Volume 11, Issue 10

Cree Human Resource Development Launches Website – Access Now Easier For Job Seekers

Cree Human Resources Development held a dinner to announce the launching of their official website March 17. The event was well attended with about 100 people present. The website was set up to make it easier for people to access the jobs that are available in each community. “It’s a project that ... read more ››

Firefighters Museum Saves Bit of Eeyou Istchee – St-]erome’s Michel Muzzey Has a Passion Like No Other For His Job

Michel Muzzey, 41, has been involved in firefighting in one way or another for 24 years. His passion for the job has become so strong, he had to share it with other people. That’s why he decided to open his firefighter’s museum, La Galerie du Pompier du Nord. A number ... read more ››

Glory Days…

I happened to fork over $21 for my entrance to a tourney in the Whap’ over the last weekend and witnessed just how violent the sport of hockey can be. As one team from Kangiqsujuaq (formerly Wakeham Bay) questioned the referee’s decision, the dispute turned nasty. First, the lights were ... read more ››

Learning from the Past

I often imagine what my native home on the James Bay coast was like before contact with European people. It must have been a special existence that was simple and followed ancient customs and traditions that have helped my people survive for centuries. At the same time it was probably ... read more ››

Memory Walk

I don’t know if a memory walk is just a Cree thing or if any other Aboriginal group also practices it. I remember my first one. It was a number of years ago and I flew into the bush with a group. We came to Cree trappers’ winter camp. The ... read more ››

The Snow Walker

Annabella Piugattuk was born in Iqaluit and was living in Igloolik when she was asked to audition for The Snow Walker. The movie, which opened March 5 across the country, is based on a short story written by Canadian author Farley Mowat. Piugattuk plays an Inuit dying of tuberculosis out on ... read more ››

Val d’Or Marchers Take Anti-Racism Battle to the Street

Up to 300 people participated in the Val d’Or Native Friendship Centre’s fourth annual anti-racism march through the city’s downtown March 19 – and with a novel way of fighting prejudice. As a way of celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (held March 21), marchers visited Val ... read more ››

Where’s my $70 Million

I think everyone has heard that money is the root of all evil. I don’t think this is so but rather the lust or desperate need for money is the root of all evil. In this case the evil to me would be the disregard for Cree culture and values. ... read more ››