Archive for March, 2010

Fight Between Quebec Innu Hunters and Newfoundland Heats Up

A dispute between the Innu Strategic Alliance (ISA), which represents members from five Quebec Innu communities, and the province of Newfoundland is raging on after the ISA staged a hunt of the George River caribou herd on land that is […]

The wolf pack gone awry

When we think of gangs we usually think of poverty, violence and inner-city minority struggles common to big cities throughout the world. But strife can take many forms, shapes and sizes and so do gangs. In small Native communities, the […]

Cultural Olympians

While the rest of Canada may still be reveling in the many historic and record-breaking moments of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the James Bay Cree have their own Olympic legacy to celebrate. Not only did the Cree have […]

Protecting the babies

Inuit infants die at a rate three times higher than babies in the rest of Canada. That’s according to a new study published January in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, called “Birth outcomes in the Inuit-inhabited areas of Canada”. The […]

Curriculum Kerfuffle

In looking to improve the Cree School Board’s low student success rates, the CSB recently announced that it would be improving the curriculum board wide, which has caused a stir in the community. “The school board, through the council of […]

The golden ages

There was a time when Canadians athletes were just average, or in some elite games, just plain old mediocre. Last century, you could count only a handful who excelled in sports and competed in the Olympics. Those who won a […]

Keep Eeyou Istchee Together

Keeping Eeyou Istchee together is the theme of the Grand Council of the Crees’ referendum on the offshore islands in the James Bay and Hudson Bay. But the Grand Council is doing something a little different this time around. They […]