Volume 15, Issue 3

All for one and one for all: The Northern business community looks to work together

December 5 saw the Fifth Annual Cree Nation/Abitibi-Temiscamingue Business Exchange Day held by the Secretariat to the Cree Nation Abitibi-Temiscamingue Economic Alliance. If you think that’s a mouthful, it was also an eyeful to see all the networking going on. You could almost feel the money moving as participants gathered to ... read more ››

Being greener than your Christmas tree

With Christmas approaching, we are dreaming of all the wonderful things the season brings. We take time from our daily schedules and work to spend the holidays with our friends and families. The focus of our thoughts is on the importance of those around us, and the spiritual significance of ... read more ››

Cheechoo honoured for life of art

Shirley Cheechoo, Moose Factory’s celebrated film director, can now count a 2008 National Aboriginal Achievement Award among her accomplishments. The award recognizes Cheechoo’s life-long commitment to the arts. As an actor, writer, director and producer, Cheechoo has won top honours for her work at many film festivals, including San Francisco’s American ... read more ››

Faster than a speeding bullet

Well, Christmas time is hitting Eeyou Istchee and all the gang here would like to wish you and yours the best for the holidays. I hope you all find what you want under the tree this year (unless of course it’s too big to bring into the house). I have always ... read more ››

Grand Council labels MBJ chair a ‘racist’: Gérald Lemoyne says Crees are not competent to work as police officers

The chairman of the Municipalité de la Baie James doesn’t think Crees have what it takes to police their own territory. “They absolutely don’t have the competence right now for the work that we want to give them,” Lemoyne said in the December 3 edition of the Journal de Montréal. The ... read more ››

Louisa Diamond: March 29, 1921 to December 6, 2007

Great great grandmother Louisa Diamond was born in Rupert’s House on March 29, 1921, to Rosie Moar and adopted by Anderson Jolly. She was the eldest of nine children. She was raised on the land and schooled in Fort George where she learned to read and write Cree and English. On ... read more ››

Lust for life: Suicide prevention conference focuses on hope

Since 2001, Dialogue for Life, the First Nations and Inuit Suicide Prevention Association of Quebec and Labrador has been congregating annually to work on strategies for suicide prevention, support frontline community workers and to facilitate group healing. This year’s event, held at the Hotel Delta Montreal December 4-6, was themed “Honouring ... read more ››

Stewing over my memories

Winter seems to have arrived early this year. The big freeze hasn’t hit us yet but there sure seems to be a lot more snow than last year. I recently spent some time finishing up some pre-winter chores that I was not able to complete before the snow fell. Any type ... read more ››

The Christmas hunt

The battle ensued for the last Wii game in town. Angry, stressed parents and virtual golf addicts were jostling like NHL enforcers in a popular downtown store in Montreal, beating the heck out of each other in the name of peace, cheery spirits and goodwill to all mankind. The bout lasted ... read more ››

Wreath of Hope

Christmas has arrived early this year in Mistissini as the Wreath of Hope campaign has already surpassed its fundraising goal of $25, 000 to help needy individuals and families in the community. “I know with the bake sale and the breakfast, I think we raised approximately $29,000 that day,” said Beverly ... read more ››