Archive for September, 2010

Offering a northern perspective

While it might not give him rock-star status (which he kind of already has), former Grand Chief Matthew Mukash is feeling “excited” about being reappointed to the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEDB) because of what he can offer to […]

The BP Platter

On one of my many forays into the deep south of Quebec – Montreal to be exact – I chanced upon a friend who really could understand the gastronomically inclination of eating out. My general rules for munching in strange […]

Join the missing women’s movement

You can see the movement happening all over Canada. In the Yukon, the Minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate Marian C. Horne said, “Reducing the incidence of violence against Aboriginal women continues to be a priority for the Yukon government.” […]

Third place never looked so good

It’s funny how one person’s bad news can be another’s small cause for celebration. I had to smile when I read recently that one of my favourite targets – the international mining industry – is down on Quebec as a […]

Giving Back

Watchiyaa from Thunder Bay, Ontario I want to express my gratitude for the opportunity of being able to go to post-secondary education institutions. I left home with nothing but the clothing on my back and my two children. In pursuit […]

Our Language Should Be Our Passion – Revive it!

Dear Editor, Would you publish this letter in your paper as I would like to reach out to as many Native educators as possible and to the people in general about my passion. I’ve researched just about as many Aboriginal […]

Rezolution Pictures gets five Gemini nominations

On August 31, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced the nominations for the 25th Annual Gemini Awards that celebrate the best in Canadian English-language television. Montreal-based Rezolution Pictures picked up five nominations for two of their films – […]

Chisasibi’s Drugmongers?

Two Chisasibi men have been arrested along with two other men from Quebec after police discovered a marijuana grow-op near Cornwall, Ontario. On Saturday, August 21, the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police were patrolling Concession 3 in South […]

First Aborigine elected to Australia’s lower house

Last month’s Australian national elections were historic as the first Aborigine was elected to the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of parliament in Australia. Ken Wyatt, an Aboriginal health and education expert, won a seat for the centre-right Liberal […]

Natives protest New York City Mayor’s Comments

Native American rights groups marched to City Hall in New York City on August 23 over comments made by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in reference to the state’s efforts to enforce the collection of taxes for cigarette sales from Native American […]