Volume 11, Issue 18

AirCreebec: Flying Higher, Faster and Tastier

Over 20 years and the improvements keep coming, AirCreebec is committed to quality. Anyone who has flown with AirCreebec today, yesterday or tomorrow, will notice the positive improvements throughout the company. Some examples of AirCreebec’s newest aircraft are the high-tech Dash 8 – 100’s and 300’s and AirCreebec’s KingAir 100, a ... read more ››

All Kinds of Country

I wandered into the smoke-filled bar and heard the familiar songs of Conway Twitty crooned out by the svelte voice of Gordon Poison, who was in town the other weekend. To my surprise, he immediately recognized me and incorporated my name in one of those famous megahit Country and Western ... read more ››

Babies Are a Lot of Work

I grew up in a large family of two younger brothers, five older brothers and two older sisters. By the time I became a teenager, my older brothers and sisters had started their own families and for several years we were all surrounded by babies and young children. My younger ... read more ››


In the June 25th issue of the Nation we did a story called Clip gets shaved. In the interview with Mistissini Deputy Chief Kathleen Wooten some information was incorrect. We apologize if this information inconvienced anyone. The correct information is below for the changes in the school program 2004 -2005 ... read more ››

Cree Company Launches Hip Native Sitcom

Rezolution Pictures International, a Cree production company co-owned by Ernest Webb of Chisasibi, is trying to become a part of television history. Their latest project, Moose TV, is set to take the Native world by storm and become a newer, hipper replacement for North of 60. Webb says the project has ... read more ››

Kahnawake Powwow a Huge Success

The 14th annual Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow wow was held July 9-11th at Tekakwitha Island in Kahnawake. It began with a sunrise ceremony on Saturday morning. The gates opened at 9 am and the first grand entry was done at 1 pm followed by the Veteran’s song to ... read more ››

Murder Suspect Gets Bail

Mistissini resident and murder suspect Emmanuel Blacksmith has been released on $2,000 bail with a number of strict conditions. The conditions are as follows: Blacksmith must stay at his parents’ home in Mistissini, he cannot possess or drink any alcohol, he cannot have any type of weapon in his possession, ... read more ››

Nemaska Trapper to Walk Against Rupert Diversion

Freddy Jolly says enough is enough. The Rupert’s River diversion must be stopped and he is looking for support from as many people as he can to help him in his quest. Jolly, a Nemaska trapper, will be leaving his home on August 2. He will trek 456 kilometres to Wemindji, ... read more ››

Seven Eenouch Fail to ‘Make the Cut’ – Hockey Reality Show to Air on CBC This Fall

Last month seven guys from Eeyou Istchee traveled to Ottawa and Montreal to prove that no matter how big your goals are, they are always worth shooting for. Brothers Cliff and Eric Benac, Robbie Metabie Jr., Ernie Trapper and Benjamin Neeposh, all from the Mistissini Trappers, along with Waswanipi’s Christopher Cooper, ... read more ››

Seventy and Counting

There is a mysticism that we humans give to numbers. We’ll put on a gala for the 10th, 20th or 25th anniversary of an event. We don’t seem to give the same meaning if it is the 9th, 11th, or 26th anniversary. The reason I bring this up is that ... read more ››

Taima: A Band of Solitude

There is something really amazing about a musical piece that can almost bring you to tears within the first minute of the first song, sung in a language you cannot understand. TAIMA, a duo including singer/song-writer Elisapie Isaac from Salluit and musician/composer Alain Auger of Abitibi managed to do just ... read more ››