Category: 2012 10 06

Ga Baygushit

Told by Eliza Webb Translated and transcribed by Brian Webb I was there when a white man arrived at our camp. This was at Ahchigunigip (Seal River). It was during the fall goose hunt. For those who’ve seen Ahchigunigip, the tents were on top of the hill. The hill is clear of ... read more ››

Petawabano wins Cree Health Board elections

Bella Petawabano handily won election as chairperson of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay during the vote September 26, taking 1,627 votes over her only opponent, Roderick Pachano, who received 702. Petawabano has 17 years of experience as a board member in the Cree Health Board ... read more ››

We need a renaissance in education

It is back to school for everyone now that summer has wrapped up. Heading back to the classroom was always something I looked forward to when I was a boy back up north in Attawapiskat. The school was more or less a refuge for me where I could find some ... read more ››

A man with a bow

Kenneth Henry Taylor Born: March 25, 1953 Son of Harry Taylor (Rouyn-Noranda) and Jeanine Roy (La Tuque) Married to Ethel Katapatuk (Waskaganish) Father of Daniel Taylor (Lisa Shallhorn) and Cynthia Taylor (Dr. Mark Watson) Grandfather of Annika Mabel Taylor and Autumn Esme Watson This lifelong woodsman with a vast knowledge of the outdoors walks a singular ... read more ››

Clinically troubled

The good news is that the toxic mould that appeared in Mistissini’s health clinic this summer got cleared up pretty quickly. The bad news is that the clinic that got cleaned up is the old one. Mistissini’s new medical clinic, which might have been operational by now, is being taken apart ... read more ››

Tightening the bond

Native friendship centres around Quebec are looking to turn their friendly relationship with the Grand Council of the Crees (GCC) into a more formal one. Under section 28, article 14, of the James Bay Agreement, Native friendship centres have traditionally relied on funding and assistance from the provincial and federal governments. ... read more ››

Air Creebec’s new hangar

On September 17, Air Creebec inaugurated its new airport hangar on Ryan Ave. near the Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport in Dorval, in time for its 30th anniversary. Built with a $1.3 million subsidy from the province, the $10 million construction project began on November 15, 2011 and was completed less ... read more ››

New structures

The rate of growth in the Cree Nation is amazing at times and this is one of those times. Cree Human Resources Development (CHRD) has expanded their organization to the coast by opening up a new office in Chisasibi. It might seem like a small thing but when you talk ... read more ››

Belly fat blues

A new Mayo Clinic study has caused a stir amongst the health community as it suggests that people who are of normal weight but have a large concentration of fat over their abdomen (belly fat) are at higher risk than those who are obese. The study examined data on 12,785 people ... read more ››

Agreement forecasts Waswanipi gold rush

Waswanipi residents are set to benefit from job creation, skills training and millions in investments following the signing of a socio-economic participation agreement (SEPA) with Metanor Resources, which is redeveloping the nearby Bachelor Lake gold mine. Cree Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come, Waswanipi Chief Paul Gull, Metanor President Serge Roy and ... read more ››

On the eve of all hallows

Once a year, around this time, the sun’s rays start to struggle their way through often-clouded days, telling us that winter is just around the bend. Other seasonal indicators tell me that moose heads will rest on truck hoods everywhere (for those who don’t practice the art of sport hunting), ... read more ››