Archive for March, 2011

The home movie on a global scale

So many home videos of the multiple disasters to strike Japan over the past week have been posted online that, even while sitting in the comfort and safety of our homes, it’s almost as if you can suffer post-traumatic stress […]


This is to express my excitement after reading the article written by Amy German, entitled “Cree Youth Going Global” in your January 14, 2011 issue of Nation (Vol. 18, No. 5) which features the story of Charley Wash [CNYC’s Youth […]

A problem with firearms

I wish to address a serious and disturbing problem in the Cree Nation that is growing at an alarming rate and, quite frankly, it is simply unbelievable. Answer me this, how many times can you recall in the past year […]

US think-tank urges Canada to protect waters in the boreal forest

The Pew Environment Group, a US-based think-tank and non-profit group, has released a report, “A Forest of Blue: Canada’s Boreal Forest, the World’s Waterkeeper”, calling on Canada’s governmental and Aboriginal leaders to create legislation to protect waters found within Canada’s […]

Help find Jordan Wabasse

The family of 15-year-old Jordan Wabasse is calling on the public’s help to locate their son who has been missing since February 7, when he was last seen in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The Wabasse family is particularly concerned since Jordan […]

Human rights tribunal dismisses complaint about the welfare of First Nations children

Both the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (FNCFCSC) have expressed deep concern after the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal dismissed their joint complaint on discrimination caused by unequal funding for […]

Grant me the serenity

It has been very cold here in the Timmins area since the beginning of January. I prefer the clean, fresh nature of winter but I have to admit that this 30 below weather is not much fun anymore. I am […]

Creating dialogue, visually

Le Collectif photo – le Rapprochement is a visual-arts exhibit currently being exposed in Montreal North. It is the brainchild of Suzanne Bourdon, a Communications graduate from the Université du Québec à Montréal with a passion for photography. The idea […]

cree@large: Boyce Richardson

One of the first films where I recognized Native people as being genuine was Boyce Richardson’s Job’s Garden. Job Bearskin, the grandfather of one of my classmates, was exactly the way I saw him in Richardson’s documentary. Smiling, kindly, friendly […]

State of the Nation Grand Chief

It’s been an interesting year and Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come is probably one of the hardest working politicians in Canada. His typical day starts at 6am in the morning and doesn’t end until after midnight. Yet he still ensures […]