Archive for June, 2010

Tapping the gusher

As I write, the price of crude oil on the world market is roughly $75 CDN a barrel. That means, according to best estimates, that between $1.5 million and $2.25 million worth of oil is bursting out of British Petroleum’s […]

Dear People of Mistissini and Eeyou Itschee

As the summer is coming in and that the next and final hearing for the Matoush project will be at the end of September, it is important that as many people as possible in Mistissini and elsewhere in Eeyou Itschee […]

Upcoming Mistissini Elections

Band council elections in Mistissini will be held on Wednesday, July 14 (8am to 8pm), at the Emmet H. Macleod Conference room in the Issac Shecapio Sr. Administration Building. Advance polls are set for July 6 and 7 (8am to […]

Cree Youth Symposium Draws Near

The Cree Nation Youth Council Inspire Hope Youth Symposium will be held at the Hotel Forestel in Val-d’Or June 22-24 and for those interested in attending, it is not too late to register. This year’s three-day symposium is jam-packed with […]

Cree Indian Centre in Chibougamau Relays for Life

The Cree Indian Centre in Chibougamau (CICC) is proud to announce that their team managed to surpass their fundraising goal at this year’s Relay for Life event put on by the Canadian Cancer Society. The Relay for Life is a […]

You Should See ‘Reel Injun’

Recently, I viewed a documentary titled ‘Reel Injun’ a production by Cree film maker, Neil Diamond, who is originally from Waskaganish, Quebec on the James Bay coast.  This was one of the most informative documentaries on First Nation people I […]

Where Has All The Water Gone

Over the past two weeks I have had the opportunity to do a lot of highway driving. When you live in northern Ontario a road trip means roaming across vast stretches of mostly remote pine forests, marshlands and by pristine […]

Return to New Zealand

The visit made by my son Thom and me to New Zealand in May coincided with a visit to Australia by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, who has just directed a full-length documentary called Reel Injun, about the way Hollywood has […]

From missing to murdered

Bones found by a construction worker near the Mercier Bridge linking Montreal to the South Shore have been identified as those of Tiffany Morrison, a Mohawk woman who disappeared on June 18, 2006. “The body was found in the bush, […]

Safety during the blaze

During the last week of May, with soaring temperatures and no rain for a succession of days, forest fire season began early and with a big bang. According to Éloïse Richard, an information agent from SOPFEU, Quebec’s forest fire protection […]