Archive for January, 2012

Aboriginal education incentive award winners

  Every year since 2004, Canada Post has been handing out the Aboriginal Education Incentives Award to reward efforts to complete higher education programs and the efforts to improve life for one’s self and others. This year, Canada Post selected […]

Chisasibi Chief to step down

  Abraham Rupert announced January 13 he will soon step down as Chisasibi Chief, citing health reasons. Rupert suffered a heart attack soon after his election in 2010, but returned to his post after a short time. He will remain […]

Fatal plane crash highlights lack of emergency services

  Four people lost their lives January 10 in a plane crash at the North Spirit Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario. Three of the deceased were members of North Spirit Lake and nearby Native communities. AFN National Chief Shawn […]

James Bay Hwy crash claims one

  Gordon Richard Blackned died in a head-on collision while travelling on the James Bay Highway January 10 after he lost control of his vehicle on icy roads. According to CBC North, the Sûreté du Québec was contacted regarding the […]

Back to the future

  Winter ice roads could be fading away and airships might be taking over. A report by the Conference Board of Canada is suggesting that hot-air blimps like the ones that dominated the skies in the 1920s and 1930s could […]


  “Once upon a time, among the Arapaho, there was a group of highly respected young men who served as messengers. In the Arapaho language, we referred to them as ‘those that fly.’ They wore special moccasins. When they ran, […]

What the UN can and can’t do to help Canada’s First Nations

Recent appeals to the United Nations to get involved with First Nations issues have made headlines across Canada. Most widely discussed is the ongoing housing crisis in communities like Attawapiskat and the disappearance and killings of hundreds of Aborig   […]

Deck the Bins

  Winter has settled in for the next few months and fresh blankets of snow are systematically covering most, if not all, of nature’s beautiful colours that we experience the rest of the year. This is not the case in […]

CREECO board nixes new structure – for now

  There were signs for a potential confrontation leading up to the Cree Regional Economic Enterprises (CREECO Inc.) board meeting in December. Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come’s plan to radically re-organize control of its business operations raised fears that the […]

Wakiponi still Mobile Innovative media group survives federal funding cuts with a mandate for social change

  Ashoka Canada’s Changemakers Initiative has announced two early winners in its competition Inspiring Approaches to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning. The early prizes, each worth $500, go to Québec’s Wapikoni Mobile, a travelling video and music workshop, and […]