Volume 20, Issue 21

2013 Annual General Assembly Resolutions

Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Regional Authority Annual General Assembly   Resolution 2013-08: Joint Special General Assembly between GCCEI/CRA and Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay WHEREAS, the delegates of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/ Cree Regional Authority 39th/36th Annual General Assembly have received a ... read more ››

Anti-violence walkers march on Wemindji AGA

A group of about 30 people on a march to publicize their message of anti-violence in Eeyou Istchee arrived at the Annual General Assembly in Wemindji August 8 in an effort raise awareness of the growing problem. Organized by the Cree Women of Eeyou Istchee Association (CWEIA), the participants walked ... read more ››

Forewarned is forearmed

For some reason, people were shocked when Google admitted in a US courtroom last week that, effectively, no one should expect privacy when sending a message via Gmail, the Net giant’s hugely popular web-based email provider. Let’s face it: as a series of revelations over the past several months have made ... read more ››

Healthy ways to enjoy this year's blueberry crop

The heat and light may be slowly fading, but the blueberry harvest of late summer heralds one of the sweetest times of the year in James Bay. The blueberry – the delightful and delicious little fruit that has often been dubbed a “super food” because of its high disease-fighting antioxidant content, ... read more ››

Mohawk artist Gage John Lazare will exhibit his work at the Louvre in Paris

Gage John Lazare Gage John Lazare is not your typical First Nations artist recreating traditional themes and motifs, instead he’s a post-modern rebel. From a very young age, Lazare felt destined to pick up a paintbrush. “I always wanted to be an artist – I guess from the minute I was born,” ... read more ››

Montreal’s First Peoples’ Festival looks to the future

Bringing its unique flare to Montreal’s downtown core, the First Peoples’ Festival delivered several days of action-packed cultural festivities that included a film festival, several outdoor concerts and dance performances, and artisanal-crafts displays. Running from July 30-August 5, this year’s event was held on the festival grounds within Place des Festivals ... read more ››

Offline and feeling fine

This summer, any spare time I get in between traveling and staying at my remote campsite is spent enjoying a good book. When I am in southern populated areas and connected to the Internet, it seems like work is always overwhelming. When not at work, my time is gobbled up ... read more ››

Premiers support inquiry into missing and murdered women

The pressure to uncover the truth is building. On July 24, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) proposed a national inquiry into the tragedy of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in an effort to investigate over 600 cases of our missing and murdered women between 2005 and 2010. NWAC made the ... read more ››

Resolutions from the 2013 Cree Nation Youth Council

CERTIFIED TRUE COPY OF A RESOLUTION OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE CREE NATION YOUTH COUNCIL On a motion duly made by Ms. Jamie Houle and seconded by Ms. Melissa Whiskeychan, the Members adopted Resolution AGA1314-01 approving the appointment of the Chairman. The undersigned, Corporate Secretary of the Cree Nation Youth Council (the ... read more ››

Strateco denied safeguard order

The Grand Council of the Crees (GCC) welcomed an interim judgment of the Superior Court of Quebec earlier this month that denied Strateco Resources Inc.’s request for a safeguard order in relation to the Matoush uranium project. Strateco had claimed that it was unable to pay the current maintenance expenses of ... read more ››

The curtain call

The curtain is slowly dropping on the summer and the symphony has begun to play a few autumn tunes as I am still standing in Wemindji in my Ralph Lauren Vintage Chino shorts. I spent my whole summer in the Cree territory and I did not even catch any “peckle ... read more ››

VIDEO: Coon Come and Mark Inaugurated

After final election results were decided in a run-off vote held in July, Dr. Matthew Coon Come and Rodney Mark were inaugurated into their positions as Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief at this year’s GCC/CRA Annual General Assembly. Inauguration ceremonies were conducted in English and the acceptance speeches were ... read more ››

Wemindji hosts Grand Council/CRA Annual General Assembly

For a complete list of this year’s resolutions, click here The face of Cree politics changes from year to year and this year’s Annual General Assembly emphasized this. A new wrinkle in that face featured live streaming of the AGA over the Internet. As in the past, the supreme political body ... read more ››