Volume 17, Issue 14
Alayne Patricia Harrison Awashish died from cancer on March 25, 2010.
Alayne was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec on May 9, 1943. Her parents were Allan and Josephine Harrison. She was a strong supporter of her family. As a mother, she was kind and benevolent, and singlehandedly raised her four children – ... read more ››
While many Crees are still out in the bush getting their first taste of the easier living that comes with warmer weather, the Nation has already set its sights on the future to help you plan out your vacation time.
For some individuals summertime is all about living slower while vacationing ... read more ››
The Vermont Senate is moving quickly to pass a bill that would see Hydro-Québec granted status as a renewable-energy source which could in turn increase energy exports to the state.
In that each of the U.S.’s 50 states has its own Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) when it comes to defining which ... read more ››
The Uashaunnuat (Innu Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam) filed a motion May 7 for an interlocutory injunction against the hydroelectric project, La Romaine. The proposed electric transmission lines run through the heart of traditional lands of the Uashaunnuat and Innu traditional families.
“We affirm our complete sovereignty over our traditional lands and oppose ... read more ››
It all began a decade ago when David Bosum, a Cree tallyman, asked an American graduate student who was in Oujé-Bougoumou on a course, a simple question: “Can mines make fish sick?”
That student was Christopher Covel, a geologist and scientist who specializes in the field of contaminated water clean-up.
Upon discovering ... read more ››
Mistissini’s Osprey Lodge won the bronze medal in the “Lodging: Outfitters” category at the national Grands Prix du tourisme québécois gala that was held in Montreal’s Palais des Congrès May 7. James Bay and Eeyou Istchee was represented by a delegation of 20 people who accompanied the six regional winners.
The ... read more ››
May 21-23: Brown Bear Woman contest pow wow
Location: Tsuu T’ina Nation, Calgary, Alberta
Info: Coralee Starlight,
May 22-23: Issoitapiiksi Community contest pow wow
Location: Levern, Alberta
Info: Flora Scout,
May 28-30: 31st Annual Odawa contest pow wow
Location: Ottawa-Nepean Tent & Trailer Park, Nepean, Ontario
Info: 613-722-3811; firstname.lastname@example.org
June 5-6: 21st Annual Traditional pow wow “Mnomaawnjidwin” Good Gathering Traditional pow wow
Location: Wolf’s ... read more ››
To the editor:
I would like to respond to accusations in the April 23 article published in The Nation (Vol. 17, No. 12) entitled “Uranium Update: Revisiting Strateco, their Mistissini opposition and the activism against the proposed uranium exploration project” that the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has misled the public ... read more ››
Attawapiskat hunter Ian Kamalatisit, 20, went missing April 11 after he failed to return home from his hunting camp. His ski-doo and belongings were later found floating on the ice not far from the community.
The following day, a search was launched with the help of the Ontario Provincial Police and ... read more ››
I was getting ready one evening to head out to visit friends. Before leaving the house I turned the lights off. I paused in the kitchen to think if I had forgotten anything. Suddenly, I realized a soft-blue light had surrounded me. The sun had gone down but there was ... read more ››
I was up at 4 in the morning ready for the geese. Like many hunters I looked at the water hole opening up early. It was warmer than usual for this time of year and the ice was melting. The snow had pretty much disappeared causing Luke MacLeod to mention ... read more ››