Archive for January, 2010

Dig and run

When, early last December, Dr. Isabelle Gingras and 19 other specialists and general practitioners who work at the Sept-Îles Hospital Centre threatened to quit en masse over a proposed uranium mine near the North Shore city, the province’s political, media […]

The highs and lows of the Val d’Or hockey and broomball tournament

I wish to share my appreciation of the 29th Annual C.R.E.E. Senior Hockey and Broomball Tournament held in Val d’Or December 10-13 and, at the same time, add some of my criticisms, hoping they will be received in a constructive […]

Mohawk girl sings at Bruins-Senators game

Eleven-year-old Kwahara:ni Jacobs of Kahnawake took her first step along what could be the road to stardom January 19 when she belted out the U.S. national anthem at the Senators-Bruins game at TD Gardens in Boston. According to the girl’s […]

Ontario demotes Native affairs ministry

First Nations leaders in Ontario have slammed the provincial government for apparently demoting Aboriginal issues in a recent cabinet shuffle. Last week, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty took the Aboriginal Affairs Ministry away from its dedicated minister, Brad Duguid, and placed […]

Diabetes hitting Aboriginal women harder

According to a new long-term study conducted by the University of Saskatchewan, diabetes is hitting Aboriginal women harder than was originally thought. Though it has been documented in recent years that Aboriginal Canadians had the highest diabetes rates of anyone […]

Looking Back At Lakitusaki

I received a card recently from mom and dad with a little memento.  It was a photo of a young boy with thick, oversized glasses and short, black flat hair looking back at the photographer.  As I peered into this […]

Islands in question

The fate of offshore islands near the Wemindji portion of the James Bay coast will finally be voted on this coming March. Though the Crees and the Inuit came to an agreement with the federal government on jurisdiction over the […]

Mistissini steps up for Haiti

Even in Mistissini, the earthquake that devastated Haiti January 12 struck close to home. Voyageur Memorial School principal Judith Michel hails from Haiti as do local nurse Peggy Solon and Roberto Vilmé, who works at the Cree School Board head […]

Inspiration from a Holy Land

A delegation of 36 people from Northern Quebec boarded an Air France flight last November 20 for a historic educational tour of Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, and a bonus visit to Paris on the returning flight home. The trip […]

Higher Learning

With the resources available for Crees to pursue training or post-secondary education, there is no time like to present to invest in one’s education. From the business world to careers in health, tourism or child care, employment opportunities abound for […]