Archive for February, 2009

Taking Part in Olympic History

For the first time in Canadian history, Canada’s Aboriginals will not just be a token mention at the Olympic and Paralympics Games but a full-fledged partner and the official hosts as well. The Four Host First Nations (FHFN) for the […]

Constructing the Future

While it has always been said that two heads are better than one, imagine the potential of a few hundred heads gathered in Val d’Or for a two-day event that will focus on construction in Eeyou Istchee? The idea behind […]

Winds of Change

Over the decades, the Crees have had many natural-resource projects thrust upon their territory. For as much as the funds have been rolled out in compensation for the use – or rather destruction – of their traditional territory, one thing […]

Something to Celebrate

When an Aboriginal-related story hits the airwaves or the headlines, chances are that there’s usually a negative angle to it with Indigenous people once again facing a loss of rights or decimation at the hands of government, big business or […]

The ides of March is coming

The wind swirled the newspapers around in a funnel-shaped cloud of debris in the poor section of Montreal. These newspapers work as good insulation if stuffed in the ragged, cast-off summer jackets that can be found at the Sally Ann […]

Are newspapers old news?

I still have a flimsy, yellowed, eight-page newspaper that I wrote out in pencil – with crooked columns, headlines and hand-drawn pictures – when I was eight years old. Later, in high school, a friend and I worked on homemade […]

Dear President Obama

We, the students, staff, teachers and administration of Ecole Wabannutao Eeyou School in the Cree Nation of Eastmain, Quebec, Canada, are delighted to be able to take this opportunity to congratulate you today. We would like you to know that […]

Aboriginal Actors Get a Shot at the Twilight Sequel

The young-adult vampire romance series, starring breakout actor Robert Pattinson, will be holding three open casting calls within the Vancouver area. Posted on the classified-ad website, Craig’s List, the ad calls for “First Nations/Aboriginal actors and actresses between the ages […]

Chief John Beaucage Bids for Chief of the AFN

Alongside youth, chiefs and grassroots supporters, Beaucage made the announcement at a press conference in Ottawa on February 3. Anishinabek Grand Council Chief John Beaucage, from Ontario, has tossed his hat into the ring to be the next leader of […]

Mike Holmes to Talk Construction with the Crees

Home renovation superstar and host of HGTV’s Holmes on Homes, Mike Holmes has been announced as the motivational speaker at the upcoming Cree Construction Conference, Build With Vision. The conference will take place March 11-12 at the Hotel Forestel in […]