Archive for August, 2010

Chisasibi’s New Chief

In a run-off election Abraham Rupert became the latest chief of Chisasibi. More next issue.  

Waswanipi candidates for chief announced

There will be a crowded field in the race to lead Waswanipi. No less than eight candidates will be on the ballot for the position of Chief in the election to be held on August 31. The candidates are as […]

AFN Calls for Public Inquiry into Pickton Case

Searching for justice for scores of missing and murdered women, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is demanding that the BC government hold a public inquiry into the handling of the investigation of serial killer Robert Pickton. Robert Pickton was […]

Feds apologize to relocated Inuit

Newly appointed Indian and Northern Affairs Minister John Duncan has issued a formal apology on behalf of Canada to the 19 Inuit families that were relocated to the Far North during the 1950s. At the time, 19 families with 87 […]

Beating the heat in the muskeg

I took some time this summer to travel to southern cities and towns in Ontario. Unfortunately for me, I timed my visits during some of the hottest days of the year. I also drove an older vehicle that did not […]

Cree boys hone skills at Habs’ hockey school

Two Chisasibi boys worked hard on their on-ice talents during the Montreal Canadiens hockey school in Brossard recently. Darius Neacappo, the son of Patricia Neacappo and Jean-Louis Pelchat, and Gerald House, son of Sally and Jerry House, sweated through a […]

Boréades de la danse

For the first time in its 20-year run, the First People’s Festival was held in the heart of downtown Montreal. The Place des Festivals, home to such large-scale events as the Montreal Jazz Festival and the FrancoFolie, was transformed to […]

A former Chief runs again

Paul Gull is back. After a period during which the former Waswanipi chief (1998-2002) and one-time Deputy Grand Chief (2002-2005) withdrew from active politics to care for his ailing wife and then to mourn her passing, Gull says he is […]

Hear them roar

The modern Cree women’s movement is gathering steam, with all Cree communities now to be represented at the upcoming Annual General Assembly of the Cree Women of Eeyou Istchee Association (CWEIA) in Val d’Or September 18-19. A major focus of […]

A quarter century of youth politics

At an age when most young people, if not all, have taken on the respect, responsibilities and privileges of adulthood, the Cree Youth Grand Council (CYGC) is likewise celebrating its growing influence in Cree politics. This year marked the organization’s […]