Category: 2013 12 03

WATCH: Wemindji's Nicaragua students tell their story

This video was submitted to us by the students of Maquatua Eeyou School in Wemindji who are currently raising money to finance a humanitarian trip to build schools and clinics in Nicaragua. Read the entire story here Show them your support! ***This video does not belong to the Nation, nor was it shot ... read more ››

Forgotten code talker heroes honoured

When many people think of the world-famous code talkers, the Native Americans who used their language to transmit messages in wartime that enemies could not decipher, they immediately think of the Navajo tribe. Earlier this month, the United States government finally awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the “forgotten” code ... read more ››

Stornoway promotes new projects

Stornoway Diamonds hosted an event this month to emphasize the company’s close collaboration with Quebec and the communities of the James Bay region in the development of its mining projects in the area. Mistissini Chief Richard Shecapio, Quebec Natural Resources Minister Martine Ouellet and Chibougamau Mayor Manon Cyr were on hand ... read more ››

Indians + Aliens: The Game FREE

Fans of the Rezolution Picture’s documentary television series Indians + Aliens can now explore the extra-terrestrial mysteries of the North from their mobile devices in the newly released Indian + Aliens: The Game. Inspired by intriguing stories of interstellar visitors as told by people from across the Quebec’s northern communities, the ... read more ››

Strateco may use NAFTA to sue over Matoush uranium rejection

The Quebec government informed Strateco Resources November 8 that the company would not be granted a certificate of authorization for the company’s plan of underground uranium exploration on traditional lands near Mistissini. In response, Strateco CEO Guy Hébert told reporters, several of the company’s investors will sue the Canadian government under ... read more ››

Honouring Cree women in leadership

Celebrating the achievements of Cree women in leadership, the Quebec Native Women’s Association (QNW) ended off its 40th anniversary symposium with a celebration dinner honouring eight Cree women who have worked hard for their communities. The November 8-9 event at the Sheraton Laval brought together Aboriginal women from various backgrounds and ... read more ››

The Nation’s annual Christmas shopping guide

While Eeyou Istchee’s grounds have long been blanketed by several layers of snow and the Halloween decorations have been swapped out for Christmas lights (or a Habs crest, depending the home), people throughout the land are gearing up for the annual pilgrimage south to shop until they drop. Whether you’re planning ... read more ››

Man bites dog: Adventurer survives three months in the bush with help from his friend

There’s a German Shepherd in dog heaven who got there by making the ultimate sacrifice as one man’s best friend. Marco Lavoie, an adventurer, canoeist, expert outdoorsman, was lost and starving in the forest halfway between Waskaganish and Matagami when he accepted his pet dog’s gift of life. Forced to make ... read more ››

Cree Nation of Sheraton

I am often asked what I am passionate about, about what drives me. Well, I am passionate about moving forward. I am passionate about upgrading all areas of my life, including my gadgets. I love a challenge. I like when I am told “No.” Actually, I am thrilled when I hear, “It won’t work, you will have ... read more ››

Lemon Cree Fitness and Wellness brings its second annual fitness convention to Montreal

Fitness is an important issue in the Eeyou Istchee. But to Lemon Cree’s Theresa Ducharme, it’s not enough for exercise to be important – if Crees are going to get healthier, she says the exercise also has to be fun. Ducharme took that message to Lemon Cree’s second annual fitness convention ... read more ››

Cloutier renews her efforts to house the homeless in Val d’Or

With the early November election of former Quebec Aboriginal Affairs Minister Pierre Corbeil as the new mayor of Val d’Or has come a renewed hope for three separate housing projects for Aboriginals that were rejected by former Mayor Fernand Trahan. Edith Cloutier, the executive director of Val d’Or’s Native Friendship Centre, ... read more ››