Volume 14, Issue 4

“Can Anyone Hear My Plea, I am on a Fast Road to Extinction” – Looking at a Powerful Film on the Fate of the Innu Of Labrador

The Mushuau Innu – Surviving Canada is a documentary written, produced and directed by Ed Martin about the appalling tragedy of the Labrador Innu. Canada, a country that much of the world views as one of the best places to live, is, in fact, where cultural genocide is still taking ... read more ››

24th Annual Cree Hockey Tournament

The 24th Annual Cree Nation Hockey Tournament took place at the Palais des sports arena in Val d’Or from December 17-21st. The Class “A” Hockey Champions were the Mistissini Trappers. In class “B”, the Kuujuak Umimaqs took home the prize, while the Waskaganish Ex-Wings triumphed in class “C”. Below is a list ... read more ››

A Moving Experience

The fall of 1989 was a period of great change for my family. In 1988 we moved from our original home in the community to a new building my dad had purchased. We were excited to be moving into our new home. It was good in many ways to leave ... read more ››

New Year’s Resolutions

In this issue of the Pulse of the Nation we asked people in Eeyou Istchee for their New Year’s resolutions. It is good to know people are getting health-minded and want to better themselves physically, but we only heard from one person who wants to quit bingo or gambling. Charles Bobbish, ... read more ››

Northwest Company Does It Again! – Chisasibi, Wemindji Stores Battle It Out For Diabetes Snowman Supremacy

With a ring of the cash register and a wipe of the brow, Northern Store workers wrapped up their fight against diabetes with a smile just in time for the New Year. As reported last year in the Nation, Northern Stores across Eeyou Istchee are in an annual battle in their ... read more ››

Old Long Since…

Auld Lang Syne could barely be heard over the din of the New Year’s revellers’ cheers and quiet kisses to loved ones or even total strangers as it swept over North America, chiming in the New Year in four different time zones and memories of past years come to rest ... read more ››

Running (and Jogging) Against Diabetes

The North West Company has done it again. Entering the 2004 Honolulu Marathon for the fourth consecutive year, Team Diabetes successfully completed their run and, most importantly, raised over $110,000 in the fight against the debilitating disease. The team was chosen from across North West’s operations in Canada. Manasie Quanaq of Igloolik, Nunavut, ... read more ››

The Spirit of Hockey!

As Canada’s world champion junior hockey team showed last week, it’s nice to know hockey isn’t really dead despite all the grumblings of the owners and players of the National Hockey league. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus after all. And more often, he’s just doing his thing in ... read more ››

You Give, I Give, We All Give For…What Exactly?

Christmas has come and gone and most people have been left with large credit card bills and for some, a bit of an empty feeling. The way in which the western world eats up the commercialism of the holiday season is nothing short of miraculous. Designer jeans, Rolex watches, a new this ... read more ››