Archive for December, 2008

Thanksgiving recipes

We thanked the turkey for its life that it gave us. Then we went around the table and those who wish to – no one was forced – would say what they were thankful for. Some talked about those who […]

Stats-Can says Inuit health not so “excellent”

According to the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, about 50 per cent of Inuit adults reported that their health was either excellent or very good. The study points at how lack of access to a medical doctor as a likely factor […]

Ontario invests in job creation and small businesses on the Moose Cree First Nation Reserve

The John R. Delaney Small Business and Youth Opportunity Centre will provide space for on- and off-reserve youth to participate in specialized programs and see the creation of small business within the facility. The centre will feature a fitness room, […]

Jacobs receives the Governor General’s Award

The award is given out annually to honour those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of women. In a press release Jacobs stated, “I am humbled today to receive this award. It means a lot to me […]

And the winners are…

Awards were handed out in 29 different categories from contemporary to traditional music and various style categories along with categories for radio, television and theatre. The awards show took place on Friday, November 28, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. […]

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

At first glance my tree is not much different than all of those artificial ones I grew up with during Christmas in Attawapiskat on the James Bay coast. My perfect-enough tree came from the Elliott Christmas Tree Farm in Iroquois […]

Using Tradition to Prevent Suicide

“It’s been growing every year. I think we are not forcing anything but we always try to design this conference in really connecting to the needs of people and the needs of frontline workers,” said Normand D’Aragon, the organization’s co-founder. […]

Waskaganish Pottery

The products range from dishes to art pieces, knick-knacks and sculptures with a culturally inspired flair. The ideas are limitless. Our students very often ask, “When is the potter coming?” Benoit Daigle, a professional potter who is passionate about his […]

Defending the Culture

The Elders’ Council had its last general meeting in October in Amos and Dick spoke to the Nation about what was on the minds of the Elders at the time. Though many different issues were put forward, they all pertained […]

Setting Up Shop

The community of Chisasibi has won out to become the new home of the police force’s headquarters, according to Deputy Grand Chief and Police Commissioner Ashley Iserhoff. After each community made a presentation to the commission on why their community […]