Archive for September, 2009

Reservation revelations

I happened to venture into the heart of la terre québécoise, in the beautiful Lac Saint-Jean area of Innu country, to attend a meeting of other significant people like me, where I noticed something unusual about the reserve of Mashteuiatsh. […]

Remembering Albert

It was with a great sense of loss when I heard of Albert Diamond passing on. Albert was more than just a wonderful person; he was always so kind and considerate to all that we always welcomed seeing him at […]

The high price of volunteerism

My wife didn’t quite know what she was getting into when she accepted a request a few years ago to join the board of directors at the public daycare centre our children attend. By law, the board must have a […]

Shooter apprehended in Nemaska

According to Freddie Wapachee, Deputy Director of the Nemaska Police Force, on September 15, at 11:22 am, the police received a call from a local resident indicating that shots had been fired within the community. Police responded immediately to track […]

Goose thief caught in Chisasibi

In early September, Chisasibi police received multiple complaints for reported break-ins and thefts of frozen geese from the freezers in residents’ homes. According to Chisasibi Police Director Samuel House, Barry Bearskin Sr. was arrested carrying a hunter’s packsack containing several […]

Update on Moses drug charges

Both Laura Moses, 51, and her daughter, Kim Moses, 23, have been formally charged with multiple charges of drug trafficking as a result of their arrest last spring. Both mother and daughter are set to appear in court in Chisasibi […]

Up on the roof

I am mostly involved with communications and writing these days and that means a lot of office work and time on the computer. Yet, from time to time I take on a construction project around the house and that works […]

100 years later

A revived tradition in Quebec’s far north is filling the region’s community freezers and linking its people to a part of their past. In August, Nunavik hunters brought in a 56-foot (17-metre) bowhead whale along the Hudson Straight coast – […]

Dishing up justice

It’s been a busy year for the Justice Department of the Cree Nation. Between the ground breakings for the new justice facilities to the adoption of innovative new programs, the Justice Department has been working hard at making Eeyou Istchee […]

Successful development

While the recent economic doom and gloom has meant a down season for tourism around the world, for the Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association (COTA), it’s been an outstanding year. Having presented their annual report at the Annual General Assembly […]