Volume 9, Issue 6

AIP Ministers Step Down

The two PQ cabinet ministers whose signatures accompanied Premier Bernard Landry’s on the Agreement-in-principle have resigned. Jacques Brassard and Guy Chevrette stepped down the day before Premier Landry’s cabinet shuffle Jan. 30. David Cliche, MNA for Vimont and minister for research, science and technology also resigned a day before the ... read more ››

AIP Referendum Results

The AIP has been approved by seven communities so far with only one dissenting. At the time of printing Waskaganish voters were still going to the polls. Whapmagoostui saw 145 people voting yes compared to 86 for the no side. Wemindji yes voters numbered 339 to 44 for the no-side. ... read more ››

Flying on Snow

Not so long ago, we were introduced to the concept of racing with snowmobiles. I remember my aunt entering a race in the late 60’s with the venerable Bombardier nine-horsepower putt-about across the river and back against the men, while people scoffed at her and doubted her resolution to race ... read more ››

Happy Birthday Ouje-Bougoumou

Ouje-Bougoumou has just celebrated its tenth anniversary. The model community on the shores of Lac Opemisca marked the occasion with a week-long series of events and festivities that ran from Jan. 20-27. Though not even a teenager yet, Ouje-Bougoumou has already established an impressive list of achievements during its brief lifetime. ... read more ››

Lets Take Our Time

There have been some major developments taking place over the last several years with First Nation politics at Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN). NAN is a regional political body that represents First Nation people in Northern Ontario. For some time now NAN has been involved in a Self Governance negotiation process with ... read more ››

the Dogs Ear

Our Voices: Native Stories of Alaska and the Yukon Edited by James K. Ruppert and John W. Bernet 2001 University of Toronto Press This book is great. A collection of stories and legends that’ll captivate you. The way they are written is the way that they were told and that ... read more ››

Walk’n and talk’n bout diabetes

Little did I know when I arrived in Mistissini that the walk across Eeyou Istchee to raise awareness about diabetes would be arriving during my stay. It was a pleasant surprise as I had heard about the possibility of this walk in the summer. At that time it was only ... read more ››

Who let the dogs out???? Makavik did!!!

The second edition of the annual Ivakkak dog sled race is happening this February 4. Ivakkak means running at a comfortable speed. Most of the racers will be running beside the sleds in order to go faster.The race is helping to revive the tradition of dog sledding in the Inuit ... read more ››

Will on the Grill

The recipes featured below are from the Black Currents and Caribou recipe book put out by Webber’s Northern Lodges. They have two other books that I am currently trying out called Cranberries and Canada Goose and Blueberries and Polar Bears. I recommend these books for anyone who likes healthy, good ... read more ››

Youth Conference a bust – again

With the consultation process now finished, many youth feel they were never given a fair chance to express their concerns. Two meetings took place but to no avail – the Grand Chief never showed up. Youth representatives from all nine communities made the long trek to meet with each other in ... read more ››