Archive for January, 2009

Justice gains ground at Barriere Lake

Though the holiday season might have been a dark time for the Algonquin community of Barriere Lake, the community finally has something to celebrate: the right to choose their own leadership. On January 6, Federal Court Judge Russel Zinn struck […]

The Plan du Nord: possibilities and pitfalls

Like his Liberal predecessor, Robert Bourassa, Charest clearly hoped to use a vision of northern riches to his political advantage in the election only he knew he would call later that fall. Thus, very little was said until the election […]

Remembering André Luc Morin

Nothing was impossible for him as we can see in our village. One day he mentioned he was going to get a big gym for the village. He approached both councils and the government and we had our gym. His […]

More Honors for Makivik President

It isn’t just that he was already one of Reader’s Digest’s 2007 Heroes of the Year or that he has been a prominent leader for Nunavik for over a decade, Makavik Corporation president, Pita Aatami has just been elected as […]

Couching it

First, I tuned to the weather network and cackled watching the tons of snow heaping down on the south along with freezing temperatures in the minus-30s, then the rains that washed out the remnants of winter, then watch the weather […]

Cree School Board Correction

Blackned said he responded to the Elders council within five days of their original October 22 letter and they have been waiting for a response from the Elders as to how to proceed in booking a meeting to discuss the […]

Feds consider replacing bursaries with loans for Aboriginal students

INAC spokesperson Patricia Valladao confirmed that the federal government is considering converting the present bursaries available to First Nations students into repayable loans. Valladao would not confirm whether INAC has transferred control of the $314 million in student grants for […]

Call for artists in Chibougamau

The CICC is looking specifically for musicians and painters to take part in an “inspirational feedback show” that will feature musicians playing music with anti-racial themes in mind. The CICC is also looking for painters to do live paintings during […]

Mistissini boy dies in tragic accident

According to the Surete du Quebec, the boy had been sliding outside with his friends when his sled simply went too far and wound up in the street. The SQ stated that alcohol and speed were not factors in the […]

Another stellar year for Wreath of Hope

Donations from community members, Cree entities and from various charity fundraisers totaled $32,400 to help fill their annual holiday food baskets and to help families throughout the year. Meechum also managed to collect between 200 and 250 Christmas gifts for […]