Archive for December, 2011

Dust in the wind

  There’s nothing to put one’s daily concerns into perspective like reading about a black hole at the centre of the universe that’s about the size of four million suns and in the process of swallowing an enormous gas cloud […]

Goeland project moving along

  It looks like mining companies have finally learned that the only way they can set up shop in Eeyou Istchee is by making cooperative agreements that work with the communities to provide better prosperity and environmental sustainability. The Cree […]

UN inquiry for murdered & missing Aboriginal women

  The Native Women’s Association of Canada and the Feminist Alliance for International Action jointly announced that United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has decided to conduct an inquiry into Canada’s lack of action into the […]

Attawapiskat’s he said, she said

While approximately 90 families remain homeless in Attawapiskat amidst the community’s hot button housing crisis, Chief Theresa Spence and Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan are still locking horns over Ottawa’s proposed third-party management of the community.   At the beginning […]

We can make things better

  As Canadians we have a good reputation worldwide for giving. In the case of my home community of Attawapiskat and the recent news about the housing crisis, the Canadian Red Cross stepped in to help out. I would like […]

Is the current Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan, the best or worst ever?

Comments from people attending the Special Chiefs Assembly of the Assembly of First Nations. (note: Most people – everyone but one – insisted on anonymity because they feared repercussions if named. In fairness, I mentioned no names to all.) •••••••••••••• […]

Stimulating emporium

  During the holiday season leading up to Christmas, local craft fairs were popping up all over Quebec. While most were fairly small in size, Montreal hosted the country’s largest professional crafts show at Place Bonaventure throughout December. The 10th […]

Don’t they get it?

  Two symbols stand in stark contrast to each other the moment one enters the Special Chiefs Assembly of the Assembly of First Nations in Ottawa. The first symbol is a plains teepee – empty, mute and majestic. It’s also […]

ᑳ ᐱᔥᐱᓈᐙᒋᐦᐅᔮᓐ

  ᐦᐋᕇ ᓯᐱᔫ ᐋ ᒌ ᑎᐹᒋᒧᑦ ᐱᕌᔨᓐ ᐌᑉ ᐊ ᒌ ᐃᑣᔥᑎᒫᑎᐦᒃ ᑭᔮ ᐋ ᒌ ᒥᓯᓂᐦᐊᐦᒃ ᐹᔨᒀᐤ ᑮᑆ ᓂᒌ ᐱᔥᐱᓈᐙᒋᐦᐄᑯᓐ ᑭᔮ ᓃᔨ ᐅᑖ ᐐᓂᐹᑯᐦᒡ ᐅᑖ᙮ ᓂᒌ ᑣᔑᓐ, ᓂᒌ ᐱᑭᔥᑎᐙᐱᔨᓐ ᐊᓂᑖ ᑖᔅᑯᒻ ᐊᓂᑖ ᑳ ᐱᑭᔥᑎᐙᐱᔨᔮᓐ ᐋ ᑎᒀᒋᐦᒡ᙮ ᐋ ᔒᐹᐙᔮᒡ ᐊᓂᑖ ᒥᓂᔥᑎᒄ, ᐋ […]

Dangerous Ice

Told by Harry Scipio Translated and transcribed by Brian Webb   One time, I experienced a frightening event out on the bay. I fell through the ice. This happened during the fall way out in the bay.   The ice […]