Archive for January, 2009

The Mitts I Didn’t Want

My sister Jackie had found them while cleaning out her attic recently. Her home is actually our family’s second house in Attawapiskat and mom had stored our children’s clothing and memorables in the attic space for safe-keeping. Mom explained that […]

The Economic State of the Cree Nation

But, that does not necessarily mean that it has been an entirely bad year for the Crees, according to Jack Blacksmith, president and director of Cree Regional Economic Enterprises Company (CREECO). According to Blacksmith, the majority of the Cree entities […]

No backing down

On November 19, the residents of Barriere Lake blockaded Highway 117 for the second time in less than two months, only to be met, once again, by brutal force at the hands of the Sûreté du Québec. At the end […]

Getting Proper Care for Childcare Workers

That brought AENQ together with the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) and the Fédération des intervenantes en petite enfance du Québec (FIPEQ). Their aim is to get the Cree childcare centres finally unionized. With that, the AENQ-CSQ has just […]

Looking Back

Some were noticeable and others never made it to the headlines. Looking forward, I see certain things that might just become reality. The past year brought us some flicker of hope for our future, as a new trusteeship was established […]

The Lessons of 2008

The crown prosecutor in his case had asked for a one-year sentence, in order to send “a strong message,” whatever that means. To his credit, the judge refused, saying a year would likely be an illegal sentence. Nonetheless, the judicial […]

Foster Home Sought

A long-term foster home is being sought for nine-year-old James and his eight-year-old brother Edward. The boys are healthy and have a good daily routine. James, who is very intelligent and a fast learner, loves going to school. His is […]

Sagkeeng First Nation Lottery Winners Play Santa

Since winning the $50 million jackpot in the November 6 Lotto Max draw, Kirby and Marie Fontaine have spread some of the wealth around their Manitoba First Nations reserve. In what is being called one of the largest family wins […]

Dr. Ted Moses Becomes President of the Secretariat

Order of Quebec recipient and former Grand Chief, Dr. Ted Moses was nominated to be the new president of the Secretariat to the Cree Nation Abitibi-Témiscamingue Economic Alliance on December 16. No stranger to the business world, Moses still currently […]

New President for Air Creebec Announced

Air Creebec is proud to announce that as of December 16, their new president is Waswanipi resident Matthew Happyjack. Happyjack has been with Air Creebec since its very beginning though he has left and returned to the company on several […]