Volume 15, Issue 4
December 1 was World AIDS Day and though it’s been 26 years since the human immunodeficiency virus was first recognized, new transmissions still happen every day.
“The less we judge, the more we can help prevent people who inject drugs from catching or transmitting HIV” is this year’s Quebec Ministry of ... read more ››
Canada lost a living legend December 4 with the death of celebrated Anishinaabe Shaman painter Norval Morrisseau, aka Copper Thunderbird. Dubbed “the Picasso of the North,” Morrisseau died in Toronto at the age of 75 from complications of Parkinson’s disease.
Morrisseau’s work was characterized by heavy black lines and vibrant colours. ... read more ››
More than a decade after an unarmed protestor was shot and killed during a standoff at Ipperwash Provincial Park, the Ontario government has agreed to hand the land back to its rightful owners, the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nations.
The handover, which will take effect in the New ... read more ››
Recently, I visited one of my favourite breakfast restaurants in Timmins. I ordered my usual serving of eggs, sausage, home fries and toast along with a bottomless cup of coffee. I am still trying to watch my diet and this heavy morning meal is an indulgence that I take in ... read more ››
Chapais Mayor Jacques Bérubé says he has found new European backing in his never-ending quest to establish an industrial-sized hog farm in his town. The Polish investment firm Lopata Investment Holding is currently funding a pork operation in Siberia, among many other ventures in 17 countries.
The Chibougamau newspaper la Sentinelle ... read more ››
A new deal signed December 5 between the Inuit of Nunavik and the federal government will see self-governance become reality for the Inuit.
The Makivik Corporation met with both the federal and provincial governments at the National Assembly to formally endorse an agreement-in-principle on the creation of the Nunavik Regional Government. ... read more ››
Filmmaker Richard Desjardins chronicles the near extinction of the Algonquin people and the squalid living conditions of their few remaining descendants/nIn November, Abitibi-Témiscamingue’s best-known cultural export – Richard Desjardins – released his latest theatrical oeuvre, a jaw-dropping documentary about the genocide of the Algonquin tribes called The Invisible Nation or ... read more ››
In November, Abitibi-Témiscamingue’s best-known cultural export – Richard Desjardins – released his latest theatrical oeuvre, a jaw-dropping documentary about the genocide of the Algonquin tribes called The Invisible Nation or Le peuple invisible, and for as much as audiences have been shocked, the government is still turning a blind eye.
The ... read more ››
It’s time once again for the Nation to consult our tea leaves to give you, our faithful and discerning readers, a scientifically sound set of predictions for the year ahead, some serious, some less so. And boy oh boy is 2008 shaping up to be an exciting year!
Federal elections in ... read more ››