Archive for July, 2011

The Indians of Quebec Association

In the mid-1960s, the Indian Affairs Head Office in Ottawa ordered its Quebec regional office to organize a number of province-wide meetings with the leaders of Indian Bands to encourage them to develop a regional Indian organization to be prepared […]

Native pride

First off, I hope everyone had a great National Aboriginal Day on June 21, I know I did and I’m not even Native. For the celebrations I went to the reopening of the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal (NFCM) which […]

The greatness of graduating

Though school might be out for the summer, for some Crees this spring marked school being out forever for them. While the Nation would like to congratulate everyone who graduated from their respective academic programs this spring, we caught up […]

Running with Shannen’s dreams

The Shannen’s Dream campaign to end education apartheid for First Nations youth held a major launch on June 10 for a new report that will make its way to the United Nations later this year. The 84-page document is an […]

Entering Wemindji’s golden era

With the looming gold mining project on Wemindji territory getting closer to moving from the advanced exploration phase into becoming a full-fledged mine, one question that has been on the minds of many Crees is how to maximize the economic […]

Plugged in and beyond

When broadband finally hits Eeyou Istchee this fall, it won’t just mean that Crees will finally be able to run an iPhone or play Farmville at regular speed as a flood of new technologies geared at everything from online learning […]

Summer or bust

Wow, summer is finally here. I dusted off my second-hand air conditioner and cleaned off the dead mosquitoes and flies off the grill and readied the window for the first official indication that summer is really here. To make it […]

Of our beginnings

Looking back is always, as any police officer will tell you, difficult. If 10 people witness a crime you’ll have 10 different stories and many of them aren’t the same thing the others experienced. Another problem is summed up in […]