Volume 3, Issue 20

A BIG STEP – Youth head up healing gathering

Tina Petawabano was the Coordinator for a Cree Nation Gathering for Healing, held in Mistissini in August. We interviewed Petawabano in a teepee on the second last day of the Gathering at Mistissini’s culture camp. The camp has grown from past years and is a must-see for anyone visiting this ... read more ››

By the time most of you read this…

By the time most of you read this edition of The Nation, election day will, sadly, have come and gone. It is a mere seven days before the vote and I still don’t know who my opponents are. Those career politicians, they like to sneak up on you. They don’t ... read more ››

In Recovery

This article appeared in the first issue of “Miyupimaatisuu Dipajamoon, ” a newsletter of the Waskaganish Wellness Society. Watchia! This is a historical moment. For the record, we are attempting different ways of reaching out to the community, so on behalf of the Waskaganish Wellness Society, we extend our greetings to ... read more ››

Midget AA offer leaves Crees peeved

Crees are reacting with amazement and bewilderment to a recent “peace offer” from the Midget AA Hockey League of Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Until now, the Midget AA league has stubbornly refused to allow a Cree Nation team to participate in the league’s games. But pressure from minor-hockey officials and the mayors of several non-Native ... read more ››

Putting the Cree back into the C.S.B. – An Interview with C.S.B. Chairman Luke MacLeod

Elections for the Chairman of the Cree School Board will be taking place in September. So The Nation decided it was time to put the present Chairman on the hot seat of public scrutiny and tell all. This is what we got when we met with him at the CSB’s ... read more ››

Record number of nominees in election

The time has come again for you, our readers, the Cree electorate, to prove or disprove that old saying, “If voting could change anything it would be illegal.” Yes, it is election season. An unprecedented number of candidates has been nominated for the two top jobs in the Cree Nation. For Grand Chief, ... read more ››