Volume 11, Issue 14

Attawapiskat Evacuated

All 1700 members of the Attawapiskat First Nation were airlifted into Moosonee after ice damming on the River threatened the village with extensive flooding. 800 people were evacuated on May 20, the rest were evacuated the next day. It’s not known at this time how long they will be away from ... read more ››

Beating Suspect to Get Psych Exam

Trevor Eric Spencer, who is facing charges in the brutal beating of three year-old Khayden Otter of Waswanipi, will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if he should be held criminally responsible in the incident. Spencer, 28, is charged with aggravated assault in the February 8 incident. He also has a ... read more ››

Cree Man a Suspect in Death at EM-1

A Cree man is in police custody after the death of a non-native worker at the EM-1 hydro-electric plant. There are fears the incident has led to bad blood between Cree and French-speaking workers at the plant. Chantal Mackels of the Sûreté du Québec told the Nation that 48 year-old Mario ... read more ››

E-Spirit Business Plan Competition Targets Youth for Entrepreneurial Fun

With more than 20,000 Aboriginals running their own businesses, Aboriginal communities show higher rates of new business creation and self-employment growth than the Canadian average, according to the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). If you are a high school student, there is an interesting way to learn about owning and ... read more ››

I Apologize, You Apologize, Let’s All Apologize

You know it’s going to be a really, really bad day when someone steps up to the microphone in a public meeting and begins shouting at you. Your behaviour is described as disgusting. Verbal abuse is heaped on you in liberal doses. The day gets even worse when you are ... read more ››

Jonathan Cheechoo out of NHL Playoffs

Moose Factory’s favorite son, Jonathan Cheechoo, has had his amazing Stanley Cup playoff run come to an end. After knocking off the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche in the first and second rounds of the playoffs, most people began to take notice of Cheechoo’s up and coming San Jose Sharks. One ... read more ››

Meeting Your EM-1A Information Needs

If you want to know more about the proposed EM-1A hydro-electric project and are having trouble tracking down information, you can check out a Public Information Office that is now available to answer questions and provide public documents concerning the project. Created through an agreement with the Cree Regional Authority, the ... read more ››

Mistissini Man Accused of Sexual Assault Against a Minor

A Mistissini man has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor in an incident that allegedly took place April 29 at km 391 on the Route 167 Nord, near the Metawashish River. Mistissini resident Daniel Beauclaire, 36, will face one count of “inviting, counseling or inciting a person under the age ... read more ››

Tales of the Blind

Ah, goose break. Before it happens you feel the tension, excitement and anticipation all wrapped up in one big ball at the pit of your stomach. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what gender you may be, the tradition takes hold of you. Since time immemorial, we Crees have waited ... read more ››

The Nation Takes Home 7 Newspaper Awards

The Nation took home seven awards at the 24th annual Quebec Community Newspaper Awards held May 14 at McGill’s Macdonald campus in Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue. These awards recognize the best individual writing and photographic entries for the year 2003. In all, there are 32 newspapers from across Quebec that compete in 35 ... read more ››

Useless Parts

The hypodermic syringe neared my skin and I anticipated its puncture. Oh… yes…, and the pain slipped away. No, I am not shooting up heroin or cocaine; it’s my doctor applying anesthesia to my swollen big toe. It has been a constant pain for the last year or so and ... read more ››

Wild Tastes

Our family could always rely on our mother Susan to provide every member of our group with a nourishing meal during the day. We were lucky to have a mom who was capable of preparing meals for two daughters and seven sons. Mom was a great cook, one that could ... read more ››