Volume 8, Issue 20

14th Annual Mistissini Invitational Senior Fastball & Softball Tournament

14th Annual Mistissini Invitational Senior Fastball & Softball Tournament Aug. 9-12, 2001 It was a heartbreaker that seemed to go on as Mistassini started off an inning with a home run by Steve Tremblay. The second inning saw another home run, but by the Lac Simion team. It almost seemed over ... read more ››

2nd Annual Burnt Church Lobster Festival

Though the season may officially start on August 20 for Burnt Church residents, some are already on the waters in defiance of the DFO wishes. JJ Bear, communications officer of the Atlantic Congress of Chiefs, says he hopes there will be no confrontations like last year. Bear said, “the DFO ... read more ››

Anadromously Speaking

One of the things that I like about myself is that I come from a salt-water community. It’s the brine in the air that made my community not quite a unique community but similar to other enhanced places like Wemindji, Attawapiskat and the like. The taste of salt in the ... read more ››

Delta Hotel Chain Boycott Urged by Coon Come

reprinted from the Eastern Door Matthew Coon Come, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, is calling for a boycott of the Delta Hotel chain by all First Nations citizens in Canada. According to an AFN press release, the chain is behind the attempts by the Sun Peaks Resort Corporation ... read more ››

Hip Hop to the Bop Rez Style

Hip-hop, many people will agree, has, is and always will be part of our Native culture. The sound of the drum has always been a part of the Native culture. “We’ve always had drums – forever,” says Derek Edenshaw, aka Manik, a 21 year-old Vancouver-based rapper. “It’s not more complicated ... read more ››

Just Riding Along in “Your” Automobile

A cousin of mine was getting married and here I was in Chisasibi. I looked for a ride to make it to Chibougamau where the wedding would be taking place but all the rides seemed to be full or had left already. That was Thursday night and the wedding was ... read more ››

Lunch Meat Recall

Consumers are being warned by Schneider Foods to avoid eating certain lunch meat products that may contain dangerous bacteria. Schneider has listed five varieties of sliced meat, sold in 175-gram packages, that may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. The packages that may have been contaminated, and were distributed nationally, are all ... read more ››

Native Suicides Spread in Northern Ontario

The suicide rate across northern Ontario may hit record levels as the epidemic of youth suicides has now spread to communities that were previously untouched by the tragedy. Out of the 49 northern reserves in the area, 16 suicides have been recorded so far this year. Last year’s total of 26 ... read more ››

Native War Hero’s Medals Return To Family

Medals that had belonged to aboriginal war hero Tommy Prince were to be returned home to Winnipeg after family members made the highest bid at an auction held in London, Ontario on August 9. Cheers filled the room when the 10 medals were bought by Prince’s family for the sum ... read more ››

On Top of the Water

It has been very hot for the past few days. I have been doing a lot of summer things that are new to me, like sailing and recreational swimming. I do not do too well in the heat so I have been seeking relief from the scorching sun by going ... read more ››

Preliminary Decision on Softwood Lumber Dispute

A coalition of environmentalists and first nations were buoyed by a recent U.S. Department of Commerce decision to impose countervailing duties on Canadian lumber imported into the United States. The duty was levied to deal with the imbalance caused by Canadian subsidies to the lumber industry. The preliminary decision in ... read more ››

Shall we Gather at the (Big) River

Violet Pachanos said she was honoured to have Chisasibi host the 6th Annual Cree Nation Gathering. The Gathering took place from August 7-9, 2001 and saw Crees from all over Canada show up. Pachanos said she liked the fact that the Gathering brought together so many people “who want to ... read more ››

The Arrow Flies

Kwanah Sioui Moar, a Huron-Cree from Wendake, Quebec, has been taking the world of downhill mountain biking by storm. Nicknamed “The Arrow,” for the speed and accuracy with which he attacks the demanding race courses, the 17 year-old phenom has been turning heads with his uncanny and seemingly natural ability ... read more ››

Youth Summit in Waswanipi

Hello, my name is Jesse Tawen:rate Deer and I come from the Mohawk reservation of Kahnawake. Last week a delegate named Tracey Deer and I went to the Cree community of Waswanipi for the first Aboriginal Youth Summit. The Youth Summit was created by the Assembly of the First Nations ... read more ››