Archive for November, 2011

Battling for ice supremacy

For the first time in the 31-year history of the CREE Senior Hockey and Broomball Tournament, two non-Native teams faced off in the tournament’s Class A hockey final. After posting identical records of 3-0 with 13 goals for and 3 […]

Drunk driver at the wheel

  “You won’t recognize Canada when I get through with it” – Stephen Harper, 2005 Never did a politician utter truer words. Indeed, we soon won’t even be able to find ourselves on Google maps. But no matter: the road […]

Award for Nation writer

  Nation reporter Akiva Levitas won the 2011-2012 Don McGillivray Memorial Prize in Explanatory Journalism from Concordia University for his article “Everything’s changing” which appeared in the September 23, 2011 issue of the Nation (Vol. 18, No. 23). On behalf […]

Innu outraged by ADQ leadership comments

  The Innu of the Ekuanitshit First Nation in Mingan, Quebec, are outraged and seeking an apology from the Action démocratique du Québec leadership after disparaging remarks were made about the Innu group in conjunction with the ADQ’s objection to […]

Housing crisis needs solutions

  In reading the news headlines today I noticed that one of the main stories was about my home community of Attawapiskat on the James Bay coast. The news item highlighted the fact that there is a housing crisis happening […]

Eye on the prize

  The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has produced some of the finest hockey talent in the world. As part of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), “The Q” is a league where only the most talented and dedicated hockey players […]

Determination pays off

  Sports have long provided a way for young people to get an education. Many teenagers have left their homes in Cree communities so that they can participate in their sport of choice at the highest level possible. As elite […]

Puck fun

  The hockey season is now in full swing. And there are no better indicators of that then the recent announcements of upcoming Aboriginal hockey tournaments in Ontario and Quebec. The Annual CREE Senior Hockey and Broomball Tournament is back […]

Making an impact

  Quebec hockey fans may best remember John Chabot as a young centre for the Montreal Canadiens. Indeed, Chabot has enjoyed a hockey career as an NHL player and coach that can be considered successful by any standard. Today, Chabot […]

Shannen’s dream lives on

  She was the voice of a generation of children who had grown up without a school and the face of a movement to fight the Canadian government for educational equality. Though she died in 2010, a new book allows […]