Archive for February, 2010

The Grand Prix du Tourisme Québécois Desjardins 2010

The Grand Prix du Tourisme Québécois Desjardins 2010 regional gala took place in Ouje-Bougoumou, Quebec last week with more than a 100 people present. Many people were eager to see who would be going to the national gala to promote […]

Gone but not forgotten

Robert James Weistche, former chief of Waskaganish, suffered a heart attack while cross-country skiing, and died on March 11; he was 55. Weistche was known as a “gentle radical”. Growing up, he was influenced by the American Indian Movement (AIM), […]

Vancouver’s fortress of solitude

Many media commentators and barstool wags have made clever Spinal Tap references to describe the cringe-inducing Winter Olympic torch-lighting ceremony at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium. That movie’s hilarious Stonehenge fail certainly resonated during the painful moment of collective embarrassment when […]

An Ethnical Seal Harvest

The Nunavut government gave its seal of approval to the Universal Declaration on the Ethical Harvest of Seals. The Declaration is to create common ethical principles for all seal-hunting peoples based on three responsibilities: animal welfare, the well being of […]


President Raymond Menarick opened the James Bay Cree Communications Society AGA in Chisasibi on February 7. Community radio and the Cree regional radio have come a long way. No longer is the JBCCS plagued by having to live from week […]

Business as usual for Jack Blacksmith

In a hotly contested election in Waswanipi for representatives for the Board of Compensation and CREECO, Jack Blacksmith held on to his seat. Had he lost, the chairmanship of the Board of Compensation and presidency of CREECO would have been […]

Feeling Like A NEWB

The Cree that younger people speak today is different from the old style of Cree used by our Elders. Much of this has to do with the fact that our people have been drifting away from the traditions and culture […]

A New Era in Health

If the recent H1N1 pandemic posed a challenge for Quebec health authorities, it was a double challenge for the Cree Board of Health and Social Services (CBHSS), which faces shortages of staff and facilities in most of the James Bay […]

Opportunities Galore

While the main business sectors of Canada are striving to recover from the recent market downturn, those in the North are not only growing, but are aiming to make their presence felt in the South. They managed to achieve this […]

Marching for the Missing and Murdered

Marching for the Missing and Murdered

Braving frigid temperatures and forgoing romantic afternoons with their sweethearts, over 200 people gathered on Valentine’s Day to take part in the 19th Annual Woman’s Memorial March. The purpose of the event was to bring together Canadians of all backgrounds […]