Archive for April, 2009

Autoworkers are being set up as road kill

Since the Second World War, to be a unionized autoworker in Canada was to belong to the labouring elite. High wages, job security, great benefits and a generous pension were guaranteed those, mostly in Ontario, who were lucky enough to […]

Kick Out the Drug Dealers

In this letter, I will talk about what the drug dealers are doing to our children and especially to our people! Everyone knows what’s happening in our own backyards that drugs are escalating in our Cree communities! I know, because […]

Australia signs UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted on September 13, 2007 by United Nations General Assembly and Australia has finally become its 144th signatory. Endorsing the non-binding Declaration on April 3, the only three G8 […]

Cree Opera to tour Northern Ontario

The world’s first Cree opera, Tomson Highway’s Pimooteewin: The Journey, is set to hit the road for northern Ontario with more than 35 dancers, singers and musicians. The show debuted last February in Toronto and will be making its way […]

Residential School Survivors to meet Pope

A delegation of residential school survivors led by Assembly of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine will travel to the Vatican on April 29 for an audience with Pope Benedict XVI. Fontaine hopes the Vatican will formally apologize to the survivors […]

Nunavut Man Jumps from Charter Plane

Julian Tologanak, a 20 year old man from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, jumped from a charter plane that was flying from Yellowknife to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut on April 16, according to the Globe and Mail. Apparently the unidentified plane passenger had […]

Freedom In The News

I never had a big view of the world when I was young. As a Native person from an isolated community on the James Bay coast, I never really thought much about the outside world. Twenty years ago, we didn’t […]

Still waiting for action

Nine years after American geologist Chris Covel first raised serious concerns over mining contamination in Ouje-Bougoumou’s territory, a newly released government study is raising more questions than it answers among the community’s members. The Screening Level Environmental Risk Assessment, or […]

Unifying the Union

It’s one thing to be unionized but when the union organization that you belong to boasts over 300,000 members, it can be difficult to know just where you and your fellow workers stand within it. That’s why a delegation from […]

Community Centre Wins Awards

Mistissini’s innovative new community centre has become the talk of international engineering circles. Taking into account all of the energy-saving measures that went into the building design, the project has been awarded three prestigious awards. The building was designed by […]