Volume 11, Issue 15

Crees Ready To Establish National Police Force

A new Cree Nation police force could be taking its oath of service in 2005 to finally bring policing in all of Eeyou Istchee under one command. It’s the culmination of a long-awaited implementation of section 19 of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement and new policing provisions in ... read more ››

ELMS Art Expedition 2004

Attention Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome aboard Artcreebec destination Expedition 2004, the École Luke Mettaweskum School Visual Arts Show. Our trip will consist of many stopovers, from Kindergarten to secondary 5. We will be flying at an altitude of many ideas. Please fasten your seatbelt and keep your eyes open. We ... read more ››

Khayden Celebrates Third Birthday in Style

It’s not often that a three-year-old gets 100 people out to his birthday party. But when your name is Khayden Otter-Rupert and just making another birthday is an inspiration, people pay attention. The turnout at the party at Hotel du Fort in Montreal May 23 was more than expected, admitted Khayden’s ... read more ››

Lakitusaki – A Time Capsule

It is 1988 and I am sitting in an old two-story cabin on a high bank of the Lakitusaki River. I am taking part in this year’s spring goose hunt, 200 kilometers north of the Attawapiskat River, with my dad Marius, my brothers and an Elder, Abraham Paulmartin, my mother’s ... read more ››

National Aboriginal Day

It all started in 1982 when the National Indian Brotherhood wanted June 21 as a National Aboriginal Solidarity Day. The reason for this day is it falls on summer solstice. It’s pretty cool that we get the longest day out of the year to celebrate our heritage. But National Aboriginal ... read more ››

Nemaska Woman Closer To Lung Transplant

They say good things come to those who wait. For Maggie Minister that statement rings ever so true, even if it has been five long years. Maggie finally received the news she’s been waiting for so anxiously. She has been put on the waiting list for a new set of lungs. The ... read more ››

Para-skiing: As Easy As Flying a Kite

Was it a bird, a plane, superman with large wings? Nope, those things you may have seen in the sky last April around Chisasibi, Wemindji or Waskaganish were para-skiing kites, other wise known as powerkites. A group of 12 skiers including Wasksaganish’s own Aaron Blackned completed the trip that began ... read more ››

The 28th Annual Odawa Pow Wow

The Odawa Native Friendship Centre held their 28th annual pow wow in Nepean, Ontario, May 28-30. Pow wow is a time for people to gather and celebrate mother nature for all her wonderful blessings. It’s a time for everyone to get together, relax and enjoy themselves. It’s also a time ... read more ››

The Fest is Back

Once again, Terres en vue or Lands in Sight is gearing up for another First People’s Festival. This year will be the 14th time they have turned the assimilation tables around. From June 10-21 there will be Native directors showing their latest films and documentaries, Native dancers on the streets ... read more ››


First, a fire devastated trapline M-37. Then, alleges the Grand Council of the Crees, the Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Parks, and two forestry companies finished the job. The results are that for three or more generations the Gunner family of Mistissini will not have the use of their ... read more ››

Where Have All the Hunters Gone?

The geese approached the small pond, and everything was silent. They swooped in gracefully and gave the complementary thankful honk, before landing on the calm water. Sound familiar? Yes, it’s Stanley Cup fever again and all sane hunters have abandoned their blinds in favour of rooting for the sun-drenched hockey ... read more ››