Category: 2014 12 01

Grant program seeds Cree entrepreneurs

Since its creation three years ago, the Cree Entrepreneur Assistance Fund (CEAF) has fully or partially funded over 34 Cree business projects in the James Bay area. Founded by the Department of Sustainable and Economic Development (DESD) under the supervision of the Cree Regional Authority, CEAF’s mission is to assist ... read more ››

Forward's photo earns national acclaim

A Mistissini photographer recently finished as a finalist in a national photo contest. Brendan Forward’s engaging image of a fog bank looming over Lake Mistissini with the community in the background made it through to the final stages of the judging in Nature Canada’s annual photo competition. Forward was camping at the ... read more ››

N’we Jinan music project paves the way for a new recording label

Montreal hip-hop artist David Hodges first thought the N’we Jinan project would be a tour of Cree communities to promote musical talent with the youth. But the project has now given birth to a successful hip-hop album, N’we Jinan, Eeyou Istchee Volume 1, that is climbing the hip-hop charts on ... read more ››

Trio of Quebec First Nations to contest 1970s northern Quebec agreements

Three Quebec First Nations say that their traditional territory partly overlaps with land included in the 1975 James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) and the Northeastern Quebec Agreement (NEQA), signed in 1978. They are now asking for the federal government to step in to negotiate a settlement over the ... read more ››

Setting the record straight on the JBNQA

On November 13, 2014, 40 years after the signing of the Agreement in Principle leading to the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), Chiefs of the Innu, Attikamekw Nations and certain Anishinaabe communities announced the formation of a coalition to defend the Aboriginal title and rights they claim were ... read more ››

The Nation's Christmas shopping guide

If only grown-ups wrote letters to Santa that featured detailed lists of what they would like for Christmas, included where to get them, how much they would cost, how long they would take to ship and what they would like to go with it. While nearly every child can detail the ... read more ››