Archive for May, 2011

Talking about winning

Cree history was made on May 2 as Romeo Saganash won the first Parliamentary seat ever to go to a James Bay Cree when he was elected to be the new New Democratic Party of Canada MP for the Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou. […]

Planning for the future…

Right before the federal elections, Quebec’s Liberal provincial government decided on doing more business in the north and cash in on the resources. This quickly led to a grand effort to design the north into an economic and protected area […]

Looking back

This federal election was certainly bittersweet for many. In Quebec many wished for another minority and even a coalition government in Ottawa. Harper though pulled through and got the majority government he desired and asked Canadians for. The next four […]

Aboriginal health puts the brakes on oilsands growth

The perception of Aboriginal Health and Canada’s failure to protect the environment regarding Alberta’s oilsands production is leaving a foul taste in the mouths of many Americans and turning them off from purchasing Canadian oil. While oilsands production is slated […]

New partnership formed to help homeless Inuit women in Montreal

Pita Aatami, president of Makivik Corporation, and Lino Ferrara, chairman of the Board of Directors of Chez Doris, a day shelter for homeless women in Montreal, have signed a partnership agreement to support vulnerable Inuit women living on the streets […]

Shannen’s Dream gets a day on Parliament Hill

Students and educators from across Canada came together on April 27 in support of Shannen’s Dream, an organization formed in the wake of youth leader Shannen Koostachin’s death, and called for the end to apartheid in First Nations education. Koostachin […]

Shape up or ship out

Everywhere I travel these days, I feel the effects of global warming. Weather patterns are changing, ice caps are melting, glaciers are receding and it is all becoming very obvious. I first started hearing about a change in climate from […]

Golf Tournaments 2011

Cree Indian Centre of Chibougamau May 26, Club de Golf Chibougamau-Chapais, contact: Jo-Ann Toulouse, 418-748-7667 ext 230 Secretariat aux Alliances Economiques June 8, Golf Noranda, Rouyn-Noranda, contact: Sylvie Gaudet, Cree Nation of Wemindji June 11, Belvedere Golf Club, Val-d’Or, contact: […]


Spring has finally arrived, and with it the start of golf season, a time when golfers’ hopes spring eternal. Like most golfers, I dream of improving my game; straightening the hook out of my drive, owning the greens and, dare […]

Cree as in creativity

On April 19, the Cree School Board held its popular annual Art Exhibition. The event took place at École Wiinibekuu School in Waskaganish and displayed over 300 beautiful works of arts from the James Bay schools. The exhibits included many […]