Archive for May, 2010

Gearing up to chill out

While many Crees are still out in the bush getting their first taste of the easier living that comes with warmer weather, the Nation has already set its sights on the future to help you plan out your vacation time. […]

Hydro getting a better name in Vermont

The Vermont Senate is moving quickly to pass a bill that would see Hydro-Québec granted status as a renewable-energy source which could in turn increase energy exports to the state. In that each of the U.S.’s 50 states has its […]

Moving forward

It all began a decade ago when David Bosum, a Cree tallyman, asked an American graduate student who was in Oujé-Bougoumou on a course, a simple question: “Can mines make fish sick?” That student was Christopher Covel, a geologist and […]

Trying to sympathize

It was on a Sunday morning when I read the “Youth on a Budget” article by Amy German (Nation, Vol. 17, Issue 11, April 9, 2010). It didn’t come as a surprise to me hearing that the Cree Nation Youth […]

Truth and Reconciliation Commission seeks Global Forum on Aboriginal Abuse

Members of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission approached the United Nations on April 27 at the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to see if the global community could support an international forum to deal with the legacy of Aboriginal abuse. […]

Drugs Seized at Moose Cree First Nation Post Office

A suspected $80,000 worth of drugs were seized in the Moose Cree First Nation community in March by the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) that included marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs. The NAPS had been conducting an investigation into several occurrences […]

Cree to Compete in Miss Universe Canada Pageant

Ashley Callingbull from the Enoch Cree Nation in Alberta will compete for the title of Miss Universe Canada. According to CTV News, what sets the 21-year-old apart from the other 63 competitors, is that she will be using her troubled […]

World Guitar Festival Takes Over Rouyn-Noranda

Once again the town of Rouyn-Noranda will be the epicentre of the guitar world as it holds the sixth annual Festival des Guitares du Monde from May 22-30. Since its inception, the festival has grown from a modest four-day event […]

Historic Cree Books Hidden In The Internet

I like to do my research on the Internet. I guess I have always been a geek when it comes to computers. The Internet is a vast wealth of knowledge for me as a writer. I can find just about […]

Where is Canada’s signature?

While the Maori of New Zealand continue to celebrate their nation’s signing of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, many Canadians are still wondering when and how Canada will start taking steps to endorse it. Though […]