Category: 2014 11 01

From Lebanon to Saskatchewan: Nadine Track exhibits her photos of the Waterhen Lake Cree

Nadine Track was born in Lebanon at the height of a long civil war. Working as a first-aid worker, she picked up her camera to capture moments of this experience as a way to make sense of what was happening around her. A decade ago, Track packed up and moved to ... read more ››

Quebec’s austerity cutbacks could set up an environmental disaster

Quebec has been hemorrhaging biologists, wildlife technicians, game wardens and now endangered species recovery teams, all in the name of austerity. But what kind of an impact will this have on a region that is looking to go full steam ahead with development like the Plan Nord, particularly on its ... read more ››

Young heart patient meets the Cake Boss

Mistissini’s Laykeshia Blacksmith was only 10 days old the first time she underwent an operation to replace the aortic valve of her heart. A second operation followed when she was three months old, and a third three months after that. Now 11, Laykeshia lives a normal life – for the most ... read more ››

The Grand Chief discusses the Stand Against Uranium campaign

On October 7, the Grand Council of the Crees launched the web-based campaign to inform people in Eeyou Istchee and the world about the Cree’s firm stance against uranium exploration on their traditional territory. The campaign addresses the risks associated with uranium mining and shares opinions, photos and videos to ... read more ››

Romeo Saganash petitions Harper government to abide by UN Declaration

It’s an effort to end systemic discrimination against Indigenous peoples in Canada. Romeo Saganash, NDP MP for Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou, has launched a petition to force the Canadian government to implement and abide by the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). After introducing a private member’s bill, C-469, Saganash ... read more ››

Gumshun’s gun: A remarkable discovery

Surprisingly well preserved, a J. Stevens double-barreled, break-action shotgun that was lost in the dense wilderness between Chapais and Waswanipi more than 50 years ago has made a roundabout journey to the grandson of the long-deceased hunter who originally owned the weapon. Photos courtesy of Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Former CBC reporter ... read more ››

Cree singer Mariame Hasni is in the final stages of recording her debut album

Mariame Hasni has been singing for as long as she can remember. And it shows: she has an outstanding, powerful voice, one that has been mesmerizing Cree and non-Cree audiences for years. But that voice may have remained hidden, as Hasni once tried to hide her talent. “I got discovered in the ... read more ››