Archive for July, 2011

Digging for the truth

The lesson was brutal. “Do you know,” I was asked, “what a gold mine listed on the Vancouver Stock Exchange actually is?” Er, I guess not. “A hole in the ground with a liar standing over it.” Twenty-five years later, […]

Cree actor Gordon TooToosis dead at 69

Canadian Stony Cree actor Gordon Tootoosis has passed away at the age of 69. The television and film star of projects like Legends of the Fall, North of 60, Wapos Bay and most recently, Blackstone, passed away in a Saskatoon […]

Government refuses to set up task force on Aboriginal women

Despite the fact that there are over 582 missing/murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose said that the federal government will not be setting up a specific task force to deal with the issue of missing […]

Police seeking suspect in Kuujjuarapik child sexual assault case

Yann Thiboudeau, a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec, confirmed that an investigation was underway in relation to a sexual assault committed on an eight-year-old child on June 16 in Kuujuarapik. This is a joint investigation being conducted by the […]

Man stabbed and medivaced out of Whapmagoostui

Constable Johnny Kawapit of the Eeyou Eenou Police Force in Whapmagoostui confirmed that on June 26, police received a call from the local nurse to look into an apparent stabbing. The call came in at around 3:58 pm – about […]

The woods are alive with the sound of…?

I woke up one morning in a half-dazed fog. I was in the woods at a cottage in the wilderness where normally the forest was quiet and still. There was no wind this night to rustle the leaves in a […]

Far from home

Continuing with his passion for making films that expose and remove prejudices, Quebec filmmaker Guy Simoneau has created Qallunaaliaqpallianiq – Heading South, a compelling new documentary that focuses on Inuit living in southern cities of Canada. The five people who […]

Creative gem

Tim Whiskeychan is a productive and prolific artist and generalist of sorts when it comes to the visual arts – he’s a painter, illustrator, sculptor and craftsman. Many samples of his work are displayed in his hometown of Waskaganish and […]

Driving for funds

It was a beautiful start to the summer season as Quebec Native Women Inc. (QNW) hosted the organization’s 5th Annual Golf Tournament. Once again held at the Caughnawaga Golf Club in Kahnawake, this year’s tournament attracted more than 100 golfers […]

A big “No” to niobium mining

As more voices join the movement to stop a niobium mining project on Kanehsatake territory, the pressure to put an end to the project is mounting amidst a great deal of suspicion and confusion. On June 30 about 40 protestors […]