Volume 14, Issue 2

Algonquins Allege Quebec Riot Police Beat Women

Sûreté du Québec officers arrested and incarcerated 28 Algonquins November 24 near Twin Rapids, Quebec. The Algonquins were part of a logging blockade that saw two sawmills near Val d’Or and Malartic shut down for lack of wood. Algonquin leaders said they were only hours away from resolving the issue ... read more ››

Career Day for Wimps

Often I tend to look at life with a sarcastic twist, some would even say from a bizarre viewpoint, but life is not always what it looks to be, at face value or superficially. The model-thin women who prance the walkway often plead the cause of world peace as the ... read more ››

Challenge on Ouje Toxins – Chris Covel: “Prove I’m wrong!”

A year has passed since the Nation last tackled the Ouje-Bougoumou heavy metal toxins issue. The magazine decided to let that issue rest for a year out of respect for the family of the late Joseph Shecapio-Blacksmith. Joseph was the driving force behind the fight to clean up the toxic ... read more ››

More Resources Needed to Treat Mental Health Problems in Eeyou Istchee

The Cree Health Board is not doing enough to ensure one of the most pressing health issues in Eeyou Istchee – mental health – is properly addressed; especially after the alarming rash of suicides in recent months. But they are not the only ones to blame. The CHB’s 2003-2004 operating budget is ... read more ››

Niskamoon Corporation: Working for you

For those of you who were wondering what the Niskamoon Corporation represents and how it affects you as a Cree person, we have the answers to your questions. The Niskamoon Agreement was signed recently between the Grand Council of the Crees, the Cree Regional Authority and the nine Cree communities, and ... read more ››

Residential Schools Claims Bogged Down in Bureaucracy – AFN

The Assembly of First Nations says it has a better plan to administer the dispute resolution process arising out of claims for abuse in Canada’s native residential schools. In a report released last month, Canada’s Dispute Resolution Plan to Compensate for Abuses in Indian Residential Schools, the AFN analyzes the federal ... read more ››

Waskaganish After-School Project Launched

An ambitious after-school project sponsored by the Cree Regional Authority in collaboration with the Cree School Board has kicked off in earnest in Waskaganish. The program allows parents to bring their kids to the school for supervision at 8 am until school starts. It also includes supervision from 11 am to ... read more ››

Waswanipi Divided Over Firing Range?

Some Waswanipi residents are firing back at SNC-Lavalin and their proposal to build an artillery range on residents’ traplines, but others are still undecided and at least one family has agreed to the project. SNC Technologies held an information session in Waswanipi and Chapais in early November. Their goal was to ... read more ››