Volume 7, Issue 6a

Car Show Y2K – No Bugs Featured Here

One always gets an “Oh, cool” attitude when visiting the Montreal International Auto Show. Of course the “Oh, cool” attitude wasn’t the same as last year’s when the Olympic Stadium’s roof fell in, totaling some cars. This year the 2000 show was different, but it still contained the excitement of ... read more ››

Fight to Remove Judge Continues

The governments of Canada and Quebec and the forestry companies have asked that Judge Jean-Jacques Crouteau be replaced as the presiding judge in all the proceedings relating to the Cree forestry cases. The judge was requested to do step down in December of his own free will, but Crouteau said no. ... read more ››

Fontaine Meets Peltier

Phil Fontaine, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, visited with Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier in a show of solidarity and “grass-roots brotherhood.” Along with Fontaine were top officials of the National Congress of American Indians. “He (Peltier) knows the support is there but when he actually sees it like ... read more ››

It’s a Good Day to Learn Kanien’kéha

If Quebec can have a language law, why can’t Kahnawake? That’s what the elders of this Mohawk community said when they called on the band to adopt a law to protect their endangered language. Just before Christmas, their wish became a reality when the band council passed the Kahnawake Language Law. There ... read more ››

John Kitchen Acquitted of Drinking-and-Driving Charge

A judge has acquitted John Kitchen, former chief of Waswanipi, of a charge of drinking-and-driving. The charge stemmed from an August 1998 incident in which Kitchen’s vehicle went off the road on Highway 113, between Desmaraisville and Waswanipi. Kitchen was chief at the time, but didn’t run again in the community election ... read more ››

Kateri: Lily of the Mohawks

She passed away in 1680, but her miracles continue. Catholic researchers say they’ve received over 100 written accounts of purported miracles attributed to Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha over the years. So far, none of them has been accepted by the Catholic Church. But a small group of believers is working hard to change ... read more ››

Listen to that song playing on the radio.

Listen to that song playing on the radio. What’s it about? Pick out a book on the shelf. What’s it about? That movie you’re watching. What’s it about. Pick up that newspaper. What’s the story about? Chances are they are about love. Okay, maybe not the newspaper story. It’s probably ... read more ››

Remembering the Joy of Hiking

The outdoors is not just about hunting, fishing and trapping. In most cases it’s about being close to nature and its elements. The sounds, smells and colours of the forest around you have a very positive effect on most individuals. If you are patient and can take the time to ... read more ››

The Rock

So you wanna buy her a diamond. The hard part is over. You found your soul mate. Now, you want to give her something that will last forever, just like your love for each other. Or maybe it’s for your husband, grandmother, mistress, favourite high school teacher, or butcher. But how ... read more ››

The Romance Test

Is your idea of romance putting the seat down for her after you’re done or is it more along the lines of writing a daily haiku for her in her honour? When she asks “what are you feeling?” Do you freeze up like a deer caught in the headlights? Ladies, ... read more ››

U.S. Gives Back 84,000 Acres

In the largest return of public land to First Nations in the continental United States in more than 100 years, the U.S. government is giving back 84,000 acres in northern Utah that it took from the Utes in 1916 to secure the rights to oil shale reserves. Part of the deal ... read more ››

Weather Reports

I had the opportunity to spend a few days with my parents lately. They ventured down from Attawapiskat to do some shopping and a little visiting. While they were here we got into a conversation about the weather. It seemed to be an appropriate subject considering that the temperature in ... read more ››

Women’s Little Survival Book

(For those who have loved and lost) 1. Never do housework. No man ever made love to a woman because the house was spotless. 2. Remember that the idiot you are with determines your reputation. 3. Don’t believe you can change a man — unless he’s in ... read more ››

Your Life as a Sundance

Every now and then you come across something that sums up the dreams and hopes you have in such a way that you know you can’t say it any plainer than that. The following passage is from Leonard Peltier’s book My Life is My Sundance. It is remarkable that after ... read more ››