Volume 14, Issue 3

Childcare Expanding Fast in Eeyou Istchee

Lucie Bergeron is a child and family advisor for the C.R.A. Bergeron has been instrumental in introducing professional childcare in Eeyou Istchee, which will complete its 10-year development plan in the coming year. Bergeron was involved in helping to build childcare centres in all the Cree Communities, including the first centre ... read more ››

Cree Business Success!

Christmas came early for me this year. On December 2, I was the proudest father in the Cree Nation. I witnessed my daughter Phoebe receive the Gold Award for New Business of the Year from the Greater Ottawa Chamber of Commerce at the Ottawa Business Achievement Awards 2004! As we ... read more ››

Dance til you Drop

T’was the morning after and all through the night, all creatures were stirring, dancing to fiddle music and laughing with delight. The party had ended and the old folks went home, content with the thought of knowing, that, yes, they can stay out all night, too. The sound of the ... read more ››

Ghosts of Christmas Past – Elders Remember the Christmases of Their Youth

Billy Stephen, Waskaganish: When I was young, children usually just got bannock for Christmas. Our parents always reminded us that Christmas is Jesus’ Birthday so we were always happy to celebrate Christmas even with just a little food. Just before Christmas our Dad told us to go cut down a ... read more ››

Grand Council Gala Honours Workers

The Christmas party for the Grand Council of the Crees and Cree Regional Authority this year was a stunning success, hosting over 196 dignitaries and guests. The spiritual Christmas cheer was in full swing and everyone was wearing ear-to-ear smiles. A big part of the party was the honouring of GCCQ/CRA ... read more ››

Let Me Stand Next To Your Company! – Second Annual Business Exchange Day a Huge Success

The Second Annual Cree Nation / Abitibi-Témiscamingue Business Exchange Day came to a close recently with much success. The collaborative event was held at the Forestel Hotel November 25 in Val d’Or. Some 210 representatives from 101 businesses met to exchange business ideas, establish future relations and get to know each ... read more ››

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! (And keep an eye on the ceiling…)

‘Tis the season to be jolly. Ho ho ho and all that jazz. That is if you’re a Christian or an atheist celebrating Christmas for the great presents! I don’t know of any Jewish Crees out there but if there are, Happy Hanukkah! I’m writing this editorial with a bit of a heavy ... read more ››

Minister Pierre Corbeil Attends the Graduation Ceremony of Wildlife Protection Officers

Québec, November 25, 2004 -Mr. Pierre Corbeil, Minister for Forest, Wildlife and Parks and Minister responsible for the Nord-du-Québec region, today attended the graduation ceremony of wildlife protection officers. Four of the graduates completed their training under the “Paix des Braves” and “Sanarrutik” agreements, respectively signed with the Crees and ... read more ››

Nathaniel Bosum Finished 16th Place at the THQ Super Cross GP in Toronto

Bosum told the Nation. “I was a bit nervous at that time as the night went on, I got used to riding with all these fast guys. When I went there I just basically wanted to have fun. I wasn’t expecting to qualify for the main event said Bosum” “When I ... read more ››

Walking 100 Miles in One’s Moccasins – Over 500 People Participate in Month-long Walk Against Diabetes

One way to combat diabetes is to “walk it out of your life.” That’s according to the placard of one of the participants in November’s Eeyou Istchee-wide, 100-mile challenge in the fight against diabetes. Scott Langdon, who went double the distance, said that one of the best ways to beat this ... read more ››