Archive for May, 2009

SLERA highlights

The environmental risk assessment presented to the community of Oujé-Bougoumou March 31 is a wide-ranging overview of data collected from the region’s soils, water and sediments, as well as fish, birds and mammals. The “Screening Level Environmental Risk Assessment,” or […]

Power to the People

“Unless we start making some vast changes, we are going to relegate ourselves to the bottom rung for decades and decades,” said John Beaucage, an Anishinabek Nation Chief running for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. The kind […]

Running for which office?

For the past four years Deputy Grand Chief Ashely Iserhoff has traveled the Cree Nation and far beyond its territories as an elected representative of the people, championing their views and sharing them in turn. As the deadline to announce […]

Still No Daughter

Still No Daughter

Maisy Odjick, 16, and Shannon Alexander, 17, are two of Canada’s 509 missing women who have yet to be accounted for but their families have not given up the fight. When the girls went missing from Maniwaki, Quebec, right near […]

Birth of a New Entity

For as much as it’s been a long time coming, the Crees of Eeyou Istchee will finally realize the long-term dream of creating their own Cree energy company. Though the company has yet to be given a name, settle on […]

Momma dear

Checking out the latest thing on the net and in the papers, listening to the chatter on the usual lines, it’s hard not to notice that Mother’s Day is upon us. Sometimes people forget, like I do once in awhile, […]

Pope Expresses “Sorrow” Over Residential School Abuse

Pope Benedict XVI met with a delegation of Elders, residential school survivors and Aboriginal leaders led by National Chief Phil Fontaine on Wednesday, April 29 in Vatican City, Rome. The delegation attended an outdoor general audience in St. Peter’s Square […]

Kuujuarapik Man Cuts Off Own Hand

According to Robert Mackey, communications officer for the Katavik Regional Police Force, a man on the Inuit side of town in Great Whale has cut off his own hand. On April 22, the police in Kuujuarapik received a call at […]

First Geese of the Season!

As Crees throughout Eeyou Istchee prepare to hit the bush for Goose Break 2009, the first goose of the season has already been shot in each community. This year’s bragging rights go to: Chisasibi – Matthew Happyjack Eastmain – Jamie […]

Swine Flu Alert

Though the World Health Organization is still reluctant to raise the flu alert from phase 5 to the highest level of phase 6, the Cree Health Board is still responding to the H1N1 strain influenza outbreak. The CHB is asking […]