Volume 5, Issue 8

Beyond Borders

(Translated by Jo-Ann Toulouse) In mid-January a group of 28 former co-workers and I participated in the wood-cutting bee that took place in the Chantier-Chibougamau wood lot for the victims of the freezing rains in Montérégie. We remobilised the 21, 22, 23, and 26 of the same month. To lend a ... read more ››

Breakfast for kids !!!!!

Did you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for your children? Thanks to Lucie Leclerc Breakfast provides the energy your body needs to start the day. The last time we ate was 8-12 hoursago and we need to “break that fast”. Some people think skipping breakfast helps ... read more ››

Computer Virus Warning

If you receive an email titled “WIN A HOLIDAY” do not open it. It will erase everything on your harddrive. This is a new, very malicious virus and not many people know about it This virus has beenconfirmed by Microsoft. Share this information with everyone that might access the internet. Also, ... read more ››

Cree forestry court battle in the works

After years of trying to negotiate with governments, and numerous attempts by communities to talk with forestry companies, the Cree Nation is now taking them all to court. “Enough is enough,” said Grand Chief Mathew Coon Come. “We’ve tried to meet with forestry operators. The talleymen show them the sensitive areas, ... read more ››

First Nations Bank Wins Out

Changes to the way Crees bank are on the horizon. Soon, many communities may see the opening ofa new Indian-run bank. And, if the deal goes through, Crees will own a piece of the action. In a tough competition to manage millions of Cree dollars, the Aboriginally-run First Nations Bankbeat out ... read more ››

Guns and Bureaucrats

That Firearms Acquisition Certificate in your possession will no longer be good after January 1st, 2001. And if you don’t have a certificate, or yours expries before then, you need another bureaucratic piece of paper. You have to get the new and shiny Possession and Acquisition License. This license will say what type ... read more ››

In Memory

This eulogy is dedicated “In loving memory of the late Allan Iserhoff,” who deceased on January 28th, 1998. On behalf of our immediate family, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who sent their condolences, one way or another. Your love and prayers were comforting for each one ... read more ››

Indian Affairs: More Money

The Nation and about ten 10 other journalists from acrossCanada recently interviewed Jane Stewart, Minister of Indian andNorthern Affairs about the new Federal budget. What follows area few highlights of the interview. Minister Stewart was happy to announce that her department was one of the few to receive new monies. While there ... read more ››

Innu frustrated bv Hydro Development

Innu leaders vowed to take whatever actions are necessary to protect Innu rights as they face proposed hydro development by Newfoundland and Quebec on Innu land. “We are tired of being lied to, tired of being misled, and tired of having our rights ignored,” said Innu Nation Vice-president Daniel Ashini. Much the ... read more ››

Is There A Doctor In The House?

I remember the dog eared books clearly. I was in elementary school. I remember the library periods asnot being long enough. I had to tear myself away from the books. The books In question were byTheodor Seuss Celsel better known as Dr. Seuss. All those pictures had a strange hold ... read more ››

Lessons from Nagano

During the entire two weeks of the 1998 Olympic Winter Cames I was off to Nagano. I came face to face with my distint cousins, the Japanese. I loved Nagano, it’s hard to believe during the nuclear era, a bomb fell on Hiroshima wiping it out Later there would Nagano. ... read more ››

Rez Notes calling Ndiamon, come in, over …

Rez Notes calling Ndiamon, come in, over …(hiss, snap, crackle, pop….radio static) Come on Neil…. Neil’s down in Cuba where no American dares to go for fear of economic reprisal, but Neil has got nothing to lose. I like this James Bond stuff already, writing for Rez Notes while Neil’s gone. “What do ... read more ››

Your Horrorscope

Pisces (Feb 19-March 20) Happy B.Day to the fish of the zodiac. The Goddesses of the Zone grant you entrance into our private legion. We have enlisted you in counter intelligence operations. Your complete obedience is the only requirement. Your call sign: “sushi”. Your mission: to protect your superiors with ... read more ››