Volume 4, Issue 6

“If You Feel Alone, You’re Not…Listen to Your Heart.”

Since I started writing these issues on Domestic Violence, I haven’t yet mentioned to you women out there how to get out and why you have to get out of your abusive relationship. Maybe I wasn’t yet ready myself and I didn’t really have an answer. I guess I had ... read more ››

30 Million Viewers to Catch Raid des Braves

Over 30 million viewers will be tuning into the Raid des Braves on the world’s largest TV channels, say organizers of the epic race. At 3,000 kilometres, the 7th annual Raid des Braves is the longest ever, starting in Lebel-sur-Quevillon on Feb. 9 and winding through 17 Cree and non-Cree towns ... read more ››

Breakthrough in 17-week Blockade

A breakthrough has occurred in the 17-week Algonquin blockade of a logging road at Barrière Lake. Quebec Superior Court Judge Rejean Paul, who spent eight months as the federal mediator in the dispute, has made a series of recommendations that were quickly accepted by the federal government and could allow the ... read more ››

Canada Waging “War” Against Native People

Canadian governments and industry are waging a “public relations war” against the First Nations people in this country, says a member of the Teme-Augama Anishinabai. “The standard war against Aboriginal people is we’re a drain on the taxpayers’ money, we can’t get it together, etcetera. That whole thing is fed into ... read more ››

Children of all ages. Do not attempt this at home.

Children of all ages. Do not attempt this at home. It is thankless low-paying work that will bring you and others much heartache. You will be spat on, called names, slandered in the supposedly hallowed halls of power, worship, bureaucracy and practically no one will vote for you. And those, ... read more ››

CTA, Cree Construction Moving North

Two Cree entities are moving to a community near you this spring. The Cree Trappers’ Association is relocating to Eastmain and Cree Construction is moving some of its headquarters staff to Mistissini. The moves follow requests made at several Annual General Assemblies that Cree entities move to Iyyuuschii. CTA president Edward Gilpin ... read more ››

Emotional Debate Over Royal Commish

You could cut the tension with a knife during the closing speeches at a conference in Montreal on the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Only one Native person, Ovide Mercredi, was on the panel addressing the standing-room-only crowd at McGill University. Before Mercredi, the 700 delegates listened to a Quebec professor ... read more ››

First Native Anglican Bishop

Rev. Gordon Beardy is the first Anglican Diocesan Bishop of First Nations ancestry in the church’s history. Beardy, an Oji-Cree from Ontario’s Bearskin Lake region, was selected as the eighth Bishop of Keewatin in October. The diocese covers more than 50 parishes in Northern Manitoba and Ontario. The uncle of Tina Keeper, star ... read more ››

Nuclear Dumping at Ipperwash to be Probed

Indian Affairs says it will conduct a survey to determine whether radioactive waste is buried at a former military base in Ontario now occupied by Chippewa protesters. The Chippewa say a solider told them that dozens of drums with radiation hazard symbols were buried in the dead of night at the ... read more ››

Reclaiming Our Destiny

On the weekend of January 31, McGill University held the first conference to discuss the recent Report of the Royal Commission of Aboriginal Peoples, when i first heard about this conference I was excited at the prospect of hearing the opinions of speakers who were chosen from across Canada. What I ... read more ››

The Art of No War

The conference on the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples was a real eye-opener. There was no feeling of invading a temple as when I once dropped in unexpectedly at an anti-fur conference. The people who attended were from all over Canada and some dropped in from the States. This conference ... read more ››

U.S. Nukes Blew Up Over Canada

Startling revelations have come to light that two U.S. nuclear bombs were detonated above Canadian soil in the 1950s when the military airplanes carrying the bombs experienced malfunctions. The bombs were both disarmed when they exploded, but the detonations still released about 90 kilograms of radioactive uranium into the atmosphere, says ... read more ››