is how it goes. The legend of Chikabash has many tales. He got into everything. ... read more ››

Taking a long shot

Is there a form of Quebec nationalism that can truly embrace all Quebecers, of whatever origin or mother tongue? Could there be a movement that could actually convince large numbers of les autres – the other “nous” – to actually vote to make Quebec an independent country? It’s a tall order ... read more ››

Feds building another housing crisis in Attawapiskat

The federal government is taking its revenge on the people of Attawapiskat after receiving a big black eye from the courts over its imposition of a third-party manager on the James Bay First Nation late last year. The day after a Federal Court judge ruled the appointment was “unreasonable”, federal Aboriginal ... read more ››

Uranium surfaces as election issue

Days before the September 4 provincial election, the left-wing Québec Solidaire party denounced billions in public subsidies under the Plan Nord for uranium mining, and suggested all Quebecers should be inspired by the solid Cree opposition to uranium mines in Eeyou Istchee. The party’s candidate for the Montreal riding of Rosemont, ... read more ››

Creatures of habitat

I am accustomed to living in towns and cities surrounded by people. However, when I am out on the land for long periods of time everything changes. There is no longer access to all those luxuries that we take for granted like grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, theatres, television, radio, ... read more ››

Comanche Boy

On the heels of the knockout victory that earned him the World Boxing Council’s (WBC) Continental America’s middleweight title belt, George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah has taken the next step as a pro boxer by signing an exclusive promotional contract with Star Boxing of New York City, a boxing management company ... read more ››

Headbangers’ paradise

I see lots of bands and shows throughout the year, but Heavy MTL, Montreal’s annual heavy-metal music festival, was worth the price, time and the rain that poured down this year. Oh, it was wet, humid, sticky and muddy, but our spirits were hardly dampened. How could they be when ... read more ››

Buyer (be) aware

Should I get “it” insured? Do I need an extended warranty? What’s the best way to finance “it”? What do I do if “it” breaks down or stops working when I’m 900 km from the nearest repair shop. A person can spend a lot more money than they need to on ... read more ››

Moratorium questioned

Some of the biggest news to come out of this year’s Annual General Assembly in Waskaganish was that the Crees of Eeyou Istchee have declared a permanent moratorium on uranium exploration, uranium mining and uranium waste emplacement throughout Cree territory. The day after the resolution was passed, on August 9, the ... read more ››

Fighting fetal alcohol syndrome

The Crees have entered into a new Memorandum of Understanding between the Grand Council of the Crees and SAF (Syndrome d’Alcoolisation Fœtal) France geared at sharing information and practices when it comes to preventing the brutal and life-lasting effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The MOU was signed on ... read more ››

Driven by a dream

It was a long and winding road through academia for Darren MacLeod before he finally received the distinguished accreditation of Certified Management Accountant from CMA Ontario. Only one other Cree from Eeyou Istchee has ever achieved this level of success in this field, providing a good reason for celebration for ... read more ››

Brightening the future

September is inevitability – the summer comes to a close and students head back to school. This routine defines a child’s life until he or she finishes their studies; the routine that comes after isn’t so clear. So, soon after the gleam of a new grade wanes and the grind ... read more ››

Moving in a new direction

It’s no surprise that the atmosphere is upbeat in the offices of Minority Media. On August 14, the Montreal-based video-game company released Papo & Yo, the first game it has developed – and the response has been very positive. Set up in 2010, Minority Media is an amalgamation of individuals from ... read more ››

Providing shelter

Coming right on the heels of the 41st Annual General Meeting of the National Association of Friendship Centres, the city of Montreal has pledged a 2,000-square-foot facility for a new Native Friendship Centre of Montreal (NFCM). This year has been quite the emotional rollercoaster ride for the NFCM after their funding ... read more ››

Pencil sharp

The school bus honks its horn, the first sign that school is about to start the first day. I look out and scan the neighbourhood, the little kids anxiously waiting to get to the first class of the year. Lucky kids, I think, getting on a real school bus. Back ... read more ››

This land is your land

  There’s an Aboriginal land grab on the horizon that hasn’t been seen since England said Rupert’s Land was owned by the Hudson Bay Company for about 200 years. That one gave away the northern parts of Quebec and Ontario, all of Manitoba, most of Saskatchewan, southern portions of Alberta and ... read more ››