Volume 6, Issue 3

A Christmas to remember

Wachiya! My name is Christopher Stephen. I am from Waskaganish. I am a Cree journalist. Most of you must know me from the airwaves of CBC North-Quebec. I am honoured and I am happy to bring you some stories here at The Nation. I will try to bring you the ... read more ››

Flying high with Paul Rickard, Cree film director

“I …just let the images talk for themselves” Paul Rickard chose his hometown Moose Factory for the premiere screening of his film Okimah. The hometown response was very warm and positive, with 180 community members turning out. Paul opened the evening with a brief speech, along with Chief Ernest Beck and ... read more ››

Highlights from the Essay Contest

Cree Future Amanda Grant Age: 12 Grade 6 Chisasibi When I grow up I want to finish high school in Chisasibi. When I pass every grade I’m going to be 16 or 17 years old when I finish school. And I want to work in the recreation office. Because it’s very fun there they have all ... read more ››

Mistissini calls for free long-distance in James Bay

Cree opposition is growing to Télébec’s proposed hikes to phone bills in the North. Expect to see a $3 increase on your next phone bill, part of a $14.40 total increase Telebec has proposed between 1997 and 2002. Monthly phone bills will jump by 64 per cent over five years if ... read more ››

Protecting the past for the future

For the first time, Crees and other First Nations have met with a United Nations agency to spell out intellectual property rights of indigenous peoples. At present, protections are unclear for the intellectual property rights of holders of traditional indigenous knowledge. Cree officials held a first meeting on November 30 in Montreal ... read more ››

The 5th annual Cree School Board / The Nation Essay Contest

Thank you to those who took the time to write your essays. There were a lot of issues raised that took a lot of courage to write. For that, we congratulate and admire you. Thank you to the teachers for encouraging the students to write. Thanks also to the Cree ... read more ››

We Cree of the far North are surrounded by water

We Cree of the far North are surrounded by water. If you’ve ever traveled over any part of northern Ontario, you have seen a landscape that is made up of water to a great degree. There are multitudes of rivers and lakes. My people on the James Bay coast look out ... read more ››


Well, another year has come and gone, so to speak, and with it changes. I would mention that if you turn the 1999 upside down it looks like 6661. I imagine all the crazies, self-proclaimed prophets and doomsayers will be predicting the end of the world or the coming of ... read more ››