Archive for May, 2010

Of volcanoes and such….

I often said that what ever happens in this world is usually caused by something, which in turn is a consequence of that other thing, which was triggered by a distant event that we aren’t even aware of until it’s […]

FAS makes Aboriginal Youth More Vulnerable to Gangs

A number of experts have said that youth suffering from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) are more susceptible to participating in gang activity. According to the Canadian Press, a number of doctors and social workers are coming forward saying that for […]

Traditional Knowledge

I was up at 4 in the morning ready for the geese. Like many hunters I looked at the water hole opening up early. It was warmer than usual for this time of year and the ice was melting. The […]

Setting the record straight about radon

To the editor: I would like to respond to accusations in the April 23 article published in The Nation (Vol. 17, No. 12) entitled “Uranium Update: Revisiting Strateco, their Mistissini opposition and the activism against the proposed uranium exploration project” […]

Still searching for missing Attawapiskat man

Attawapiskat hunter Ian Kamalatisit, 20, went missing April 11 after he failed to return home from his hunting camp. His ski-doo and belongings were later found floating on the ice not far from the community. The following day, a search […]

Hydro-Québec faces fight over La Romaine hydroelectric project

The Uashaunnuat (Innu Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam) filed a motion May 7 for an interlocutory injunction against the hydroelectric project, La Romaine. The proposed electric transmission lines run through the heart of traditional lands of the Uashaunnuat and Innu traditional families. […]

Osprey takes Bronze

Mistissini’s Osprey Lodge won the bronze medal in the “Lodging: Outfitters” category at the national Grands Prix du tourisme québécois gala that was held in Montreal’s Palais des Congrès May 7. James Bay and Eeyou Istchee was represented by a […]

The Evening Blue

I was getting ready one evening to head out to visit friends. Before leaving the house I turned the lights off. I paused in the kitchen to think if I had forgotten anything. Suddenly, I realized a soft-blue light had […]

A Tribute to Alayne Patricia Harrison Awashish

Alayne Patricia Harrison Awashish died from cancer on March 25, 2010. Alayne was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec on May 9, 1943. Her parents were Allan and Josephine Harrison. She was a strong supporter of her family. As a mother, she […]

Pow Wow Listings 2010

MAY May 21-23: Brown Bear Woman contest pow wow Location: Tsuu T’ina Nation, Calgary, Alberta Info: Coralee Starlight, 306-723-4966; May 22-23: Issoitapiiksi Community contest pow wow Location: Levern, Alberta Info: Flora Scout, 403-894-2007 May 28-30: 31st Annual Odawa contest pow wow Location: […]