Volume 4, Issue 12

Adopting Assimilation: Part III

These are the last two stories in our series about the adoption of children by Jewish family services. David David sees himself as a Saulteaux-Ojibway-Ukrainian raised in a violent Protestant environment in the United States. He doesn’t consider himself Jewish. David is 25 and originally from Manitoba. He was 11 months old ... read more ››

AFN to Become UIN?

The AFN will become the UIN – the United Indigenous Nations – according to a proposal by the Assembly of First Nations restructuring committee. The name change is only the beginning to a proposed overhaul to the troubled nation-wide organization. The proposal, tabled by the Chiefs in February, outlines a three-stage ... read more ››

I went down to the demonstration.

I went down to the demonstration. To get my fair share of abuse. Actually it wouldn’t really qualify as abuse if a Royal Commission were called on it. The only thing the cop did was herd a colleague and everybody else into the left lane of the street we injuns ... read more ››

I’m Tiger Woods

If you haven’t heard that one yet, let me fill you in. He is only the biggest thing to happen to golf since the Oka crisis. He is twenty two years old and just turned pro last year. As an amateur he blew everybody away. As a pro he is ... read more ››

RCMP Probes Judge Rejean Paul

Judge Rejean Paul, chairman of the Cree-Naskapi Commission and the man responsible for keeping Cree politics honest, is now under investigation himself by the RCMP, according to the office of Federal Judicial Affairs in Ottawa. Judicial Commissioner Guy Goulard said he received allegations of irregularities in Judge Paul’s expense accounts and ... read more ››

Setting the Example

Sometimes flattering honours and glowing individual statistics do not truly tell the whole story. Case in point: McMaster all-Canadian guard Titus Channer. Channer, the OUAA Western conference Most Valuable Player, is often heralded and admired simply for the smooth skills he accentuates on the basketball court but the fourth year senior continues ... read more ››

Updates From The Land

With Cree traditional lifestyle constantly under threat, a new voice is looking to make hunters’ concerns about Canada geese, moose, caribou and black bears a top priority with the governments.. Violet Pachanos was recently chosen by the Grand Council to represent the Cree on the Hunting Fishing and Trapping Coordinating Committee, ... read more ››

Walking for a New Life

Naomi Weistche is the youngest of seven children born to Andrew and Louisa Weistche. She is twelve years-old and is presently attending Wiinibekuu school in Waskaganish. As a Cree student in the school she faces a problem that not many other Crees have to face. She is deaf. She wasn’t born ... read more ››

Wheeling and Dealing in the Outdoors

Since 1948, the Canadian National Sportsman’s Show has grown from being the very first outdoor sportsman show, to one of the largest in Canada today. This was evident at Bonaventure in Montreal from April 2-6th, 1997. This year’s show was impressive and didn’t seem redundant, even though another outdoors show ... read more ››