Volume 11, Issue 5

Ancient Peru

Will Nicholls recently traveled to Peru to study indigenous economic initiatives, eco-tourism projects in particular. Produced with the support of the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Ah, Peru, primeval Peru. A place where you could feel the very bones of the Earth were exposed and old. While flying ... read more ››

Caisse Populaire in Mistissini Vandalized

Some Mistissini kids are about to learn a hard lesson about surveillance cameras. The Caisse Populaire in Mistissini was found covered in graffiti shortly after 8AM on the morning of January 10. Police tracked down the vandals because they appeared on the overhead camera in the building. The alleged culprits cannot be ... read more ››

Can I Get a Witness?

Jean Chretien has been deemed fair game to be called as a witness in a Breach of Treaty and Trust trial in Alberta. The Samson Cree Nation filed the motion in March of 2003 calling for Chretien and (now former) Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Robert Nault to testify ... read more ››

Cree Police Trapped in Besieged Mohawk Community

Several Cree police officers found themselves in the middle of a national crisis last week after Mohawk protestors held them and police from other Native communities hostage in the Kanesatake police compound. Mohawk protestors surrounded the Kanesatake police station on January 12 amid rumours that out-of-town police were coming in to ... read more ››

Metis Souray Sets New Record

The Habs’ hottest player is a Metis from Alberta. On Saturday, January 10, the Montreal Canadiens’ Sheldon Souray set a new team record for points by a defenseman with a goal and five assists in the 8-0 trouncing of the Pittsburgh Penguins. This broke the previous record of five points held ... read more ››

More Than the Beavers Were Trapped

On a cold and bitterly freezing January evening, a small silhouette of a man is walking along a pristine white layer of snow along a river. He has on a thin old parka that has been mended many times. The dark coloured coat hangs down just below his waist and ... read more ››

New Deal, New Relationship Proposed with Hydro Québec

Some new relief for some old headaches with Hydro Quebec appears to be on the horizon. A draft agreement between the Crees and Hydro-Quebec is now undergoing consultation rounds in the Cree communities. “The Agreement Concerning a New Relationship between Hydro-Quebec/SEBJ and the Crees of Eeyou Istchee” is the result of ... read more ››

Paix des Braves Amended

Grand Chief Ted Moses and Deputy Chief Paul Gull have signed off on minor amendments to the forestry portion of the Paix des Braves with the Quebec Government. Chiefs David Masty Sr., Reggie Mark, Edward Gilpin Jr., Sam R. Bosum and Robert Kitchen attended the signing December 12 as a ... read more ››

To Be a Snowbird…

I scraped the ice hoar off the window at 7:30 in the morning to squint at the thermometer and my eyes slowly widened with disbelief. The shock I received worked faster than the coffee I usually brew as I looked a little harder, trying to see the mercury. It had ... read more ››