Volume 10, Issue 3

“CNIT 2002” Money Talks …Walks!

My husband and I were sitting on the edge of our seat, at home, on Sunday night, December 8th, listening to the final class ‘A’ game on the radio… that was so awesome! Did we ever enjoy it! Not only did we feel part of the crowd, yelling “wouah, wouah,” ... read more ››

As the Year Ends….

I’ve notice that many communities have different styles for their year end celebrations and that festivities and traditions vary. For example, one new year, I was apprehended by the police moments after I emptied out my automatic shotgun into the silent night and was explained that, no, they didn’t celebrate New ... read more ››

Chisasibi Peace Walk

Dear M. Nicholls, On Sunday, November 17, a walk for peace was held in the Cree community of Chisasibi. Frédéric Caussan, Ancita M. Bugden and Shelly Sam Cromarty initiated the project. They talked about it at three radio stations and they invited the population of Chisasibi to join them and walk ... read more ››

Dianne Reid Joins Rupert Reverence

Dianne Reid becomes the 12th Board member of Rupert Reverence, bringing to a total of six the number of Cree directors among the Cree-Quebec environmental organisation. Reid was a Journalist for CBC North from 1974 to 1986, Dianne Reid was also member of National Aboriginal Communications Society from 1979 to 1989. ... read more ››


There is an expression that is used to refer to the maintaining of the status quo, or level of conformity, or struggle for par – call it what you will — when you want or have what everyone else has, that reads “keeping up with the Jones’.” Sometime back in ... read more ››

Looking at Weather From a Native Point of View

The weather is an important part of life to my people, the Cree on the James Bay coast. Many of the elders have a great understanding of changes in the weather. This is due to the fact that during their early lives they lived a traditional life out on the ... read more ››

No Racism Allowed Anywhere

One day David Ahenakew was a respected Elder with a distinguished record. He served with the Canadian Army in WWII. He was a founder of the National Indian Brotherhood, a chief of the Assembly of First Nations. He received a honourary degree and the Order of Canada. He was a ... read more ››

Reinhard Reitzenstein: Earth in Context

From the forthcoming book, Art Nature Dialogues, by John K. Grande. A conversation with artist Reinhard Reitzenstein Reinhard Reitzenstein has long been preoccupied with the nature-culture dialogue in his artmaking and sculpture. In 1991 when I first met Reinhardit was at the first Art and Environment Symposium at Queen’s University in Kingston, ... read more ››

Save the Whales – DFO and Natives Cooperate on Belugas

Northern aboriginal groups and the Canadian federal government are joining together to save the endangered beluga whale. Earlier this month in Kuujjuaq, representatives of the Makivik Corporation, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Nunavut and local hunter and trappers met in the first gathering of the Nunavik Belulga Recovery ... read more ››

Stanstead Names Cree as Head Prefect – Shawn Iseroff: An Academic and an Athlete

Shawn Iserhoff modestly shrugs his shoulders and flashes his trademark smile when asked whether he considers himself an ambassador for the Cree community. “In some cases, I like to think of it that way, and I’m always conscious of it, but I’m just another student trying to go far,” said Iserhoff, ... read more ››