Volume 8, Issue 16

A Hard Game

There are a lot of First Nation elections for Chief and Council happening this summer. In Attawapiskat and other small remote communities people are getting excited as election time draws near. I remember wondering what all the fuss was about. Just before election time, people started to talk. The big discussion ... read more ››

Cree Spoken Here Wins at Banff

At the recent Banff Television Festival, the biggest broadcasting event of its kind in Canada, Rezolution Pictures was astounded to learn that they won the award for Best Canadian Aboriginal Language Television Production. The award, co-presented by Telefilm Canada and APTN, went to Rezolution’s first documentary project, Cree Spoken Here. ... read more ››

First Peoples’ Festival 2001

This is the eleventh year that Terres en Vue or Lands In Sight has hosted the First Peoples Festival. The Festival looks at Aboriginal films, art, music and culture from across the country. You will see traditional influences as well as western in the shows put on by Lands In ... read more ››

Marijuana Bust in Mistissini

Native officers from Mistissini, in collaboration with Quebec Provincial Police, arrested two men last month on charges of drug possession with intent to traffic. Edward Mark (41), and Alfred Mark (21) were held in Amos before being tried in Mistissini on June 6th. Complaints from community residents about the two ... read more ››

Message to P.E.T.A. From Indian Country

Mitukuye Oyasin (For All My Relations), is something the Lakota say when finishing a prayer, it exemplifies our peoples understanding of the Sacred Circle of Life on this Earth we consider our Grandmother. Our understanding tells us that all life on Earth is inter-related and deserving of respect. For this ... read more ››

Penny is forever

I had the opportunity to see a play and comedy show all rolled into one man recently and I was struck with how effectively this man gets the message across that alcohol and drug abuse are bad for you. I’m not the one to say that these topics are funny, ... read more ››

RAM Page

We’ll be looking at Alien Skin 4000, Freecell and Red Alert (old school) as well as getting used to your computers windows control panel. Once again if you have questions please email: will@beesum-commuications.com. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can. If there are any programs or types ... read more ››

Task Force Seeks High Speed for all

In January of this year, Minister of Industry Brian Tobin launched the National Broadband Task Force. The mandate of the task force is to advise the Canadian government on how to make high-speed broadband internet services available to all Canadian communities by the year 2004. The aims of the task ... read more ››

Toronto Mayor Thinks Natives May be Restless

This week’s Stockwell Day Award For Political Savvy goes to Toronto mayor Mel Lastman. In reference to a trip to Africa, to seek support from African delegates for Toronto’s bid to host the 2008 Olympic Games, Lastman came out with this gem of a quote: “What the hell do I ... read more ››

U of T Honours Coon Come

The University of Toronto has awarded an honorary doctor of law degree to Matthew Coon Come, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. The degree was conferred upon Coon Come at the University during spring convocation on June 14, 2001. While there to receive his degree, Coon Come also ... read more ››

Visiting Cree Country

The Indigenous Initiative for Peace (IIP) visited the Cree recently. The IIP said it was an honour to meet with the Cree nations in Quebec to look at the Cree situation on traditional lands and the impact of resource exploitation. Colombian Senator Francisco Rojas Birry thanked the Crees for their ... read more ››