Archive for July, 2009

Nisga’a matriarch fearful of Indigenous people’s disappearance

Nisga’a matriarch Mercy Thomas, also known as Nisibilada, has issued a remarkable statement warning against the sale of Nisga’a lands, held in fee simple ownership under provisions of the Nisga’a treaty. This idea of putting Aboriginal lands into a status […]

An interview with Robert Kitchen

Running for Deputy Grand Chief, Waswanipi’s Robert Kitchen has had a lengthy history in politics having been part of the Youth Council, various regional councils and having served his home community of Waswanipi as Chief. He has also spent many […]

An interview with Matthew Coon Come

Matthew Coon Come was born on a trapline and has devoted his entire adult life to Cree leadership and Cree rights. His leadership and determination are recognized in Eeyou Istchee, in Quebec, across Canada and internationally. Perhaps more than any […]

A Sister Still Missing

Over 300 people congregated at the Legion Hall in Kahnawake on June 18 to remember their stolen sister, Tiffany Morrison, who went missing on that day in 2006. Originally the memoriam had been planned as a candlelight vigil and march […]

At Last!

The journey for the people of Ouje Bougoumou has been a long one but it finally has a happy ending as they are joining the ranks of the other eight Cree communities by gaining full status under the Cree Naskapi […]

The temperature’s rising

It was hard trying to lap up the ice cream before it dribbled down onto my hands, overcoming the little napkin often used to prevent such gooeyness happening in the first place. The temperature, still rising, was accented heavily with […]

Election 2009

Here we are again. The fight for the most powerful office in all of Creedom begins. The names and faces are all familiar from campaigns past, albeit with a few more lines on their faces. But what’s important is that […]

What I expect a leader to be

We all know that there is an upcoming election for the Grand Council’s top positions, and many, from what I see, will be running. What their motives are for running, I’m not to sure of yet, for it is in […]

Science summer day camps

This summer in all nine Cree James Bay communities, Elephant Thoughts will be bringing its science program to students interested in expanding their scientific knowledge. Elephant Thoughts is a global development group that will be encouraging the Cree youth to […]

The Honourable Robert Mainville put on the bench

A familiar face in many Crees communities will leaving the Cree camp and moving to newer hunting grounds. The Honourable Robert Mainville, a partner with Gowling Lafleur Henderson in Montreal, has been appointed a judge of the Federal Court. Justice […]