Archive for June, 2010

In loving memory of Matthew Neeposh, Jr.

“They that wait upon the lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 This was one of Matthew Neeposh’s favourite […]

Summer events

Here’s a list of activities happening in various communities this summer Now that people have put away their goose-break gear until next season, we can look at what we are going to do during the summer months. Each community hosts […]

Indigenous images

Here are several films to watch out for at the First People’s Film Festival, organized by Land InSights / Terres en vues. Films will be screened from June 16 to June 23, and to check out the detailed schedule, go […]

Where energy meets environment

Amidst a May heat wave that had the entire population of Quebec practically melting, Crees, members of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue business community and a series of experts in everything from wind power to mining to environmental protection converged for a two-day […]

In memory of Shannen Noella Jane Koostachin

At the tender age of 15, youth leader Shannen Koostachin, who garnered national and international attention for standing up to Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl on Parliament Hill, has passed away as a result of a May 31 car accident. […]

Walking to the General’s beat

Chisasibi is gearing up for a big 10-km community walk on June 23 for diabetes awareness and in doing so they will be honouring the memory of Alan “the General” Neacappo, a community member who could be found at just […]

Barriere Lake Algonquins to be assimilated?

Once again the Barriere Lake community members are up in arms. They say Minister of Indian Affairs Chuck Strahl is trying to abolish Barriere Lake’s customary governance system. They say Strahl and Indian Affairs are once again trying to do […]

Protecting the boreal forest

In this case, it really is hard to see the forest for the trees, all 72 million hectares of them. That’s the area covered by the massively hyped Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement announced May 17. On the face of it, […]

Anishinabek opposed doctorate for Mike Harris

Nipissing University plans to confer an honourary Doctor of Letters on the former Ontario premier Mike Harris on June 11. This has some First Nations upset. “You don’t reward a person who was directly responsible for so much economic hardship […]

Action taken in our name

Victoria Day, or Dollard-des-Ormeaux Day, on May 24 saw the fire bombing of a Royal Bank of Canada. An anarchist group calling itself the FFFC-Ottawa has claimed responsibility. The group said the attacks were made against corporate “Kanada” in defense […]