Archive for August, 2010

Draft 2010 AGA Resolutions

These are working drafts of the resolutions passed at the 2010 AGA. Final copies can be requested from the Grand Council of the Crees. Grand Council of the Cree 
(Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Regional Authority Annual General Assembly RESOLUTION 2010-07 Subject: Concerning […]

Seismic Battle

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association won a court injunction August 8 that put a temporary halt to government-imposed seismic testing in Lancaster Sound, located near the eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage. Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) represents the communities of Resolute […]

Canada’s stealth democracy

The federal Ministry of Indian and Northern Affairs (INAC) has arranged the election of its chosen candidates for Chief and Band Council of the embattled Algonquin community of Barriere Lake by employing a range of tactics that critics there charge […]

The value of nothing

The distant blast of a side of a rocky hill being blown away and the resulting ground tremor woke me from my deep office think mode. Explosions? Up here? Is Al Qaeda around? Then I remembered that it was our […]

The era of the electronic leash

Once again I might date myself in an editorial. That doesn’t mean this rant is any less pertinent to our lives, however. That’s because, my dear technologically enslaved readers, we need to travel further back in time, back to the […]

AGA 2010: The Cree Way

This year’s Annual General Assembly of the Grand Council of the Crees (the 35th edition) and the Cree Regional Authority (32nd), held August 11-13, was unusual in a number of respects. For starters, it was perhaps the first time in […]

Reel Injun brings home more awards

Appearing at the 2010 Traverse City Film Festival in Traverse, Michigan, for a screening of Rezolution Pictures’ smash success documentary, Reel Injun, director Neil Diamond and Producer Ernie Webb received two prestigious awards from the festival. At the festival, highlighted […]

Murder in Chisasibi, one arrested

Chisasibi Police say they have arrested Willard Hester, 37, of Waskaganish in connection with the stabbing death of a local resident, 25-year-old Aaron Bearskin, the son of Alan Bearskin and Virginia Salt. Police were first alerted to the murder scene […]

Accident claims Pikogan man near Chisasibi

Pikogan resident Terry Polson, 31, died in a car accident near Km 60 between Chisasibi and LG 1 at about 11:30 pm on July 29, according to Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Anne Mathieu. “We know that the man, Mr. Polson, […]

Keep On Trucking

I drove the half ton back to the house today. This old Ford is a beat-up work horse of a truck that serves mainly as basic transport these days rather than something I would take on a long trip. Tonight […]