Archive for July, 2009

Justice digs in

Cree justice is taking on a new face in the Cree communities of Mistissini and Waswanipi. Shovels hit the dirt and politicians and bureaucrats got their hands dirty breaking ground for new justice centres for the two communities on July […]

Here we go again…

Drum roll please… Get the red carpet out and shine the lights on the new leader for the next four years. Yes, the “Nice Guy” campaign might actually work for Matthew Coon Come, with a higher than usual rating, and […]

On the campaign trail

It was a long debate in Chisasibi that ended at 5 am. It was a good test both of endurance and the willingness of the Cree population to really get to know the candidates. It also points out a problem […]

River of life

I grew up living aside rivers, big and small. At the moment, I live a city block away from the St. Lawrence River, which less resembles the rivers I’ve known as it does an escape hatch for the continent that […]

H1N1 Virus hits Aboriginal Communities Harder due to Younger Population

According to Audrey Lawrence, the director of the Aboriginal Nurses Association, the H1N1 virus, also know as swine flu, has been hitting Aboriginal communities harder as the virus tends to affect the youth more severely. As over 50% of Canada’s […]

British Co-Operative Creates a Fund for Alberta Cree Sue Over Tar Sands

The Co-operative Financial Services have set up a fund of almost $100,000 (£53,000) to back the Beaver Lake Cree Nation in their legal battle over their traditional lands which are being developed for tar sands. United Kingdom residents are also […]

New Report shows that 69% of Manitoba Inmates are Aboriginal

According to a new Statistics Canada report, Aboriginals account for over half of Manitoba’s prison population. The report, released on July 21, looked at adult prison populations from April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008 and showed that while 69% […]

Climate-change criminals

It’s remarkable how fast a country’s status can change in a few short years. From a nation that was seen as a leader on the environmental file a few short years ago, Canada is now perceived around the world as […]

Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse re-elected

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy expressed  congratulations on behalf of himself and the NAN Executive Council to Angus Toulouse following Toulouse’s re-election as Regional Chief of Ontario July 8. Beardy made a statement at the All Ontario […]

Bar Robbery in Radisson

In the early hours of June 29, at approximately 1:50 am, three armed masked men entered Bar le Boreale in the heart of Radisson and held the barmaid up for approximately $3000. According to the Sûreté du Québec in Radisson, […]