Archive for July, 2009

Barriere Lake still at odds?

The federal government knew there could be problems when they recognized their favourite band council over another. In the latest round of attempts to resolve this problem, the Algonquin Nation Secretariat (ANS) funded former Liberal MP Keith Penner to act […]

Health and well being on the ice

For five weeks this summer the youth of Mistissini will be treated to a regimen of hard work and healthy living as they take part in Westlake Hockey Development summer camp for six weeks. Co-founder and director Carl Michaelson, who […]

Getting to know the AFN candidates

Chief Shawn (A-in-Chut) Atleo and Chief Perry (Okemow Peeasew Awasis) Bellegarde may be from different walks of life and represent different political ideals but what they do have in common is a desire to become National Grand Chief of the […]

Dropping the Pop

Dropping the Pop

Soda pop, sugary juices, iced tea and energy drinks have become a dietary staple for many kids in the Western Hemisphere, despite the fact that these drinks rot your teeth and can add on an unhealthy amount of extra weight. […]

Controlling the waste

Just when you thought everything is in place, you realize it’s not. That’s what Rod Mamianskum is discovering. He’s the new Local Environment Administrator who took over the Environment and Land Management Department in Wemindji four months ago. He’s now […]

Changing Times

Things are on the move in Ouje-Bougoumou. Not only has the community just received its full status under the Cree Naskapi Act, but the ever-expanding Ouje is focussing on its energy sources. The community has long been at the cutting […]

Meeting for the kids

There is always a first time for everything but the first Cree Child and Family Services Forum has been a long time coming. Over 400 Crees who work in different capacities for Child and Family Services descended upon the Delta […]

Tripping on all that Jazz

The Montreal Jazz Festival took a little trip into the Motown sound this year. While it might have been a free outdoor concert, bringing Stevie Wonder to kick off the fest paid off big time. As Snoopy would have written, […]

Fighting for an inquest

Though 61-year-old Gladys Tolley died on the night of October 5, 2001, her family has yet to see any justice in what they have described as “homicidal negligence” at the hands of the Sûreté du Québec. Gladys Tolley had been […]

Green’s the way to go… if you’re colour blind

I often wondered when we Cree crossed over the fine line of being natural environmentalists and leaving virtually no carbon footprint to leaving a telltale trail of empties and white plastic bags while driving by in big SUVs. I also […]