Archive for November, 2009

Mistissini Youth Wins International Award

Each year the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) pays tribute to an extraordinary group of animal advocates for their outstanding efforts to protect animals and their habitats. IFAW’s Animal Action Week program involves more than two million young people […]

The Hunt for a New President

According to Air Creebec communications officer Jonathan Saganash, since the recent passing of their late president, Albert Diamond, the company has been flooded with calls concerning who will be the new Air Creebec president. “Right now we do not even […]

Alfred Jolly: from the logging road to the trapline

Alfred Jolly has hunted and trapped in his territory at Lake Evans most his life; his family bagged five moose there last fall. Now, however, the former vice-president of Mishtuk Corporation is worried that younger Cree are losing out on […]

The Original Cree Way

I was born and raised in a small, remote First Nation community and I can tell you it was all about survival of the fittest. In general there are many reasons why life can be hard on a person when […]

A trip south

Tyler Moar is our special client at the Nemaska Social Services. Since February, we have started development and growth programs for him as an autistic special needs client. During the summer, community homecare worker Marlene Jolly planned a special trip […]

Goal Achieved

After forming officially in 1996, the First Nations Bank of Canada (FNBC) has finally reached its ownership goal as of Nov. 1, 2009, by completing its share conversion with Toronto Dominion. Having reached an 80% share interest, the Aboriginal shareholders […]

Nursing the Community

The Cree students who are part of the English-language Nursing Program that is offered in Chibougamau started their internships in Montreal. The students were greeted by members of the Jewish General and St. Mary’s hospitals with a special event headlined […]

Plan Nord divides… and conquers?

The Quebec government’s “Plan Nord,” Premier Jean Charest’s vaguely defined election promise of multi-billion-dollar resource developments across the Ungava region, encountered some harsh criticism from some Native leaders during the government’s first consultation meeting with northern groups November 6. “Without […]

The Praise Keeps Rolling In

When Gabriel Rabbitskin won four gold medals and one silver medal in swimming at the North American Indigenous Games in BC during the summer of 2008, the entire Cree Nation rejoiced. Because of his commitment to his sport, athletic development, […]

To Good To Be True

Though the environmental impact assessment for Strateco’s latest uranium exploration project will only be released in late November, Strateco’s CEO and President Guy Hébert was only too eager to tell the Nation that the project will have “no environmental impact.” […]