Archive for February, 2010

New Web Tool For First Nations Businesses Launched in Waskaganish

ABIP LP, a Cree initiative that focuses on First Nation entrepreneurship and business development, launched a new, secured web 2.0-based toolbox platform aimed at supporting Native communities when starting their own business. Launched on February 2 at the Waskaganish First […]

Community Check Up

Aboriginal health was the focus at McGill University’s first Aboriginal Health Career Day hosted by the First Peoples’ House of the Montreal university. Held February 2, the day had speakers and panelists from health research, dentistry, medicine and nursing. Audrey […]

Education before sports

Bishop’s College School is a culturally diverse, bilingual, independent boarding and day school for grades seven through 12. Located in Lennoxville, Quebec, the school is now home to Alex and Vincent MacDonald. Last year, Austin Downs, a youth conselor with […]

Cree Olympic Fever!

The James Bay Cree have a lot to be excited about with the upcoming 2010 Olympic games! Not only will the Cree Nation host their own day in the athlete’s village Aboriginal Pavilion to showcase Cree arts but many Cree […]

Romancing Time

It has been called a “Hallmark Holiday” for its synonymity with the rush to buy greeting cards, flowers and heart-shaped boxes of sweets but the day of love did not always have such a consumer-driven meaning. St. Valentine’s Day’s origins […]

Moose Cree Gets the Right to Play

The Moose Cree First Nation will be the first Ontario community to have the privilege of having a child-development-based hockey program designed specifically for them through the Right to Play organization. The deal between Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) […]

On The Road Again

One time while I was driving in the US a light snow had hit Connecticut. People slowed down like crazy. I slowly passed cars going under the speed limit. When I reached the front I speeded up to the limit. […]

First Nations Tribunal shelved again

The human rights tribunal over whether the federal government discriminates against Native families by underfunding child welfare on reserves has been shelved while the Feds attempt again to have the case dismissed. In 2007, the complaint was lodged on behalf […]

Business and politics, a nice mixture

I recently attended a superb conference on the strengths of the northern people’s determination to do business in the harsh, unforgiving north. Appropriately the conference was called “Northern Lights” and centred on the growing momentum of northern development, big and […]

Assimilation by attrition

A story we cover this week suggests that the residential school era may only be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Native children. Foster-care placement of Aboriginal children in Canada today is actually three times the number […]