Volume 11, Issue 8

A Special Tourist Vacation Spot – Lake Titicaca

Traditionally regarded as the highest navigable body of water in the world (though there are higher lakes in Chile and Peru), Lake Titicaca is immense: its dimensions measure 233km (145mi) from northwest to southeast and 97km (60mi) from northeast to southwest. The lake has an indented shoreline, 36 islands and ... read more ››


As I flew into Bolivia I kept thinking this was the country where the famous outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid made their last stand. You get weird thoughts while on a plane. They had apparently worked in a silver mine but stole from others. Finally it caught up ... read more ››

Cultural Gathering

It’s an idea that came from the elders, a “build it and they will come” sort of notion. Over a year ago, the elders in Whapmagoostui met with the elders in Chisasibi to talk about coming together and sharing, as their ancestors used to do long before today’s modern communities ... read more ››

Khayden Otter: Bringing a Nation Together

Violence has become so common in our society that when it happens, no one bats an eyelash. That is until it happens to an innocent two-and-a-half-year-old baby boy. The disgusting feeling people in Eeyou Istchee have in their stomachs is the disbelief that something like this could happen so close to ... read more ››

Of Machines and Giggly Girls

My hands soiled with grease and grime, I mutter things that could send me to hell into the next eternity. Why do machines have to break so easily? Oh the humanity! Why have we grown more dependent on machinery to take over nearly all aspects of the work we used ... read more ››

Staying Ahead of the Game

I grew up in my home community of Attawapiskat during a time when technology in the world was changing. You would never have known it if you lived in the middle of the wilderness on the banks of the Attawapiskat River. What was commonplace in terms of technology in southern ... read more ››

The Hatfields & The McCoys: Mohawk Style

In mid-January, Native police officers from 18 different reserves across Quebec arrived in Kanesatake Mohawk Territory for a classified operation. In the process, the Police Chief, Tracy Cross, was demoted for being too lax in crime fighting and replaced by former Kanesatake Police Chief Terry Isaac. Dissidents arrived and barricaded ... read more ››

Winter Carnival Time

Its time to get out there and enjoy the last busy days of winter with some fun and games at the local winter carnivals. There are lots of activities, indoors and outdoors, to partake in. Below is a listing of dates at the time of press for each community. Activities ... read more ››