Volume 10, Issue 9

Are You a Starving Artist?

Canada Council for the Arts has money for you!! For all you struggling artists out there, no matter what form of expression you are engaged in, money is waiting. The Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) was established in 1957 to “foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the ... read more ››

Arrival of Youth Cheers Waskaganish

Brave young cancer victims arrive in Waskaganish March 5th,6th 2003 Our people had gathered down by the Rupert River waiting for the arrival of our special guests. From the vantage point of standing on the shoreline we would be able to see them coming from far off across the bay. The ... read more ››

Changes From Within

From a New Year’s resolution, I was willing to change, to be different for my own sake. To be more social I said “I would be more true to myself. I’d give something back to my community.” For two full months, I followed a path of motivation and discovery. These ... read more ››

Gathering Nokoom’s Snow

It is 1988 in my home community of Attawapiskat on a bright beautiful winter morning. The sun is high in the sky and warms the cold weather to a more bearable minus 20. Nokoom, my grandmother Louise, has called my mom asking for help to fetch snow for her drinking ... read more ››

Native Women’s Shelter

Their mission statement is to “provide a safe and supportive environment that strengthens cultural identity, self-esteem and independence for aboriginal women and their children.” The Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal was founded in 1987 after a needs assessment determined that troubled native women living in Montreal needed a place to ... read more ››

Val d’Or No Place For Racism

In order to highlight the International Day for the elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Val d’Or Native Friendship Centre is inviting the population to participate in the Gabriel Commanda Walk as a sign of friendship among nations, under the theme “In Val d’Or, there is no place for racism.” For the ... read more ››

Waskaganish Areas Protected

Quebec says it will protect several areas of Cree territory near Waskaganish. The provincial government announced March 4 it would limit development and industrial activity on the Mistikawatin Peninsula, in Boatswain Bay, the Missisicabi Plain, the lower section of the Harricana River, and Muskuuchii. All of these areas are within ... read more ››

Weekend Violence Rocks Nunavik

Alcohol and drugs fueled an unusual level of interpersonal violence in Nunavik over the past weekend. In Kuujuaq, where 300 people had gathered for a regional hockey tournament, the Kativik Regional Police Force scrambled to deal with a larger-than-usual number of drunken individuals and many violent assaults. Due to an accident involving ... read more ››

Which Whale River

I read the news releases from the GCEE/CRA/etc. about the dismay of hearing that a young man with political aspirations of becoming the next premier of Quebec stating that he would give the Grand Baleine project a try, to boost the sagging economy and justify the increased demands for “clean” ... read more ››